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Dayanand Shetty is one of the famous celebrity appears in television shows and film industry. He is best known for his role of Senior Inspector Daya in the popular Indian television series C.I.D. He has made guest appearances in shows like "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin" and "Kkusum". He has acted in Gutur Gu which is a silent comedy show. Daya was also part of one of the most popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4 and adventurous show Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5. He has also acted in movies like Johnny Gaddaar, Runway and Singham Returns.


Daya was born on 11 december 1969, in Karnataka India, into Tulu speaking Bunt family. He has two sisters. Daya has done his graduation in B.com from Rizvi College, Bandra. He was a shotput and discus thrower, which won him many prizes in these sports and was the champion of discus throw from State Maharastra in 1994.

Daya Shetty

Personal Profile

Name: Daya Shetty
Full Name: Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty
Date Of Birth: December 11, 1969
Age: 47 years
Place Of Birth: Katapadi, Karnataka, India
Best Known for: Daya in C.I.D.
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 110 kg (Approx)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Actor

As Daya in C.I.D.

C.I.D. is an Indian crime detective series that airs on Sony Tv. Daya is one of the main characters in the series who is a very strong, brave and smart officer. He is often seen breaking doors whenever a situation demands it. Daya is best friends with Senior Inspector Abhijeet, and he trusts him the most.


Daya Shetty got married to Smitha Shetty. The couple has blessed with a cute daughter Viva, who is ten years old.


Daya was basically a sportsman who now turned into actor. He has started his career with modelling and was part of many commercials. He was a theatre artist, who first time performed on stage for a play "Secret" in tulu language.

After that he auditioned for the role of cop in CID and he got selected. He got the award for the best looking actor in indian television 2002. He has also won the best supporting actor award in the Gold Awards 2012.


Father : Chandra prakash Shetty
Mother : Uma Shetty
Wife/Spouse : Smitha Shetty
Sisters : Naina Shetty and Sandhya Shetty
Daughter : Viva Shetty

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Tv Serials

C.I.D as Senior Inspector Daya (1998 - present)
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