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Rizwan Manji

Rizwan Manji

Rizwan Manji stars in NBC's comedy series Outsourced as Rajiv Gidwani, the assistant manager of the Mid America Novelties call center in India, who dreams of someday taking over as manager in order to move out of his parents' house and get married. He is desperate for Todd (Ben Rappaport) to either succeed quickly or fail and go home, so he can replace him as the manager of the call center.

Prior to Outsourced, he was cast as a series regular in the ABC pilot Fourplay from executive producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (Will ? Grace). Recently Manji has been seen on Glee, How I Met Your Mother, and Hawthorne, as well as recurring on FlashForward, Three Rivers, and Better off Ted. Manji also recurred as Ahman on the final season of 24, though he is probably best known for playing the cantankerous butler Rami on the series Privileged.

His film credits include supporting roles in Charlie Wilson's War, Transformers, and the upcoming Morning Glory.

Manji was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Calgary, Alberta where he attended Crescent Heights High School. His ancestry is from a small village in Gujarat, India, however both his parents were raised and met in Tanzania, East Africa. Manji graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He currently makes Studio City, California his home.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Rizwan Manji Facts

BirthdayOctober 17, 1974 (43)
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Selected Filmography

Outsourced: The Complete Series
Karma Calling
The Citizen
American Desi
Outsourced: The Complete Series by Ben Rappaport
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