Dayanand Shetty Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Unknown Facts

Dayanand Shetty is also known as Daya Shetty. He is an Indian model, film and television actor. He played the role of Senior police officer Daya in the Indian television series CID

Dayanand Shetty

Personal Details

NameDayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty
Nick NameDaya
Age 50 Years(As of April 2020)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Place of BirthKatapadi, Udupi Karnataka, India
Home TownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
schoolNot Known
CollegeRizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce
CasteNot Known
FamilyFather- Chandra Prakash Shetty; Mother- Uma; Sister- Naina & Sandhya
Marital StatusWife: Smitha Shetty; Daughter: Viva
AffairsNot Known
Salary80K-1 lakh/episode (INR)
DebutCID (Show) as Character Daya 

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Physical Stats

Heightin Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Weightin Kilograms- 108 kg
Body Measurements46-38-15
Hair ColorBlack 
Eye ColorBrown


Favorite FoodMangalorean food
Favorite ColorNot Known 
Favorite SingerNot Known 
Favorite SportNot Known 
Favorite DestinationNot Known 
Favorite ActorsAjay Devgan
Favorite ActressNot Known 
Favorite MoviesNot Known 
Favorite DirectorsNot Known 


2007Johnny GaddarShiva
2014Singham ReturnsSenior Inspector Daya

Television Shows

1998–2018; 2018–presentCIDSenior Inspector Daya
2004–2006C.I.D. Special BureauSenior Inspector Daya
2010–2012Gutur GuHarpreet Singh
2011Surya The Super CopSenior Inspector Daya
2012CID Viruddh AdaalatSenior Inspector Daya
2012Gutur GuDaya Singh
2013Gutur GuBully neighbor
2014Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahSenior Inspector Daya
2019–presentC.I.FInspector Hanuman Pandey
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Early Life

Dayanand was born on 11 December 1969, in a village called Katapadi of Udupi district of Karnataka State. His parents are Chandra Prakash Shetty and Uma Shetty. He has two sisters by name Naina and Sandhya. He did commerce graduation from Rizvi College, Bandra. He is married to Smitha Shetty. The couple have one daughter

Initially, he was a sportsman. He was very good at discus throw and shotput. He won many awards and rewards in this category. He had to quit the sports because of the leg injury. He also acted in many commercials.


He auctioned for a role in CID and got selected in 1998. later, he has become famous for the role Senior Inspector Daya in CID series.

Daya’s signature dialogue in CID is “Jab Daya ka haath padta hai, to muh ke andar daaton se piano bajne lagta hai”

Some Lesser Facts

  • Does Dayanand smoke? Not Known
  • Does Dayanand drink alcohol? Not Known
  • He is an athlete and a sportsperson
  • Dayanand used to play shot put and discus throw. He also won many prizes.
  • Due to a leg injury, he had to quit sports and joined modeling.
  • Indian Television has voted him as “best Looking Guy” in 2002
  • He is famous for his signature dialogue in CID, Darwaza tod do Daya.
Dayanand Shetty
Dayanand Shetty with CID Team in Show KBC

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