Friends, here I am going to tell you about Disha Vakani, famous as “Dayaben” or “Daya Bhabhi”, who plays the lead role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
Retaining a show the best in the entire country and being a part of it from beginning to end is the sign of a successful actor.
Disha has been working on the show “Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma” for 12 years which is loved by children, old and young, people of all ages.
People watch this show sitting with their family and when they watch, they forget the stress of their entire day.
Doing Comedy show in India is not an easy task, forgetting the troubles of your life, you have to play a character that makes people laugh.
There are millions of fans of Disha Vakani, for her acting and style in TMKOC. But this is not easy for Disha to reach this position.
She has gained the character of Dayaben through many struggles in her life. In this article, we will know about the full story of Disha Vakani, how she became one of the successful TV actresses of India.
👩 Personal Info
|Real Name||Disha Vakani|
|Nick Name||Dayaben, Daya Bhabhi, Daya Gada|
|Date of Birth||17 September 1978|
|Birth Place||Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|Age (as in 2021)||42 Years|
|Hobbies||Acting & Travelling|
|Debut||Film: Kamsin: The Untouched (1997)|
TV: Khichdi (2004)
|Marital Status||Married (2015)|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Famous For||As a Dayaben role in TMKOC|
👧 Body Appearance & 💪 Physical Stats
|Height||5’ 5” in feet-inches|
167 in cm (centimetre)
1.67 in m (meter)
|Weight||approx. 55 kg|
Biography – Early Life & Career
Disha Vakani was born on 17 September 1978 (age 42 in 2021) in a Gujarati Jain family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Her father owns a theatre and was also a drawing teacher in the school. Disha’s family was associated with background theatre, because of this, she was attached to drama since childhood.
Disha once stated that when her father used to run the theatre, he was very upset for the actress. Because Gujarati girls did not like theatre at that time. Then Disha decided that she would grow up to become an actress and work in her father’s theatre.
Disha did her schooling from Siddhartha High School, Ahmedabad. After this, she graduated in Dramatic Arts in Diploma from Ahmedabad.
Acting Career of Disha Vakani
Along with working in theatre, Disha has also worked in several Gujarati plays such as Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila. From these plays, she got a lot of love of the Gujarati audience.
In 1997, Disha made her Bollywood debut with a B grade Bollywood movie Kamsin: The Untouched. Where she played a lead role and film was directed by Amit Suryavanshi.
In 1999 she made her appearance in Gujarati movie Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato and Hindi movie Phool Aur Aag.
Again in 2002, she played a supporting actor in the Gujarati movie Paiso Maro Parmeshwar and in the Hindi movie Devdas.
She also played a successful supporting actor’s role in Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), Jaana … Let’s Fall in Love (2006), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), C Kkompany (2008) and Love Story 2050 (2008).
➾ TV Career
Disha Vakani started her TV career with Khichdi show in 2004. In 2005, she made a guest appearance in a comedy show called Instant Khichdi.
Then she worked in a TV serial called Aahat in 2004-05. From 2006-2007 starred in the show Resham Dankh.
Also Read About: Disha Vakani’s Daughter
Despite trying her luck everywhere, she was not getting that popularity and love. But when one of her friends told her in 2008, Neela Tele Films is auditioning for the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah show.
Then she went to audition, seeing Disha’s excellent acting, she was selected for the role of Daya Gada in TMKOC.
Disha started working in this show and constantly the popularity of the show grew so much that later on the show became one of India’s successful TV shows.
Today the situation is such that Disha Vakani has become so famous for the role of Daya Gada that this show cannot be imagined without her.
The dialogue and acting of Daya Gada’s character are both different and best. Her dramatic and enthusiastic role of Daya Gada made her very popular. “Hey Maa Mataji” is her popular dialogue in TMKOC, she has found love for people on her acting basis from 2008 till date.
Her brother Mayur Vakani also acting in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma as her on-screen brother Sundarlal or Sundar.
TMKOC’s TRP was reduced significantly when Disha took its maternity leave in 2017.
|Parents||Father: Bhim Vakani |
Mother: Not Known
📚 Education Information
|School||Siddhartha High School, Ahmedabad|
|College(s)/University||Gujarat College, Ahmedabad|
|Education Qualification||Dramatic Arts in Diploma|
💸 Net Worth & Income
|Salary||1.40 Lakh INR per episode of TMKOC|
|Income||20 Lakh to 22 Lakh INR|
|Net Worth||₹15 crore – ₹18 crore in Indian rupees|
|Source of Income||From TV Shows, Movies etc…|
|1997||Kamsin: The Untouched|
|1999||Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato (Gujarati)|
|1999||Phool Aur Aag|
|2002||Paiso Maro Parmeshwar (Gujarati)|
|2005||Mangal Pandey: The Rising|
|2005||Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love|
|20008||Love Story 2050|
|Year||TV Show Name|
|2006 – 2007||Resham Dankh|
|2008–2018||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah|
|2014||CID (in 1 episode)|
|2009||9th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)|
|2009||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Comedy|
|2010||3rd Zee Gold Awards||Best Comic Actor (Popular)|
|2010||10th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)|
|2014||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Comedy|
|2015||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress – Comedy|
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