Name- Disha Vakani
Date of Birth- 17 August 1978
Age- 42 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Name Not Known
Father- Bhim Vakani
Brother- Mayur Vakani
Marital Status/Marriage- Married
Husband- Mayur Padia
Daughter- Stuti Padia
Height- 5’2 approx.
Weight- 62kg approx.
Net Worth- N/A
Disha Vakani Biography
Disha Vakani is an Indian actress. She is primarily known for her work in small screen industry. Born on 17 August 1978, she did her schooling from a private school in Ahemdabad, Gujarat, India. She completed her graduation in Dramatic Arts from Gujarat College in Ahmedabad, India. The actress rose to fame for portraying the role of “Daya Jethalal Gada” in television serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah opposite actor Dilip Joshi. She became the household name right after the show and gained huge popularity and fame on the work front. She has lots of followers from all over the world who loves her immensely for her acting skills.
Facts About Disha Vakani
- Amitabh Bachchan, Charlie Chaplin and Salman Khan are her Favorite Actors.
- Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi are her Favorite Actresses.
- Cricket is her Favorite Sports.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni is her Favorite Cricketer.
- Vada Pav is her Favorite Food.
- Travelling, Reading and Listening to music are her Favorite Hobbies.
- Always aspired to become an actress, she started her career as a stage artist with Gujarati Theatre.
- In 1997, she made her acting debut with movie Kamsin: The Untouched as Disha.
- Before making her big screen debut, she has worked in various plays including Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila.
- She has been part of many movies like Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato, Phool Aur Aag, Paiso Maro Parmeshwar, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love etc. in supporting roles.
- In 2004, she made her television debut with popular serial “Khichdi” as Nurse aired on Star Plus.
- Her career’s turning point came after she appeared on serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” as Daya Jethalal Gada and became the household name.
- The actress has won several awards for her role in the show including 9th Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, 3rd Zee Gold Awards, 10th Indian Telly Awards, etc.
- Her real life brother Mayur Vakani played her on-screen brother Sundarlal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
- She is one of the popular and talented actresses of the television industry.
Disha Vakani Family
She was born in Ahemdabad, Gujarat into a Gujarati Jain family. Her father name is Bhim Vakani who worked at Gujarati Theater Artist and mother name is not known. She has a brother named Mayur Vakani who played her on-screen brother in serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. The actress shares close bond with her family and has made them proud by being one of the known actresses of the television industry.
Disha Vakani Husband/ Boyfriend
She is married to Mumbai based chartered accountant Mayur Padia. It was an arranged marriage fixed by their parents. The couple tied the knot on 24 November 2015 in a private wedding accompanied by close friends and family. They became proud parents of a daughter named Stuti Padia on27 November 2017. The couple is madly in love with each other and living a happy married life.
Disha Vakani Career/ Movies
She started her career as a stage actress in Gujarati theatre with Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel and Lali Lila. Later in 1997, she made her acting debut with movie “Kamsin: The Untouched” as Disha. Post that, she did number of movies including Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato, Phool Aur Aag, Paiso Maro Parmeshwar, Devdas, and more in supporting roles. But eventually she rose to fame after she turned to small screen industry. However, she did many movies even after being big television celebrity. Here is the list of movies she has been part of:
Year Movies Role
1997 Kamsin: The Untouched Disha (Lead Role)
1999 Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato Parul
1999 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
2008 C Kkompany Widow of Railway Employee
2008 Love Story 2050 Maid
Disha Vakani Television Serials
After making her debut as an actress on big screen, she moved to small screen to try her luck in the industry. In 2004, she made her television debut with television serial “Khichdi” as Nurse in a guest appearance. Following this, she did serial Instant Khichdi, Aahat, etc. but rose to popularity after she did the main lead in television serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” as Daya Jethalal Gada. She became the overnight star right after the show and got immense popularity. Since then there is no looking back for her and she has achieved a lot in her career. Here is the list of television serials she has been part of:
|2005||Instant Khichdi||Nisha(Maid)||Star One|
|2004 – 2005||Aahat||Bina||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2006 - 2007||Resham Dankh||Star One|
|2008||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Daya Jethalal Gada||SAB TV|
|2014||CID||Sony Entertainment Television||4 episodes - crossover|