Disha Vakani is an Indian film and television actress. She was born on 17 September 1978, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. She started her career as a stage actress in Gujarati plays like Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila. She is best known for playing the role of ‘Daya Jethalal Gada’ in SAB TV’s sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. She has also worked in many Bollywood films as a supporting role such as Devdas, Jodhaa Akbar and Mangal Pandey.
|Date of birth||17 September 1978|
|Birthplace||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Age (as in 2021)||43 years old|
|Famous Role||Daya Jethalal Gada in the TV serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008- present)|
|Hometown||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Current City||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Watching plays, Dancing, Cooking|
|Years active||1997- present|
Disha Vakani Height/ Weight & Physical State –
The height of Disha Vakani is 5 feet 4 inches and the 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)|
Disha Vakani Family Background –
Disha Vakani belongs to a Gujarati Family. Her father’s name is Bhim Vakani, who is also a noted theatre artist. Her mother’s name is not known. She has one younger brother named Mayur Vakani, who is also an actor by profession. She follows Jainism and holds Indian Nationality. She is a Gujrati Jain by caste. She is very close to her family and loves to spend time with them.
|Father||Bhim Vakani (Gujarati Theatre Artist)|
|Brother||Mayur Vakani (Actor)|
Disha Vakani Educational Qualification –
She completed her schooling locally from her hometown. After that, she graduated in Dramatics from the Gujarat College, Ahmedabad.
|School||Local School of Ahmedabad|
|College||Gujarat College, Ahmedabad|
|Qualification||Graduation in Dramatic Arts|
Disha Vakani Marital status/ Relationship and More –
Marital status of Disha Vakani is married. She got married to Mayur Padia on 24 November 2015. Her husband Mayur Padia is a Chartered Accountant by profession. On 27 November 2017, they got blessed with a baby girl named Stuti Padia.
|Affairs/ Boyfriends||Not known|
|Husband||Mayur Padia (Chartered Accountant)(m. 2015- present)|
|Marriage Date||24 November 2015|
|Children||Son – N/ ADaughter – Stuti Padia (b. 2017)|
Disha Vakani Personal Life –
Disha Vakani got married to a Mumbai-based chartered accountant named Mayur Padia on 24 November 2015. They got blessed with a baby girl named Stuti Padia on 27 November 2017.
Disha Vakani Favourite Things –
|Favourite Actor||Charlie Chaplin, Salman Khan|
|Favourite Actress||Deepika Padukone|
|Favourite Food||Vada pav|
|Favourite destination||Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
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 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 a 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 featured in the film Phool Aur Daag.
- In 2002, she starred in the Gujarati film Paiso Maro Parmeshwar and in the romantic Hindi film Devdas.
- In 2004-2005, 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 popular comedy tv serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’ She became one of the most loved characters in the role of Daya Jethalal Gada.
- She went on maternity leave in September 2017 and returned to the show in October 2019 for a cameo.
Disha Vakani Filmography –
- Kamsin: The Untouched (1997)- Played the lead role as Disha.
- Phool Aur Aag (1999)- Played the side role as Parul.
- Paiso Maro Parmeshwar (2002)- Played the side role.
- Devdas (2002)- Played the role of Sakhi.
- Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)- Played the role of Yashmin.
- Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love (2006)- Played the role of Salma Disha.
- Jodha Akbar (2008)- Played the role of Madhavi.
- Love Story 2050- Played the role of Maid.
Disha Vakani Television Career –
- Khichdi (2004)- Played the role of Nurse as a guest on Star Plus.
- Khichdi (2005)- Played the role of Nisha as a guest on Star One.
- Aahat (2004)- Played the role of Bina on Sony Entertainment Television
- Reshma Dankh (2006)- played the side role on Star One.
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008- Present)- Played the lead role of Daya Jethalal Gada on SAB TV.
- CID (2014)- played the role of guest as Daya Jethalal Gada.
Some lesser known facts about Disha Vakani –
- Does Disha Vakani Smoke? No
- Does Disha Vakani Drink Alcohol? No
- 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 to 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 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.