Daya Vaidya

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Daya Vaidya
Born Daya Vivian Vaidya
May 20, 1980 (1980-05-20) (age 37)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–2012
Spouse(s) Hutson Miller (2006–2008)
Don Wallace (2011–present)
Children Leela Grace Wallace (b.2009)
Jai Blue Wallace & Dev Eshaan Wallace (b. 2012)

Daya Vivian Vaidya (born May 20, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Nina Inara in the television series Unforgettable.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Vaidya, a multi-cultural mix of East Indian, Nepalese, Spanish and Italian, was born May 20, 1980 in Kathmandu, Nepal.[3] Her parents moved with her to Oakland, California when she was two years old. She began performing in plays and musicals at the age of eleven, as well as training in all forms of dance from tap and ballet, to hip-hop. She went on to dance on scholarship at Alvin Ailey in New York City and finally received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is supporting herself with a career in film and television.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Vaidya is married to Don Wallace. They have a daughter, Leela Grace, born in 2009.[5] Vaidya gave birth to identical twin boys on July 25, 2012 in New York City; Jai Blue and Dev Eshaan.[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Leprechaun in the Hood Waitress #1 Direct to video
2003 Naked Brown Men Gina
2004 My Baby's Daddy Background Dancer
2005 Almost Too Late Lisa
2005 Clean Up Men Yvette
2007 Motives 2 Sandra Direct to video
2007 April Fools Eva Hernandez Direct to video
2007 Hit, TheThe Hit Day
2009 Blue Carmen


Year Title Role Notes
1998 One World Dr. Johnson 2 episodes
1999 Hyperion Bay Emily 7 episodes
2002 Haunted Nichelle Episode: "Grievous Angels"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division M'lissa Episode: "In/Famous"
2005 NCIS Keisha Scott/Summer Diamond Episode: "Pop Life"
2005 Cuts Wendy Episode: "A Superstar is Born"
2005–2006 All of Us Andrea 2 episodes
2007 Wifey Eva Jones Television film
2007 Lincoln Heights A.D.A. Margolies Episode: "The Old Man and the G"
2007 Dexter FBI Guy 2 Episode: "That Night, A Forest Grew"
2008 Two and a Half Men Lucy Episode: "Best H.O. Money Can Buy"
2011–2012 Unforgettable Nina Inara Regular role
2015 Castle Guest Role 2017 General Hospital Martina Morales Recurring role


  1. ^ "Daya Vaidya". IMDb. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Daya Vaidya Talks 'Casting Couch' Discrimination". Huffington Post. 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Daya Vaidya: Biography". TV Guide. 2011. Archived from the original on November 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Daya Vaidya bio". Daya Vaidya official site. 2011. Archived from the original on November 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Super Mom - Daya Vaidya". 2011. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ross, Robyn (April 19, 2012). "Daya Vaida Expecting Twins". Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Daya Vaidya Is Having Twins!". 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 

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