Family members

Father Chandra Prakash Shetty
Mother Uma Shetty
Wife Smitha Shetty
Children Viva
Sister Two sisters

Short biography

Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty was born into Tulu speaking Bunt family on 11th December 1969 in Katapadi, Udupi District, Karnataka state. He earned his graduation in B.com from Rizvi College, Bandra. During his school and college days he was a discus thrower and won several prizes in 1994.He started his career as an actor through theatre plays, he earned best actor award for his first play itself. He subsequently auditioned for popular CID Television serial and was selected for the role of Senior Inspector Daya. He gained popularity after successful TV show CID and appeared in several plays, TV commercials and Bollywood films. In 2002 he was voted as the best looking guy by Indian Television.

He made his film debut in 2007 with Johnny Gaddaar co-starring Dharmendra, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rimi Sen and Vinay Pathak. He took part in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 4.He is also a very good singer and sang for a song which was part of CID series. He also appeared in numerous Television shows like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Kkusum, Gutur Gu, Deal Ya No Deal, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki, Aapka Sapna Hamara Apna, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, Khatron ke Khiladi, Kaun Banega Crorepati etc.

Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty family members’ names and photos


He was born to Chandra Prakash Shetty and Uma Shetty.


He has two sisters.

Wife and children [1 daughter]

He is married to Smitha Shetty and the couple gave birth to a daughter named Viva.

Dayanand Shetty Wife Smitha Shetty
With family
Dayanand Shetty children daughter Viva
Daughter Viva