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Dayanand Shetty wiki

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. Recently the macho man Daya who has already won many hearts was seen as one of the contestants in adventurous show Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5.


Daya was born on 11 december 1969, in Karnataka India to Chandra prakash Shetty and Uma Shetty into Tulu speaking Bunt family. He has two sisters. Daya has done his graduation in B.com from Rizvi College, Bandra. He is married to Smitha Shetty. Couple has blessed with a cute daughter Viva who is eight year old now. Dayanand Shetty was a shotput and discus thrower, which won him many prizes in these sports. He 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: 45 years
Place Of Birth: Katapadi, Karnataka, India
Occupation: Actor
Best Known for: Daya in C.I.D.
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 110 KG Approx
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Religion: Not Known
Wife/Spouse: Smitha Shetty
Daughter : Viva
Current City : Mumbai

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. Dayanand Shetty also shares great bonding with Shivaji,Aditya and Dinesh Phadnis. He said " we feel that we are brothers from a different birth. None of us think that we are bigger and better than the other. We don't have any ego problem."


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.

In Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5

Dayanand Shetty, more popularly known as Daya from CID, was seen as one of the contestant in Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Darr Ka Blockbuster.

In Singham Returns

Tv actor Dayanand Shetty aka Daya of CID played the role of an inspector in Singham Returns. He played a positive character as Daya. Singham Returns is directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. A sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgan reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while Kareena Kapoor Khan played the female lead.

Tv Serials

C.I.D as Daya
Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin Guest appearance
Kkusum Guest appearance
Deal Ya No Deal Celeb Guest
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Shivaji Satam's Friend
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