Disha Vakani

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Disha Vakani
Disha Vakani at Television Style Awards 2015.jpg
Disha Vakani at Television Style Awards 2015
Born (1978-09-17) 17 September 1978 (age 42)
NationalityIndian
EducationGujarat College, Ahmedabad
OccupationActress
Years active1997-Present
Known forTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Spouse(s)
Mayur Padia
(m. 2015)
Children1

Disha Vakani (born 17 September 1978)[1] is an Indian film and television actress. She is known for playing the role of Daya Jethalal Gada on the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Early life[edit]

Disha Vakani was born in a Gujarati Jain family in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She graduated in Dramatics from Gujarat College in Ahmedabad.[2]

Career[edit]

She started her career as a stage actress in Gujarati theatre like Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila.[2] She has appeared in supporting roles in Hindi films like Devdas (2002) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008).[3] She has played the lead role of Daya Jethalal Gada in SAB TV's sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah since 2008.[4][5][6] Her brother Mayur Vakani also plays her on-screen brother Sundarlal or Sundar. She went on maternity leave in September 2017 and returned to the show in October 2019 for a cameo.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

She got married to a Mumbai-based chartered accountant named Mayur Padia on 24 November 2015.[9][10] On 27 November 2017, they got blessed with a baby girl.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role
1997 Kamsin: The Untouched Pinky (Lead Role)
1999 Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato Parul
Phool Aur Aag
2002 Paiso Maro Parmeshwar
2002 Devdas Sakhi
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Yasmin
2006 Jaana... Let's Fall in Love Salma Disa
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Madhavi
C Kkompany Widow of Railway Employee
Love Story 2050 Maid

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Khichdi Nurse Guest appearance
2005 Instant Khichdi Nisha Guest appearance
2004–2005 Aahat Bina Episodic role
2006 - 2007 Resham Dankh
2008–2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Daya Jethalal Gada Lead role
2014 CID Daya Jethalal Gada Cameo (4 episodes - crossover)

Awards[edit]

Vakani at 11th ITA awards
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)
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Comedy[11]
2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daya Ben aka Disha Vakani turns a year older". The Times of India. 17 August 2015. Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "I enjoy acting: Disha Vakani". Mumbai Mirror. 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ Jhumari Nigam-Misra (12 November 2009). "Pretty women". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Comedy Inc". 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Character's the KING". The Indian Express. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Funny female bone". The Times of India. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Confirmed! Disha Vakani not returning as Dayaben on 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'". dna. 23 January 2019. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Asit Modi on replacing Disha Vakani on Taarak Mehta Ko Ooltah Chashmah: No one is bigger than the show". India Today. 4 April 2019. Archived from the original on 5 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Dayaben of 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' aka Disha Vakani ties the knot". Daily News and Analysis. 25 November 2015. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  10. ^ "TV actress Disha Vakani ties the knot!". India Today. 24 November 2015. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  11. ^ "14th Indian Television Awards Full winners' list: Harshad Arora, Anil Kapoor, Ashish Sharma win trophies". Bollywood Life. 2 November 2014. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

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