Disha Vakani (Disha Vakani Padia) is an Indian film and television actress. She became a household name for her role as a Daya Jethalal Gada in the noted comedy serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” (2008 – present). She is one of the most popular characters in the serial.

Disha Vakani Biography & Wiki

Disha Vakani’s nicknames are Disha and Dayaben. She was born on 17 August 1978 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Hence, her current age is 43 years. Disha’s Zodiac is Leo.


Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Height in centimeters 163 cm
Height in meters 1.63 m
Height in feet inches 5’ 4”
Weight in Kilograms 63g
Weight in Pounds 139 lbs
Figure Measurements 34-26-36
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Disha Vakani Family Members

Disha Vakani’s father’s name is Bhim Vakani, who is a well known Gujarati Theater artist and Her younger brother’s name is Mayur Vakani, who is an actor and also played Disha’s on-screen sibling role as Sundar Lal in the same TV serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”.


Boys, affairs, spouse name

Dish married to Mumbai-based chartered accountant named Mayur Padia on 24 November 2015. The couple is blessed with a daughter Stuti Padia on 27 November 2017.


Education and School, College

After completing her elementary schooling study, Disha graduated in the Dramatic Arts from Gujarat College in Ahmedabad.

Favourites Things and Like & Dislike

Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, And Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Actress Kajol
Favourite Sport Cricket
Favourite Food Vada Pav
Favouritee Comic Actor Charlie Chaplin
Hobbies Swimming, Reading, Travelling, And Watching Plays
Favourite Color Blue, Pink, Yellow
Favourite Destination Goa, London, And Himachal Pradesh

Disha Vakani filmography

Disha started her career by doing theatres and became a part of several plays such as “Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Pate” and “Lali Lila“. She made her first appearance in the film “Kamsin: The Untouched” (1997). Next, she became a part of the Gujarati film “Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato” (1999). After that, she got another minor job in the films called “Phool Aur Aag” (1999). She also played the role of ‘Sakhi’ in “Devdas” (2002) and Jodha’s companion ‘Madhvi’ in “Jodha Akbar” of 2008. Also, she became part of several notable films like “Mangal Pandey: The Rising” (2005), “Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love” (2006), “C Kkompany” (2008), and “Love Story 2050” (2008). Disha made her TV debuted in a guest appearance role for StarPlus’s famous Tv serial “Khichdi” in 2004. Later she also appeared in several Tv serials like “Instant Khichdi” (2005), “Aahat” (2004-2005), and “Resham Dankh” (2006-2007).

After that, in 2008. Disha made a breakthrough in the TV industry with the SAB TV Comedy show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah“, where she played the lead role of Daya Jethalal Gada. She became famous and a household name with the ‘Dayaben’ comedy role (Daya Jethalal Gada). Disha went on maternity leave in September 2017 and came back to the show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” (2008 – present) in October 2019 for a cameo. Disha also appeared as a guest in Indian reality shows like “Indian symbol 5” and “Kaun Banega Crorepati(KBC).”

Award And Recognitions

In 2007, Disha Vakani received several awards for her iconic role of Daya Jethalal Gada. Those awards were


  • In 2009, the “9th Indian Telly Awards” (Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female -Popular) and the “Indian Television Academy Awards” (Best Actress – Comedy).
  • Later, in 2010, the “3rd Zee Gold Awards” ( Best Comic Actor -Popular) and also the “10th Indian Telly Awards” in the category of “Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)”.
  • Finally, “Indian Television Academy Awards” in the category of “Best Actress – Comedy” for two consecutive years(2014, 2015).

Salary and Net Worth

Disha takes ₹1.50 lakh per episode for her work in TV series. The estimated net worth of Disha is ₹37 crore.

Contact Address

Phone Number She didn’t like to share his Phone number publicly.
Email Id Not Available
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Facts about Disha Vakani

  • In real life, Disha 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 and a team.
  • Disha is very close to her family and loves to spend time with them.
  • She actively participated in co-curricular activities in her school days.

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