|Born||October 17, 1974|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||American Musical and Dramatic Academy|
Manji was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Indian parents who immigrated there from Tanzania. His family is Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian descent, and he has said that his religion is very important to him. When Manji was in first grade, he and his family moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he was raised. He graduated from Crescent Heights High School.
Manji's parents wanted him to go to college to earn a degree, but he wanted to be an actor. He attended the University of Alberta, where his sister Rishma was enrolled. The only class he enjoyed there was drama. In 1992 Manji enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
During the early years of Manji's career, he played small parts in various films and television shows, with recurring roles in Privileged, Better Off Ted and 24. In 2010 Manji auditioned for the role of Gupta on the NBC comedy Outsourced. Parvesh Cheena got the part, but the producers cast Manji as the scheming assistant manager Rajiv. Manji appeared in a GEICO commercial as a customer in the checkout aisle who wins the "auction," and in commercials for Kmart, LendingTree, National Car Rental, and The UPS Store.
|1997||Sue Lost in Manhattan||Newsstand Owner|
|1998||Too Tired to Die||Young Arab|
|2001||American Desi||Salim Ali Khan|
|2001||Queenie in Love||Ahmed|
|2002||The Guru||Party Waiter|
|2004||Fillum Star: The Peter Patel Story||Peter Patel|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Colonel Mahmood|
|2007||God, Inc.||Muslim Publicist||Short film|
|2009||Karma Calling||Nikhil Shah|
|2010||Morning Glory||DayBreak Producer|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Kalil|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Assistant|
|2014||That Thing with the Cat||Manu|
|2014||Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day||Mr. Cellars|
|2015||Miss India America||Balu Patel|
|2016||The Tiger Hunter||Babu Rahman|
|2016||Odd Squad: The Movie||Weird Mitch|
|2016||The Bounce Back||Daryl|
|2017||Wild Honey||Writers' Group Leader|
|2018||The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot||Maple Leaf|
|2020||Midnight Curry||Amman Khoja|
|1998||Money Kings||Club Patron||Television film|
|1999||One Life to Live||Dr. Patel||Episode: #1.7991|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Santanu Singh||Episode: "Gone"|
|2005||NCIS||Dr. Pandy||Episode: "SWAK"|
|2005||Damage Control||2 episodes|
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Car Salesman||Episode: "Money"|
|2005||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Santa Claus||Episode: "#13.62"|
|2006||E-Ring||Officer ISI||Episode: "Five Pillars"|
|2006||Rescue Me||Haji||Episode: "Retards"|
|2007||The Knights of Prosperity||Dentist||Episode: "Operation: Fighting Shape"|
|2007||The Game||Tubak||Episode: "To Baby... Or Not to Baby"|
|2007||Without a Trace||Fasil Mazarin||Episode: "Deep Water"|
|2008||Mind of Mencia||Gynecologist||Episode: "#4.1"|
|2008||Life||Young Doctor||Episode: "Everything... All the Time"|
|2008||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Mehar||Episode: "Paddy's Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia"|
|2008||Hannah Montana||Ajay||Episode: "You Never Give Me My Money"|
|2009–2010||Better Off Ted||Rick / Male Office Worker||5 episodes|
|2009–2010||FlashForward||Maneesh Sandhar||3 episodes|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Swami Banu Kapatu||Episode: "The Mommy and the Swami"|
|2009||Worst Week||Ashok||Episode: "The Epidural"|
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Tony||Episode: "Olfactus"|
|2009||How I Met Your Mother||Dr. Vikash||Episode: "Double Date"|
|2009||Medium||Rental Agent||Episode: "New Terrain"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Dr. Drev / Dr. Dev / Male Doctor||3 episodes|
|2010–2011||Outsourced||Rajiv Gidwani||22 episodes|
