Disha Vakani Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

Disha Vakani Wiki:- Disha Vakani was born in a Gujarati family, either on 17th August 1978 or 17th September 1978, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Her father, Bhim Vakani, was a renowned Gujarati theatre personality. At a young age, Disha was introduced to theatre by her father and began her acting career as a child theatre artiste, performing alongside him. She later pursued a degree in Dramatics from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad.

Disha Vakani Biography

Disha Vakani Padia is an Indian actress known for her work in theatre, films, and television. She is famous for portraying the character of Daya Jethalal Gada in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. She got married to Mayur Padia, a Mumbai-based chartered accountant, on 24th November 2015. The couple welcomed a baby girl on 27th November 2017. In May 2022, Disha gave birth to a baby boy.

Disha Vakani Biography

In 1997, Disha Vakani started her acting career with the movie ‘Kamsin: The Untouched,’ where she played the lead role of Pinky. She then appeared in several movies like ‘Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato’ (1999), ‘Phool Aur Aag’ (1999), ‘Paiso Maro Parmeshwar’ (2002), ‘Devdas’ (2002), ‘Mangal Pandey’ (2005), ‘Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love’ (2006), ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008), ‘C Kkompany’ (2008), and ‘Love Story’ (2008).

In 2004, she made her debut in the Hindi Television Industry with the show ‘Khichdi.’ She also appeared in ‘Instant Khichdi’ (2005), ‘Aahat’ (2004 – 05), ‘Resham Dankh’ (2006 – 07), and played the lead role of Daya Jethalal Gada in the popular sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ from 2008 to 2017. Additionally, she appeared in ‘CID’ in 2014.

Disha Vakani Wiki Bio Details

Real Name Disha Vakani
Nickname Dayaben
Known Name  Dayaben
Date of Birth 17 August 1978
Age 45 years ( as of 2023)
Birthplace Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Hometown Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Current Residence Mumbai , Maharashtra , India
Nationality Indian
Profession  Actor
Category Wiki
Religion Hindu
Zodiac sign  Leo
Food Habit Vegetarian

Physical Appereance

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Height Feet – 5 feet 4 inches
Meters – 1.63 m
Centimeters – 163 cm
Weight In Kilograms – 52 Kg
Figure Measurements Bra Size – 34
Waist Size – 26 Inches
Hips Size – 34 Inches
Figure Measurements – 34-26-34

Education Qualification & Ethnicity

School Name Not Known
College / University  Gujarat College, Ahmedabad
Educational Qualification Graduation in Dramatic Arts
Ethnicity Hindu

Family Member’s & Relationship

Father  Name Bhim Vakani (Gujarati Theater Artist)
Mother Name Not Known
Brother Name Mayur Vakani (Actor)
Sister Name Not Known
Spouse / Husband Name Mayur (Chartered Accountant)
Childrens ( Kids) Name Daughter- Stuti (born on 30 November 2017)
Son- Name Not Known (born in May 2023)

Disha Vakani Career

Disha Vakani was introduced to theatre at a young age by her father, Bhim Vakani, a renowned Gujarati theatre personality. She started her acting career as a child theatre artiste, working with her father. She later graduated in Dramatic Arts from Gujarat College and appeared in popular plays like “Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel,” “Baa Retire Thai Che,” and “Lali Lila.”

Disha Vakani

In addition to her theatre work, she played supporting roles in Hindi films such as “Devdas” (2002) and “Jodhaa Akbar” (2008). Her breakthrough came when she landed the lead role of Dayaben Gada in SAB TV’s sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” in 2008. Her on-screen brother, Sundarlal or Sundar, is portrayed by her real-life brother, Mayur Vakani. Disha Vakani went on maternity leave in September 2017 and did not return to the show. Since then, she has not been seen on television or social media.


Year Title
1997 Kamsin: The Untouched
1999 Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato
Phool Aur Aag
2002 Paiso Maro Parmeshwar
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising
2006 Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love
2008 Jodhaa Akbar
C Kkompany
Love Story 2050


Year Title
2003 Shubh Mangal Savadhan
2004 Khichdi
2005 Instant Khichdi
Hero – Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai
2004–2005 Aahat
2008–2017, 2018, 2019 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
2014 CID

Awards & Achievement

Year Award
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards
Indian Television Academy Awards
2010 3rd Zee Gold Awards
10th Indian Telly Awards
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards

Favorite Things

Favorite  Food Vada Pav
Favorite Actor Charlie Chaplin
Favorite Actress Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji ,
& Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Color White
Favorite Hobbies Swimming, reading, travelling, watching plays
Favorite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Destination London
Favourite Singer A.R. Rahman
Favorite Director Asit Modi

Social Media Platforms


Net Worth & Salary

Net Worth Rs. ₹37 crore
Monthly Salary / Income 1.5 Lakh per episode


Who is the child of Disha Vakani?

She has a four year old daughter. Disha Vakani, the famous Dayaben from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah became a mother for the second time. The actress gave birth to a son a few days ago. Her husband, businessman Mayur Padia and brother, actor Mayur Vakani, confirmed the news.

What is the salary of Disha Vakani per episode?

He is one of the highest paid actors on the show. 2. Disha Vakani aka Dayaben charges Rs 1.5 lakh per episode. We know Dayaben's character is at the heart of the series, and the chemistry between Jethalal and Dayaben is one of the reasons he's so popular.

What is the qualification of Disha Vakani?

Disha Vakani, best known for her role as Dayaben in the comedy sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, graduated from Gujarat College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in Dramatic Arts.

What is the age of Disha Vakani?

Disha Vakani Padia (born 17 August 1978), is an Indian film and television actress.

What is Disha Vakani doing now?

She returned to the show in 2019 with a special appearance and has been on hiatus since. She welcomes her second son in 2022. In an earlier conversation, producer Asit Kumarr Modi told, “Audiences, including me, want Disha to return as Daya and I hope hope she can.

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