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Disha Vakani (Dayaben) Wiki, Age, Husband, Daughter, Brother

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 NameDisha Vakani
Nick NameDayaben, Daya Bhabhi, Daya Gada
Date of Birth17 September 1978
Birth PlaceAhmedabad, Gujarat
Age (as in 2021)42 Years
Birth Sign(Zodiac)Leo
CountryIndia
CasteJain (Gujarati)
ReligionHindu
HobbiesActing & Travelling
Profession(s)Actress
DebutFilm: Kamsin: The Untouched (1997)
TV: Khichdi (2004)
Marital StatusMarried (2015)
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Famous ForAs a Dayaben role in TMKOC

👧 Body Appearance 💪 Physical Stats

Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Skin ColorFair
Height5’ 5” in feet-inches
167 in cm (centimetre)
1.67 in m (meter)
Weightapprox. 55 kg
Figure Measurement35-30-36
TattooNone

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.

➾ Education


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.

Personal Life


Disha is married on 24 November 2015 to Mayur Padia, a chartered accountant in Mumbai. On 27 November 2017, a girl named Stuti Padia was born to them.

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.

👨‍👩‍👦 Family

ParentsFather: Bhim Vakani
Mother: Not Known
BrotherMayur Vakani
HusbandMayur Padia
SisterKhushali Vakani
DaughterStuti Padia

📚 Education Information

SchoolSiddhartha High School, Ahmedabad
College(s)/UniversityGujarat College, Ahmedabad
Education QualificationDramatic Arts in Diploma

💸 Net Worth & Income

Salary1.40 Lakh INR per episode of TMKOC
Income20 Lakh to 22 Lakh INR
Net Worth₹15 crore – ₹18 crore in Indian rupees
Source of IncomeFrom TV Shows, Movies etc…

🎬 Filmography

YearFilm Name
1997Kamsin: The Untouched
1999Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato (Gujarati)
1999Phool Aur Aag
2002Paiso Maro Parmeshwar (Gujarati)
2002Devdas
2005Mangal Pandey: The Rising
2005Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love
2008Jodhaa Akbar
2008C Kkompany
20008Love Story 2050
YearTV Show Name
2004Khichdi
2005Instant Khichdi
2004–2005Aahat
2006 – 2007Resham Dankh
2008–2018Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
2014CID (in 1 episode)

🏆 Awards

YearAwardCategory
20099th Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)
2009Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actress – Comedy
20103rd Zee Gold AwardsBest Comic Actor (Popular)
201010th Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)
2014Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actress – Comedy
2015Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actress – Comedy

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