Dayanand Shetty Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography & More

Dayanand Shetty is an Indian former model, businessman, and actor who is most popular for performing the part of Senior Inspector Dayanand in the Indian television series CID (since 1998), directed and produced by B. P. Singh.

Dayanand Shetty

Early Life

Dayanand did his (Bachelor of Commerce) at Rizvi College, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Biography & Wiki

Dayanand Shetty Age, Biography & Wiki
Real Name Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty
Nickname Daya, Dayanand
Profession Model, Businessman, Actor
Debut Film-Johnny Gaddaar, In the year 2007

TV-CID, In the year 1998

Language Known Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 11 December 1969
Age (as of 2021) 51 Years
Birthplace Katapadi, Udupi Karnataka, India
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Dayanand Shetty Height & Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters 188 cm
Height in Meters 1.88 m
Height in Feet & Inches 6′ 2″
Weight in Kilograms 108 kg
Weight in Pounds 238 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-46



Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Family & Relatives
Father Chandra Prakash Shetty
Mother Uma Shetty
Sister Naina Shetty, Sandhya Shetty
Brother N/A
Dayanand Shetty Girlfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Smitha Shetty

Dayanand Shetty

Children Daughter-Viva Shetty

Dayanand Shetty

Education and School, College
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
School Not Known
College/University Rizvi College, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
Actor Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan
Actress Kajol
Food Mangalorean food
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Film Not Known
Hobbies Traveling
Color White, Blue, Black
Sport Cricket
Car Collection Not Known
Holiday Destination Goa, London, Dubai
Salary (approx.) 80K-1 lakh/Episode
Net Worth (approx.) Not Known

Physical Attributes

Dayanand Shetty has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 75 Kg (165  lbs). Dayanand Shetty always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 42 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 16 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.

Family Background and Relationship

Dayanand Shetty was born on 11th December 1969, in a Tulu speaking Bunt family in Katapadi, Udupi Karnataka, India, to Chandra Prakash Shetty and Uma Shetty. Dayanand has 2 sisters (Naina and Sandhya). Shetty got married to Smitha Shetty and they have one daughter named Viva Shetty.

Career 1996-2001

Dayanand is a sportsman-turned-actor due to a leg injury. Shetty was a shot put and discus thrower, which got him many prizes in these sports. Shetty was the champion of discus throw from Maharashtra in 1996. Dayanand has played in various commercials and has even got awards as a theatre artist. Shetty got the Best Actor award for his character in the Tulu language play Secret. Dayanand then auditioned for the character of CID officer in 1998 and was the one who got selected. Shetty is known for his character as Senior Inspector Daya in CID.

Dayanand along with actors Shivaji Satam and Aditya Srivastava are the main leads of the show. Good-Looking Dayanand has also written for some of the episodes of CID In CID, Senior inspector Daya is also known for his immense power, whose name is enough to make the toughest of criminals break down. Shetty’s signature dialogue in CID such as “Jab Daya Ka haath Padta Hai, To Muh Ke Andar DaatonSe Piano Bajne Lagta Hai” (meaning “When Daya slaps, then a piano plays in the mouth by the teeth”).

Dayanand Shetty

One of the most popular dialogues in CID is that of ACP Pradyuman asking Daya”Daya Darwaza tod do” (meaning “Daya, break the door”) This dialogue becomes so popular that it is even used in the movie Singham Returns directed by Rohit Shetty, which is one of the most appreciated scenes of the movie. In CID (Since 1998), Senior Inspector Daya is also critical in finding the clues to solve the case. Although tough in appearance, the actor is also soft-mannered and sympathetic in nature and is always the first one to support team members and others when they need it the most.

Career 2002-Present

Daya Shetty has acted in television commercials, plays, and movies. The actor also got the “Best Looking Guy” vote, conducted by Indian Television in the year 2002. Shetty also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4), a dance reality show. Dayanand’s talent as a singer has been appreciated in talk shows such as Movers and Shakers as well. The movies Shetty has acted in include Johnny Gaddaar, Runway, and Singham Returns. The actor has made guest appearances in shows such as Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and Kkusum.

Dayanand Shetty

Shetty has acted in Guntur Gu, which is a silent comedy show (in both season one and two). Dayanand has made appearances as Celebrity Guest in shows including Deal Ya No Deal, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega(Season 4), Kahani Comedy Circus Ki, and Aapka Sapna Hamara Apna. Dayanand played in the year 2014 Season of Khatron ke Khiladi (TV Series) doing many stunts but was eventually eliminated. Handsome Dayanand and Shivaji Satam appeared as Celebrity Guests in the TV reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs (in the Independence Day Special episode of the year 2011). Daya Shetty, Shivaji Satam, Aditya Srivastava, and Narendra Gupta also appeared in Kaun Banega Crorepati, In the year 2014. Shetty has got the best-supporting actor award (for the part of Senior Inspector Daya in CID) in the Gold Awards 2012.

Contact and Social Media Information

If you are a big fan of Dayanand Shetty and you want to know more about him so you can follow him on social media platforms such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. On social media platforms, you will get the latest photos, videos, and updates about him.

Dayanand Shetty at Instagram-@dayanandshetty_official

Shivaji Satam at Twitter –@dayanandcid at Facebook-@dayadayujdcdbeingdaya

Dayanand Shetty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Him

  • Does Dayanand smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Dayanand drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Dayanand began his career as a sportsman and used to play shot put and discus throw, and got many prizes for it. But, due to a leg injury, Shetty left the sports and joined modeling.
  • In the year 2002, Dayanand was voted as the best looking guy by Indian TV.
  • In real life also Dayanand and Aditya Srivastava (Abhijeet) are good friends.
  • Shetty is famous for his signature dialogue in the TV show CID, Darwaza tod do Daya.
  • In the year 2010, Shetty joined in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 4.
  • In the year 2014, Dayanand also joined in Khatron ke Khiladi Season 5.


Q- Who is Dayanand Shetty’s wife?

A- Smitha Shetty.

Q- What is the age of Dayanand Shetty?

A- As in 2021, he is 51 years old

Q- Who is the best officer in CID?

A- Shivaji Satam.

Q- Did Daya marry Shreya?

A- Yes.

Q- Do Daya and Shreya get married in CID?

A- Yes.

Q- What is the height of Daya?

A- He is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall.

Q- Who is senior Daya or Abhijeet?

A- Dayanand Shetty.

Q- Who is Daya’s real brother?

A- Daya has no brother.

Q- Are Daya and Abhijeet real friends?

A- Yes

Q- Who is the daughter of Daya?

A- Viva Shetty.

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