On the acting front, Ravi’s next appearance is in Gal Gadot and Chris Pine’s WONDER
WOMAN 1984. Ravi is also co-creator and co-lead in Netflix’s upcoming half-hour
comedy series MESSY, which follows an Indian woman pursuing her passion of stand-up
comedy in Mumbai and is set to premiere this fall. He was most recently a lead in COME
AS YOU ARE (97% on Rotten Tomatoes) opposite Hayden Szeto & Gabourey Sidibe, as
well as the Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy LONG SHOT, both of which premiered at
The multi-hyphenate is also a prominent figure in the documentary space. His eagerly
awaited docuseries RAVI PATEL’S PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS is set to premiere on HBO
Max this year. Ravi acts as host, along with his loved ones, taking the audience across the
globe while exploring life’s most pressing questions. Ravi is also creator and star of a
docuseries exploring the emerging stand-up comedy scene in India, produced by Will
Ravi is most well-known for co-directing, and starring in MEET THE PATELS, a festival
darling that has become one of the most streamed documentaries of the last five years.
The film’s success led to an offer to adapt the documentary into a feature film through Fox
Searchlight Pictures. Other notable credits include the critically-acclaimed MASTER OF
NONE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SCRUBS, HAWAII FIVE-0, GREY’S
ANATOMY, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, and THE COMEDIANS.
Formerly an investment banker, Ravi is the co-founder of This Saves Lives, which donates
a meal packet for every granola bar they sell. He is also an active advisor and board
member to multiple food, health and wellness start-ups.
He is currently based in LA with his wife (a therapist) and three year-old daughter (also a