Disha Vakani

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Disha Vakani
Disha Vakani at ITA awards.jpg
Disha Vakani at 10th Indian Telly Awards
Born Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Disha Vakani is an Indian film and television actress. She made her career as a stage actress in Gujarati plays like Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila.[2] She has appeared in films like, Devdas (2002) and Jodha Akbar (2008).[3] Currently she is playing the role of Daya Jethalal Gada in SAB TV's show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[4][5][6]

Vakani graduated in the Dramatic arts from Gujarat College in Ahmedabad.[2]




Year Award Category Show Result
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Won[2]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy
2010 3rd Zee Gold Awards Best Comic Actor (Popular)
10th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)


  1. ^ "Disha Vakani misses theatre". The Times of India. 5 Nov 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "I enjoy acting: Disha Vakani". Mumbai Mirror. 30 Dec 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Jhumari Nigam-Misra (12 November 2009). "Pretty women". Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Comedy Inc". 1 Jul 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Character’s the KING". Indian Express. 25 Nov 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Funny female bone". The Times of India. 21 Jun 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2013.