|2010||Glee||Dr. Gidwani||Episode: "Laryngitis"|
|2010||Hawthorne||Dr. Asheesh Danee||Episode: "Afterglow"|
|2011||Rizzoli & Isles||Private Investigator||Episode: "Seventeen Ain't So Sweet"|
|2012–2013||Crash & Bernstein||Dr. Gordon||2 episodes|
|2012||New Girl||Interviewer||Episode: "Normal"|
|2012||Shake It Up||John||Episode: "Whodunit Up?"|
|2012||Squad 85||Cubby / Asst. Principal||3 episodes|
|2013||Touch||Pakistani Interrogator||Episode: "Enemy of My Enemy"|
|2013||Wendell & Vinnie||Aziz||2 episodes|
|2013||Arrested Development||Animesh / Male Concierge||Episode: "Indian Takers"|
|2013||Save Me||Dr. Carroll||Episode: "Heal Thee"|
|2013||Anger Management||Indian Father||Episode: "Charlie and the Airport Sext"|
|2013||Lucky 7||Ahsan Lashiri||3 episodes|
|2013||Bones||Raymond McCants||Episode: "The Mystery in the Meat"|
|2013||The Goldbergs||Donald||Episode: "Shopping"|
|2013–2014||Dog with a Blog||Dr. Young||2 episodes|
|2014||Mom||Dr. Bellin||2 episodes|
|2014||Working the Engels||Edward Fancy-Doodle||Episode: "Jenna vs. Big Pastry Part II"|
|2014||Mixology||Ganesh||Episode: "Closing Time"|
|2015||Young & Hungry||Cashier / Doctor||Episode: "Young & Munchies"|
|2015||Backstrom||Dr. Deb Chaman||5 episodes|
|2015||The Thundermans||Babu Ouch||Episode: "Phoebe vs Max: The Sequel"|
|2015||Minority Report||Dr. Orson||Episode: "Fredi"|
|2015–2020||Schitt's Creek||Ray Butani||13 episodes|
|2015–2016||Bella and the Bulldogs||Mr. Matoo||2 episodes|
|2016||The League||Maitre D||Episode: "The 13 Stages of Grief"|
|2016||NCIS: Los Angeles||Anton||Episode: "Matryoshka, Part 1"|
|2016||Workaholics||Saul Kingston||Episode: "Night at the Dudeseum"|
|2016||Another Period||Prince Apato||Episode: "The Prince and the Pauper"|
|2016||Goliath||Dr. Carbo||Episode: "It's Donald"|
|2017–2020||The Magicians||Tick Pickwick||24 episodes|
|2017||Mr. Robot||Norm||Season 3|
|2017||Mondays||Tour Guide||2 episodes|
|2018||Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy||Todd||8 episodes|
|2018||A Very Nutty Christmas||Justin||TV movie|
|2019–2020||Sydney to the Max||Vice Principal Virman||5 episodes|
|2019–2020||Perfect Harmony||Reverend Jax||Main cast, 13 episodes|
|2007||Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties||Akbar|
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- Strachan, Alex (May 12, 2011). "It's end of the season for five television programs". The Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario). p. C8.
- "Outsourcing stereotypes". Retrieved January 23, 2015.
- Rydhan, Irfan. "Rizwan Manji: Taking Jobs From White America". ILLUME. Archived from the original on December 26, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
- Ryan, Andrew (October 6, 2010). "Outsourced, in this case, is 'a great honour'". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). p. R4.
- "Indo-Canadian Actor to Star in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'". News India-Times (New York). December 20, 2013. p. 23.
- Hall, Jamie (September 30, 2010). "Actor finds way in with Outsourced; Sitcom set in Indian firm 'a really big deal' for ex-U of A student". Edmonton Journal. p. D1.
- Volmers, Eric (September 30, 2010). "Sitcom laughs outsourced to Calgary actor; Rizwan Manji shows funny side in new series". Calgary Herald. p. E4.
- ""Outsourced" not outdone — Ismaili actor makes headway in Hollywood". TheIsmaili.org. December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 12, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Brioux, Bill (November 27, 2010). "Landing a big job on Outsources: The new show is the latest in a trend that reflects the growing global reach of the South Asian community". Toronto Star. p. SW4.
- Hanson-Firestone, Dana, "10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rizwan Manji," tvovermind.com, November 2019 Retrieved April 7, 2020
- ispot.tv Manji TV Commercials Ads Retrieved April 7, 2020
- "Rizwan Manji Welcomes Son Aariq". People. Retrieved September 26, 2020.