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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. 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: 44
Place Of Birth:Katapadi, Karnataka, India
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

In Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5

Dayanand Shetty, more popularly known as Daya from CID, was evicted from Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Darr Ka Blockbuster. The farewell was very emotional and every contestant along with the host Rohit Shetty was upset that Daya was bidding adieu to the show. Viewers had high hopes from CID's most popular detective, who is famous for breaking doors, to stay till the end but unfortunately he got evicted pretty early.

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.

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In Singham 2

After KKK 5, tv actor Dayanand Shetty aka Daya of CID is all set to play inspector in Singham 2. According to the recent reports the beefy actor who has appeared in small roles earlier in films like Johnny Gaddar says that he has a substantial role in Singham 2. Daya Said "I am with Singham (Ajay Devgn) for a good part of the film. I play a positive character"

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