Name- Dayanand Shetty
Date of Birth- 11 December 1969
Age- 51 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Uma Shetty
Father- Chandra Prakash Shetty
Sister– Naina Shetty and Sandhya Shetty
Marital Status/Marriage- Married
Wife- Smitha Shetty
Daughter- Viva Shetty
Height- 6’2 approx.
Weight- 101kg approx.
Net Worth- N/A
Salary- 1Lakh per episode approx.
Dayanand Shetty Biography
Dayanand Shetty is an Indian actor, model and former sportsperson. He is primarily known for his work in small screen industry. Born on 11 December 1969, he did his school from a private school in Karnataka, India. He completed his graduation in B.Com from Rizvi College of Arts and Commerce in Mumbai. The actor rose to fame for portraying the role of “Senior Inspector Daya” in television serial CID. He along with actors like Shivaji Satam and Aditya Srivastava were main lead of the show and have garnered huge name and fame for their roles. He has lots of fans from across the world who loves him for his down to earth nature and great acting skills.
Facts About Dayanand Shetty
- Ajay Devgn is his Favorite Actor.
- Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi are his Favorite Actresses.
- Cricket is his Favorite Sports.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni is his Favorite Cricketer.
- He started his career as a sportsperson and used to play Shotput and Discus throw and won many prizes in it. But he had to left it due to his leg injury and then he joined modelling.
- Initially, he did many commercials and even won many awards as theatre artist.
- In 1996, he made his acting debut with movie “Diljale” as Gun man.
- Following that in 1998, he auditioned for television serial “CID” for an inspector role and luckily got selected in it. Other than acting, he has also written some episodes of the show.
- The show gave him immense popularity and fame making him the household name. Some of his favorite dialogues from the show were:
“Jab Daya ka haath padta hai, to muh ke andar daaton se piano bajne lagta hai” and “Daya darwaaza tod do”.
- In the year 2002, he won the “Best Looking Guy” award conducted by Indian Television.
- Apart from acting, he loves doing stunts and dancing and so he has participated in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi as well.
- The actor has been part of few Bollywood movies like Johnny Gaddar, Runway and Singham Returns and has gained lots of praise from the movie lovers for his role.
- He has appeared as a guest in serials including The Kapil Sharma Show, Aapka Sapna Hamara Apna, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs and more.
Dayanand Shetty Family
He was born in Katapadi, Udipi Karnataka, India into a middle class Tulu speaking Bunt family. His father name is Chandra Prakash Shetty and mother name is Uma Shetty. He has two sisters named Naina and Sandhya. The actor shares close bond with his family and have made them proud by being one of the talented and known actors of the television and Bollywood industry.
Dayanand Shetty Wife/ Girlfriend
He is married to Smitha Shetty. It was an arranged marriage fixed by their parents. The couple have a daughter named Viva Shetty. There is not much information available about them as they like to keep their personal life away from the social domain. They are highly in love with each other and often spotted together at various events.
Dayanand Shetty Career/ Television Shows
He started his career as a sportsperson but later turned actor due to his leg injury. He was a shotput and discus thrower and have won many prizes in it. Even he was the champion of Discus throw from Maharashtra in 1994. Before making his acting debut, he worked in many commercials and used to work in theaters. He has won “Best Actor Award” for his role in Tulu language theatre play “Secret”. Post that, he auditioned for CID officer role in 1998 and luckily got selected for it. The show was a hit amongst the audience and gave him lots of praise and fame on the work front. There is no looking back for him since then and he has been part of many television serials and reality shows.
In the year 2010, he participated in dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” as contestant. Also, he has participated in reality show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5” hosted by Rohit Shetty. He has appeared as guests in many shows including Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs and more. Here is the list of serials he has been part of:
|1998–2018||C.I.D.||Senior Inspector Daya|
|2005||CID Special Bureau||Senior Inspector Daya|
|2010–2012||Gutur Gu||Harpreet Singh|
|2011||Surya The Super Cop||Senior Inspector Daya|
|2012||Adaalat - CID Viruddh Adaalat||Senior Inspector Daya (Episode 137)|
|2012||Gutur Gu||Daya Singh|
|2013||Gutur Gu||Bully's Neigbhour|
|2014||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Senior Inspector Daya|
|2019||CIF||Inspector Hanuman Pandey|
Dayanand Shetty Movies
Other than television serials, he has been part of few big screen movies as well. In 1996, he made his debut with movie “Diljale” as Gun man. Post that, he did many movies but were appreciated highly for his role in movie “Singham Returns” in 2014. Here is the list of movies he has been part of:
|2014||Singham Returns||Senior Inspector Daya|