Dileep Rao Biography, Age, Education, Films, Dr. Max Patel & Interview

Dileep Rao Biography

Dileep Rao is an American actor, born (Dileep A. Rao) on July 29, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Rao has starred in various films like Drag Me to Hell (2009), James Cameron’s science fiction film Avatar (2009) and Christopher Nolan’s thriller Inception (2010). He has also appeared in several television series.

Dileep Rao Age

Rao was born (Dileep A. Rao) on July 29, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Rao is 45 years old as of 2018.

Dileep Rao Family

Rao was born to to a physicist mother and an engineer father. He grew up in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, Denver, Colorado, and Claremont, California. Rao has one sister who is a professor.

Dileep Rao Education

Rao graduated from Claremont High School and the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. Later he received an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Dileep Rao Photo
Dileep Rao Photo

Dileep Rao Career

Rao’s first job subsequent to graduating was in the American debut of Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard. Rao moved to Los Angeles and started working in local performance center including at the Berkeley Rep, South Coast Repertory, and for the Manhattan Theater Club. He contended on Jeopardy! on June 7, 2002, and won $34,400. On June 8, 2008, Rao was arbitrarily chosen from more than 1600 participants to play the NPR Weekend Edition Sunday confuse on air with Will Shortz. In 2009, he showed up in Avatar and Drag Me to Hell. He was selected for a few honors as a component of the troupe cast in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception. He played a pharmacologist in the film.

Dileep Rao Filmography






Drag Me to Hell

Rham Jas


Dr. Max Patel





Murder of a Cat

Doctor Mundhra


Beeba Boys

Kash Sood


Avatar 2

Dr. Max Patel


Avatar 3

TV roles

  • Standoff as Robert (2006)
  • Brothers & Sisters as Arlo Natterson (2008)
  • Touch as Vikash Nayar (2013)
  • Z Nation as Odegard (2015)
  • Mr. Robot as Sandesh Markesh (2017)

Rao Dileep Dr. Max Patel

Rao casts his role as Dr. Max Patel a scientist who worked in the in the upcoming films series Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Program.

Upcoming Movies

Rao plays the role of Dr. Max Patel in the upcoming Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 series.

Dileep Rao FIU

Rao is a clinical officer in the Department of Intertional Business of Florida International University.

Dileep Rao Interview