Disha Vakani Had An Unfelt Presence In Bollywood, Long Before She Became A Household Name With Daya Ben

It has been a long while that TV actress Disha Vakani left the TV action for family life. Disha belongs to a Gujarati Jain family & rose to fame after playing Daya Ben, a Gujarati housewife from the still in action popular sitcom: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Yes, her “Hey Maa Mataji” catchphrase is popular till date, but Disha had her own share of struggles before making it big on TV.

So below we will share with you, some Big Bollywood flicks where her presence went unnoticed and all this happened much before she became Dayaben.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising

In this historical biopic, Disha played a small role as a courtesan. She played Yasmin in the flick. And only after you watch the flick deeply engrossed you’ll be able to spot her.

Jodha Akbar

Disha Vakani Daya Ben
Disha Vakani Daya Ben

One of her most prominent Bollywood performances was in Ashutosh Gowariker’s: Jodha Akbar. She played Madhavi, one of Jodha’s handmaidens.


Interpreting the trend one can tell that Disha was quite a hit in historical dramas. One of her projects was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s: Devdas where she played: Sakhi. Again you’ll have to watch the flick with utmost care to spot her.

Love Story 2050

Priyanka Chopra & Harman Baweja’s Love Story 2050 that came back in 2008 was a failed Bollywood job. And similar was Disha’s fate in the movie. She played a maid. And this was the same year she bagged the role of Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

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Not many of our readers will be aware of the existence of this movie. But the presence of a stellar cast that included big names Anupam Kher & Mithun Chakraborty & being produced by Ekta Kapoor it managed to make some waves on box office. Disha played a widow in this flick.

Disha may be amongst few of those performers who began in Bollywood and tasted not that much success. But as soon as she made her TV debut, she made it so big there that her Bollywood past was overshadowed by it.


Gaurav Gupta

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