Disha Vakani Net worth , Husband, Children, Family, Age & Biography

Disha Vakani Padia 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

Disha Vakani Net worth , Husband, Children, Family, Age & Biography

Early life

Disha Vakani was born on 17 September 1978 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She was born in a typical Gujarati Jain family. Her father Bhim Vakani was also a Gujarati theatre artist. She graduated in dramatics from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad. Vakani started her career with skits and stage shows in Gujarati Theatre. She did stage shows like Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila, etc.

Vakani made her Bollywood debut with Kamsin: The Untouched as a lead actress in 1997 followed by Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato & Phool Aur Aag in 1999. She also worked in Sanjay Leela Bansali directed the film Devdas as Sakhi in 2002. Later Vakani was featured in Mangal Pandey: The RisingJaana…. Let’s Fall In LoveJodha Akbar and Love Story 2050.

Apart from film, Vakani is quite active in the television industry. She has done many episodic shows in TV shows KhichdiInstant KhichdiAahat, and Resham Dankh. But her fortune totally changed after a daily sitcom comedy show, Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as a female lead named Daya Jethalal Gada. She got immense popularity in television industry through this show.


Name Disha Vakani
Nickname Dayaben
Date of birth 17 September 1978
Birthplace Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Age (as in 2021) 43 years old
Zodiac sign Leo
Profession TVActress
Famous Role Daya Jethalal Gada in the TV serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008- present)
Nationality Indian
Religion Jainism
Caste Jain
Hometown Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Current City Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Food habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Watching plays, Dancing, Cooking 
Years active 1997- present

Disha Vakani Career 

  • She started her career as a theatre artist and became a part of many plays.
  • She made her first appearance as a stage actress in the play Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila.
  • In 1997, she made her first appearance on screen as a lead in the film ‘Kasmin: The Untouchable’.
  • Next, she became a part of the Gujarati film ‘Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato’ in 1999.
  • In the same year, she was featured in the film Phool Aur Daag.
  • In 2002, she starred in the Gujarati film Paso Maro Parmeshwar and in the romantic Hindi film Devdas.
  • From 2004-to 2005, she made guest appearances in the TV serials like Khichdi, Instant Khichdi, and Aahat.
  • She also appeared in the Bollywood film Mangal Pandey: The Rising, where she played the role of Yasmin.
  • In 2006, she starred in the TV serial Resham Dankh and the film Jaana…. Let’s Fall In Love.
  • Next, she appeared in the film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, where she played the role of Madhvi alongside popular stars such as Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
  • She also played an important role in films such as C Kkompany and Love Story 2050.
  • In 2008, she became a part of the popular comedy tv serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’ She became one of the most loved characters in the role of Daya Jethalal with co-star Dilip Joshi
  • She went on maternity leave in September 2017 and returned to the show in October 2019 for a cameo.


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


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)

Disha Vakani Height/ Weight & Physical State 

The height of Disha Vakani is 5 feet 4 inches and her body weight is around 55 kg. Her body type is hourglass slim and her full body measurement is approximately 34-28-36 inches. She has stylish black colour hair and sparkling star-like black colour eyes.

Height 5’4″ (163 cm)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Chest 34 Inches
Waist 28 Inches
Hips 36 Inches
Figure 34-28-36
Body type Hourglass 
Eye colour Black
Hair colour Black

Disha Vakani Net worth 

The net worth of Disha Vakani is estimated to be $5 Million dollars. Her source of income is mostly from being a successful TV actress.

Net worth $5 Million
Source of Income Acting

Disha Vakani Awards

Year Awards Category
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)
2009 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress – Comedy
2010 3rd Zee Gold Awards Best Comic Actor (Popular)
2010 10th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular)
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress – Comedy
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress – Comedy

Facts About Disha Vakani 

  • She was born and brought up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Disha was always interested in acting and drama since her childhood and received inspiration from her parents.
  • She started her acting career in 1997 with the Bollywood film Kamsin: The Untouched.
  • She also appeared in numerous Gujarati plays like Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel, Lali Lila, etc.
  • Her real brother Mayur Vakani coincidentally plays the role of her on-screen brother, Sundarlal, in the TV show- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
  • Disha’s parents were also a part of the TMKOC. They played the relatives of Champaklal Gada (Mauji and her wife) in a show.
  • Disha Vakani received immense popularity with the role of Daya Jethalal Gada.
  • She received several awards for her amazing acting skills in TMKOC.
  • She won the Indian Telly Award twice in the category of Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular) for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
  • In real life, she is a very big fan of Gujarat’s very popular traditional Garba. 

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