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Disha Vakani is no doubt one of the most talented television actresses in India. The actress has captivated audiences for some years now with her remarkable portrayal of ‘Dayaben’ in the popular daily soap, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Her chemistry with her on-screen husband, ‘Jethalal’, played by Dilip Joshi, is still considered as one of the best on-screen husband-wife in Indian television history.
Disha Vakani's infectious humour and impeccable comic timing have managed to make her character, ‘Dayaben’ the backbone of the sitcom, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. As we all know, due to personal commitments, Disha took a break from the show, leaving her fans eagerly waiting for her return. It was in July 2023 when reports were rife that Disha is coming back to play her iconic character, 'Dayaben', once again.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most-watched shows in India, and it is the reason why the actors get a hefty sum for working in the sitcom. Today we are going to talk about Disha Vakani’s earnings, which make her one of the highest-paid television actresses in India. So without further ado, let’s get into the earnings and net worth of Disha Vakani!
It was back in 2017 when Disha Vakani announced her departure from the show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Even after so many years, the makers of the show were unable to find a fitting replacement for her. It was quite evident that no one could replace Disha as ‘Dayaben’ in the famous sitcom, courtesy of her incredible acting chops and chemistry with Dilip Joshi (Jethalal).
Luckily, after a wait of 6 years, it was in July 2023, when the show’s producer, Asit Modi confirmed Disha Vakani’s return to the show. Well, it speaks volumes about Disha’s popularity across India as the makers never thought of replacing her for a second, as they knew it perfectly that the audience would never accept it.
With all this love and appreciation from the viewers, Disha Vakani is indeed the backbone of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, and for creating such an impact, she reportedly charges an estimated fee of Rs. 1.5 lakhs per episode. Yes! You read it right. Disha charged this whopping sum of money per episode, which clearly makes her one of the highest-paid actresses in the Indian television industry.
Before discussing Disha Vakani’s net worth, we will talk about her filmography. The reason for that is that many people associate her with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah only, as they aren’t aware of her work in films and other work streams.
Even before portraying ‘Dayaben’ on television, Disha Vakani had worked in a series of Bollywood films. The list includes the likes of Kamsin: The Untouched, Phool Aur Aag, Devdas, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Jodhaa Akbar, C Kkompany, Love Story 2050, and many more.
Apart from working in Bollywood films, Disha Vakani also featured in renowned television shows like Khichdi, Instant Khichdi, Hero- Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai, Aahat, CID, and more. However, there’s no denying the fact that Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the show that made Disha a household name across the nation. With all these projects in the past and present, Disha has managed to create a whopping net worth. If the reports are to be believed, Disha has an estimated net worth of Rs. 37 crores.
The incredibly-talented actress, Disha Vakani tied the marital knot with a businessman named Mayur Padia on November 24, 2015. It was an arranged marriage. After some years of their marriage, in the year 2017, Disha and Mayur embraced parenthood for the first time.
The actress had given birth to an adorable baby girl. Soon after the birth of her daughter, Disha Vakani took maternity leave. Later, in 2022, Disha welcomed her second child, which was a baby boy. The family of four is living their life to the fullest and away from the limelight of the showbiz business.
What are your thoughts on Disha Vakani’s net worth and her professional journey? Let us know.
The iconic television daily soap, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most-watched shows in India even to this very day. The first episode of Taarak Mehta was aired on July 28, 2008, on Sony SAB, and it has now become a part of its viewers’ lives acrossRead More