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Disha Vakani (Actress) – age, family, facts and much more



Disha Vakani

Disha Vakani is a fantastic film and television actress. Basically, she is popular for her character as Daya Jethalal Gada in popular daily sitcom Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. So, it airs on Sony SAB TV. She worked in this show since 2008.


NameDisha Vakani
Date of birth17 September 1978
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Age (as in 2022)44 years old
Zodiac signLeo
Famous RoleDaya Jethalal Gada in the TV serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
HometownAhmedabad, Gujarat
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra
File:Disha Vakani at Television Style Awards 2015.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Physical Stats

Disha has black hair. However her eye color is brown.

Weight53 Kg
Body Measurements34-25-36
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack

Personal life

Disha’s father is also a theatre artist. Also, her brother is an actor.

So she married a Mumbai-based chartered accountant named Mayur Padia. Their marriage date is 24 November 2015. Later, on 27 November 2017, they were blessed with a baby girl.

Amid reports of her return, wedding photos of Disha Vakani aka Daya Ben  from 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' go VIRAL
Disha’s marriage


FatherBhim Vakani (Theatre Artist)
MotherName not available
SiblingsBrother: Mayur Vakani (Actor)
SpouseHusband: Mayur Padia
ChildrenDaughter: Stuti Padia (birth-2017)
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Disha with brother Mayur


so, Vakani did her schooling from Girls School, Ahmedabad. Also, she did her gradation. She always had interest in theatre. Therefore, Disha did her graduation from College of Gujarat, Ahmedabad.

SchoolGirls School, Ahmedabad
CollegeCollege of Gujarat, Ahmedabad
Educational QualificationGraduate in Dramatics


So she started her career as a stage artist in Gujarati theatre Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel. Also she was seen in Lali Lila.

Basically, Vakani made her Bollywood debut with Kamsin: The Untouched as a lead actress in 1997. Later, she was seen in Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato & Phool Aur Aag in 1999.

So she was praised for her acting. Therefore, she featured in supporting roles in Hindi films like Devdas (2002) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008). She played the lead role of Dayaben Gada in SAB TV’s sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah since 2008.

Basically, her real brother Mayur Vakani also played her on-screen brother Sundarlal or Sundar. However, she took maternity leave in September 2017. Later, she returned to the show in October 2019 for a cameo.


DebutFilm : Kamsin: The Untouched (1997)
Kamsin The Untouched (1997)
Television : Khichdi (2004)
Khichdi (2004)

Roles played

For films:

Later, after Devdas film she was seen in Mangal Pandey: The Rising

1997Kamsin: The UntouchedDisha
2005Mangal Pandey : The RisingYasmin
2008Jodha AkbarMadhavi

For television:

Basically, she was last seen in TMKOC.

2005Instant KhichdiNisha
2008Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahDaya
TMKOC: Will Disha Vakani AKA Dayaben Return On The Show?

TMKOC return issue

Basically, as per reports, Disha Vakani demanded Rs 1.5 lakh for each episode. Also, she said that she will shoot for only three hours a day. 

Disha Vakani also known as Dayaben had left Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2017 after she went on a maternity break. However due to some problems with the team. she was seen in more episodes. Ever since, she has not returned to the show.

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Basically, Disha is best known for her comedy.

AwardsIndian Telly Awards for Best Actress in Comic Role
Disha Vakani - Wikipedia

Net Worth

So, she charged Rs1.2 Lacs per episode for Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Also her total worth seems to be above Rs 40 crores.

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Social Media Accounts

So, Disha is seen in all social media networks. Also, she loves to update her fans with her daily life. Also, she posts videos and pictures from TMKOC.

FacebookDisha Vakani
InstagramDisha Vakani
WikipediaDisha Vakani


  • Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ was initially a Gujarati play and was written by writer and journalist Taarak Mehta. 
  • Disha’s parents were also a part of the Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. So, they played the relatives to Champaklal Gada (Mauji and her wife).
  • Initially, her career debut was by working in Gujarati theatres.
  • Also, Disha is active on social media.
  • Firstly, she likes vegetarian food
  • secondly, her fav destination is London
  • Thirdly, her fav hobbies are reading, swimming and travelling
  • Fourthly, after maternity leave she was not seen in TMKOC.
  • Also, she has 22.4K followers in Instagram.

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