Disha Vakani became a household name with her portrayal of Dayaben in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Disha is also a renowned theater artist and has appeared in many plays giving impeccable performances. Currently, she has been on a break from acting after the birth of her first child in 2017 leaving fans hanging waiting for her comeback. Check out some gripping details about Disha Vakani’s age, net worth, professional career, family, parents, etc. in this article.
Disha Vakani Age & Date of Birth
At only the age of 19 years, Disha entered the world of acting and made her debut in the Hindi movie Kamsin: The Untouched. As of August 2023, she is 44 years old and has already left a strong mark on Indian television through her enthralling performance in the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
|Age||Born on 17 August 1978*|
*Some reports suggest that Disha might have been born on 17 September 1978 so there remains a little uncertainty about her exact date of birth.
Disha Vakani Personal Biography
Disha Vakani was born on 17 August 1978 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Her father Bhim Vakani was a renowned theater personality who introduced Disha to theater at a very young age. Vakani started acting at a very young age and appeared as a child theater artist with her father. She later graduated from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad in Dramatics.
Disha has been married to Mayur Padia, a Mumbai-based chartered accountant since November 2015. Together they have two children, a daughter born in 2017 and a son born in 2022.
|Full name||Disha Vakani|
|Years active||1997 – 2017|
|Date of birth||17 August 1978|
|Place of birth||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Education||Gujarat College, Ahmedabad|
|Spouse||Mayur Padia (2015 – present)|
|Sibling||Mayur Vakani (bother)|
|Parents||Bhim Vakani (father)|
Disha Vakani Career Highlights
After completing her graduation, Disha continued her work on stage, appearing in popular plays such as Baa Retire Thai Che, Kamal Patel v/s Dhamal Patel, etc. She made her Hindi movie debut in 1997 and in 2002 she was cast in a small role in the superhit movie Devdas. In 2008, Disha made a minor appearance in the film Jodhaa Akbar and the same year was also cast in the lead role of Dayaben Gada in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV. Her brother Mayur Vakani is also in the show playing Daya’s brother Sundarlal.
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Disha On Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma
Since 2017, Disha has been on a break from Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma. She went on maternity leave in September and has not returned on television after that. Although she does make a cameo appearance on the show every now and then, fans are eagerly waiting for her permanent return. According to some reports, the creator and producer of the show Asit Modi made a special announcement stating the return of Disha leading fans to speculate that she might return to the show sometime around Diwali. However, recent reports suggest that the show has been auditioning other actors for the role of Dayaben thus creating doubts regarding the return of Disha.
Popular Movies with Disha Vakani
Check out the complete list of movies and television shows starring Disha Vakani:
|Movie||Year of release|
|Kamsin: The Untouched||1997|
|Pandadu Lilu Ne Rang Rato||1999|
|Phool Aur Aag||1999|
|Paiso Maro Parmeshwar||2002|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||2005|
|Jaana… Let’s Fall in Love||2006|
|Love Story 2050||2008|
|Television show||Year of release|
|Shubh Mangal Savadhan||2003|
|Hero – Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai||2005|
|Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||2008|
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Awards & Nominations
Here is the list of prominent awards received by Disha Vakani:
- 2008 Indian Television Academy Awards for ITA Award for Best Actress – Comedy for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 2009 9th Indian Telly Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular) for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 2009 Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress – Comedy for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 2010 3rd Zee Gold Awards for Best Comic Actor (Popular) for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 2010 10th Indian Telly Awards for Best Actor in a Comic Role – Female (Popular) for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 2014 Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress – Comedy for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
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Frequently Asked Questions
₹37 crores (approx.)
Daya Ben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC)
The show has been airing on Sony SAB for 15 years as of 2023.
Reportedly Disha was charging around Rs 1.5 lakh per episode.
Disha is around 44 years old as of August 2023.
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