Honesty is the best polity. But lying is even better on the Netflix series The Mole. Yes! And for someone like Pranav Patel who often “plays devil’s advocate against my own beliefs,” the show was his playground.
Keep reading this Pranav Patel Bio to learn more about him.
Pranav Patel On Netflix’s The Mole
The reboot of the ABC original, Netflix’s Mole series featured 12 players who were forced to lie and deceive others if they wanted to stay in the game. But unlike a few contestants who were new to the “lying” thing, Pranav was a self-proclaimed “very good liar” who believed speaking and acting with conviction was a great way to dissuade any nonbelievers in his lies.
And for this, many concluded that he was the mole.
His actions at every turn deliberately threw suspicion upon himself. For instance, he purposefully added money to the pot, something a mole would attempt to do.
For those who missed it, his team earned $2,500 in the first challenge and there was nothing suspicious throughout his squad’s jailbreak for mission #2 that got $14,000. But in the end, he didn’t even look into the dossiers with information on his fellow contestants in the hopes that he could cash in $10,000.
However, Pranav did make up for it in the very next round by earning $7,000 in total.
In the very episode, Sandy Ronquillo who was skeptical of him following the bank heist mission then got eliminated. Thus clearing any doubts about him being the mole.
According to Pranav, his strategy was the show was to focus on developing skills that could help him understand players’ motives and actions in real-time so that he could be appropriately reactive. But he knew four eyes were better than two. Given that there was a lot of information to take in, he wanted to ally with a trustworthy person or two.
He believed he could win the show because of his “competitiveness, ability to stay calm in pressure situations, and his ability to stay neutral and maintain beneficial relationships with all players.”
Pranav Patel Age
Pranav Patel was 29 years of age when he appeared on The Mole in 2022.
He is of the same age as his co-contestants William Richardson, Jacob Hacker, and Dom Gabriel.
Who Are Pranav Patel Parents?
Pranav Patel was born to his parents, his “Lions of HKingdom”, Sureshbhai N and Lina S Patel.
His father, Sureshbhai is an Internal Medicine expert who graduated with an MD degree from the Gujarat University Faculty of Medicine in 1990. For residency, he then worked at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center from 1990 to 1993 and later landed a job at United Hospitals Medical Center.
Also, Sureshbhai is Pranav’s role model since childhood.
In 2022, Sureshbhai and Lina were 66 and 61 years of age.
On Sureshbhai’s birthday (i.e. on April 15) in 2020, Pranav took it to his IG to share a pic of his parents captioned, “Missing these two a little extra this week, as the big man turns another year in his epic life. Told me that it’s my turn to take the torch for the family, and I’ll always pursue the seemingly impossible just as they did.”
Fun Fact: Pranav has no siblings.
Pranav Patel Job
Pranav Patel is a Biomedical Engineer.
In 2022, he was working as an “Intellectual Property Associate” at Lando & Anastasi, LLP. But initially, he joined the company in May of that year as a summer associate.
Prior to this, Pranav worked as a “paralegal” at Sher Tremonte LLP for 1 ½ years, as “a public policy analyst” at NxStage Medical, Inc. for ½ year, as “Medical Hospitalist Scribe” at Advocate Condell Medical Center for 4 months, and as a “research assistant” at Hackensack University Medical Center for 4 months.
Also, in 2020, Pranav had the opportunity to work with NASA attorneys on a broad range of legal matters encountered by NASA.
Someday, this physics fanatic dreams of becoming an astronaut.
When Pranav isn’t working, he loves to dance. His styles include Bollywood, bhangra, afro, contemporary, hip hop, and Indian folk. Infact, Pranav is a competitive dancer. He started his journey in 2013 at Northwestern University and went on to perform for Bollywood America 2014 and 2016, Midwest Dhamaka, Bollywood Berkeley, A-Town Showdown, A2 Dhoom, Buckeye Mela, Nachte Raho, South Asian Showdown, Legacy on Broad, Infusion, and more.
In 2018, Pranav even started a new touring dance company, AfroDesi, with his friend.
Pranav Patel Girlfriend
Pranav Patel met his girlfriend Sabrina Drezek back in May 2021. Since then, the duo were inseparable. They danced, played, traveled, and even hit the gym together.
Back in Sept 2022, the duo was spotted in Switzerland.
Now, talking about his girlfriend, Sabrina (who turned 26 on June 18, 2022) is as qualified as Pranav. In 2022, she was working with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. staffing and recruiting professionals with expertise in the life science industry.
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Pranav Patel Height
Pranav Patel stands tall at a height above 6 feet (183 cm).
When Is Pranav Patel Birthday?
Pranav celebrates his birthday on July 8 and is of the Cancer zodiac.
Where Is Pranav Patel From?
Pranav hails from Paramus, NJ.
But as of 2022, he resided in Boston, Massachusetts.
Where Did Pranav Patel Recieve His Education?
Pranav has a BS in Biomedical Science from Northwestern University (2015), an MPH in health policy from the George Washington University – Milken Institute School of Public Health, and a JD from the University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
Also, from 2015 – 2016, Pranav went to Harvard University to study Biological Sciences.