Dileep Rao - Biography

Last Modified: Feb 4, 2022

Dileep Rao
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Avatar (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : July 23, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Dileep A. Rao
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1


High School: Claremont High School
University: University of California, American Conservatory Theater
Ethnicity: Indian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Dileep Rao?

Dileep Rao is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the films Drag Me to Hell, Avatar, Inception, Avatar 2, Avatar 3.

Dileep Rao – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dileep Rao was born in Los Angeles, California, the USA on July 29, 1973, as Dileep A. Rao. His mother worked as a physicist while his father worked as an engineer. He was raised in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, Denver, Colorado, and later in Claremont, California alongside his sibling- a sister. 

His sister, whose name is not known, is now a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The names of his Indian parents have also not been made public.

Dileep Rao with his parents (Image: Zimbio)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Dileep Rao attended Claremont High School. Following graduation, he went to the University of California and earned a B.A. from the same. He went on to study at American Conservatory Theater from where he received his Master’s in Fine Arts degree.

His ethnicity is Indian.

Dileep Rao – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Like most details of his early life, Dileep Rao’s personal life is very illusive. There are no mentions of his romantic relationships or girlfriends. He seems to be unmarried sans wife and children.

Dileep Rao in Inception (Image: Pinterest)

Dileep Rao – Career

Early Days

Following college graduation, Dileep Rao moved to Los Angeles where he began working in regional theater. Some of the theatres in which he worked in plays include Berkeley Rep, South Coast Repertory, and Manhattan Theater Club. In 2002 he competed in the TV game show Jeopardy!, which was then hosted by Alex Trebek. Rao was able to win $34,400 on the show.

His debut appearance was in an episode of the TV series Standoff (2006). This was followed by appearances in an appearance of TV series Brothers & Sisters (2008), and in the film Drag Me to Hell. Finally, his first role was in the 2009 film Avatar as Dr. Max Patel.

Films, Series

Over the years, Dileep Rao has starred in the films Inception (2010), Murder of a Cat (2014), Beeba Boys (2015), Avatar 2 (2022), Avatar 3 (2024), etc. Moreover, he has portrayed characters in the episode(s) of the TV series Childrens Hospital (2012), Touch (2013), Z Nation (2015), Mr. Robot (2017).


On the set of Avatar, Dileep Rao has worked with Chloe Coleman, Wes Studi, Keston John, Joel David Moore, Matt Gerald.

Dileep Rao in Avatar (Image: ScienceFiction)

Dileep Rao – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Dileep Rao is under review and will be updated.

Dileep Rao – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Twitter, Rao is followed by thousands of followers and counting. He seems to be absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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