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Disha Vakani Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography, Career & Facts

Disha Vakani is a talented actress from India who mostly works in television serials. She became a household name for her role as a Daya Jethalal Gada in the noted comedy serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.” She is one of the most popular characters in the serial. Check out more about Disha Vakani from the given article.

Disha as Daya

Disha Vakani Age

Disha Vakani was born on Thursday, 17th August 1978 (age 41 years old; as of 2020). She was born to the Gujarati speaking family of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Disha Vakani Wiki

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Disha Vakani Bio-data
Real NameDisha Vakani
Nick NameDisha
Known Name:Daya (TMKOC)
Birth-date17th August 1978 (Thrusday)
Age41 years (as of 2020)
ProfessionActress, Model
HobbiesReading, Cooking, Traveling
DebutGujarati Theater: Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel
Film: Kamsin (1997)
Television: Khichdi (2004)
Famous ForRole of Daya Jethalal Gada in TMKOC
Net WorthNot Known
Political InterestNot Known
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 5' 4"
In centimetre: 163 cm
In meter: 1.63 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 55 Kg
In grams: 121 Lbs
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignLeo
Food Habits:Non-Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
FatherBhim Vakani
MotherName Not Known
SiblingsBrother: Mayur Vakani (Actor)
Born PlaceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolLocal School of Ahmedabad
CollegeGujarat College, Ahmadabad, India
Education QualificationGraduate
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date24th November 2015
Husband/Spouse NameMayur Padia (chartered accountant)
BoyfriendMayur Padia
ChildrenStuti Padia
Favorite Things & Assets
Favorite FoodGujarati Food
Favorite BeverageTea
Favorite DestinationAhmadabad, Gujarat
Favorite ActorSalman Khan
Favorite ActressDeepika Padukone
Favorite ColorBlack
Car Collection:Not Known
Social Media Accounts
FacebookNot Known
TwitterNot Known
Tik TokNot Known

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Disha Vakani is a well-established actress from Gujarat, India. She was born and brought up with her family in Ahmedabad. Since childhood, she was always interested in arts like acting. Additionally, she completed her graduation in dramatics.


Disha started her career by doing theaters and became a part of several plays such as Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila. She made her first appearance in the film Kamsin: The Untouched as a lead. Next, she did several supporting roles in films such as Phul Aur Aag, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, and many more.

In 2004, Disha Vakani also placed in the hit tv serial of Star Plus, “Khichdi.” In 2008, Disha became a part of popular comedy tv serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’ She became one of the loved characters as the role of Daya Jethalal Gada.

Family, Caste & Religion

Disha Vakani was born on 17th August 1978 into the Gujarati speaking family of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Her father’s name is Bhim Vakani and he was also a noted theater artist. Disha has one younger brother named ‘Mayur Vakani‘ who is also an actor by profession.

Childhood Pic of Disha Vakani
Childhood Pic of Disha Vakani
Disha Vakani Parents
Actress Disha Vakani with Parents
Disha Vakani's Brother Mayur Vakani
Disha with her Brother Mayur Vakani

Disha Vakani follows Jainism and holds Indian nationality. She is a Gujarati Jain by caste. Disha is very close to her family and loves to spend time with them.

Boyfriend, Husband, Children & Relationship

Disha Vakani is married to Mayur Padia on 24th November 2015. Her husband Mayur Padia is a Chartered Accountant by profession. The couple is blessed with a daughter Stuti Padia in 2017. Both Disha and Mayur look very cute and happy together.

Disha Vakani Husband
Disha’s husband Mayur Padia


Disha Vakani was born and brought up into the family of Ahemdabad. She completed her schooling locally from her hometown. She did graduation in Dramatics from the Gujarat College, Ahmedabad. Disha belongs to the family of noted artist Bhim Vakani’s family.

Disha was always interested in acting and drama since her childhood and received inspiration from her parents. After graduation, Disha started her career as a theater artist and became a part of many popular plays. She made the first appearance as a stage actress in a play Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila.

In 1997, Disha Vakani made her first appearance on screen as a lead in the film ‘Kamsin: The Untouchable.’ Next, she became a part of the Gujarati film ‘Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato‘ in 1999. The same year, she did acting in the film Phool Aur Daag.

In 2002, Disha Vakani starred in the Gujarati film Paiso Maro Parmeshwar and Hindi film Devdas. In the romantic film Devdas, she played the small role of Sakhi alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwariya Rai. She received huge appreciation and more offers for work.

Disha in Khichdi

In 2004-05, Disha made guest appearances in the tv serials such as Khichdi, Instant Khichdi, and Aahat. She also played the role of Yasmin in the Bollywood film ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’.

Career from 2006

In 2006, Disha starred in the tv serial Resham Dankh and the film Jaana… Let’s Fall In Love. Next, she played an important role in films such as Jodhaa Akbar, C Kkompany, and Love Story 2050. In the film, Jodha Akbar, she played the role of Madhvi alongside popular stars such as Hrithik Roshan and Aishwariya Rai.

Disha Vakani in Jodha Akbar
Actress Disha in film Jodha Akbar

In 2008, Disha Vakani received an offer to appear in the comedy tv serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’ She is playing the lead role of Daya who is a wife Jethalal. She is a mother of the most popular character Tappu (aka Tipnedra Jethalal Gada) played by Raj Anakdat in TMKOC.

Disha Vakani TMKOC
Disha as a Daya in TMKOC

Disha received huge popularity with her comic role in the serial and received several awards for acting skills. The serial went hit in a very short time and became one of the most-watched Hindi serials.


Disha Vakani received immense popularity with the role of Daya Jethalal Gada. She received several awards for amazing acting skills in TMKOC.

Disha Vakani Award
Disha Vakani Award
  • Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress Comedy in TMKOC (2008, 2009, 2014)
  • Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in Comic Role in TMKOC (2009, 2010)
  • Most Popular Actor in Comic Role Female at Indian Telly Award (2010)
  • Best Actress in Comic Role Jury (2012, 2013)

Facts of Disha Vakani

Does Disha smoke?: No

Does Disha drink alcohol?: No

The character of Sunder in TMKOC is played by actor Mayur Vakani who is a real brother of Disha. So, Daya and Sunder are siblings in real-life too.

Her major hobby includes traveling, shopping, cooking, and spend time with family.

In real life, Disha (Daya) is a very big fan of Gujarat’s very popular traditional Garba. During Navratri, she makes guest appearances in different cities such as Ahemdabad and Sural along with a team.

For a short time, she left the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah due to personal reasons.

Her father Bhim Vakani is a noted actor in India. According to IMDB, he made his appearance in films such as Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Swadesh (2004), and What Is Your Zodiac Sign? (2009)

Disha is a very popular personality on social media and the internet. Moreover, she is not an active person on social platforms such as Instagram, Facebook & Instagram.

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