'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actress Disha Vakani blessed with baby girl

Updated: Dec 01, 2017, 08:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Popular TV actress Disha Vakani, best known as Dayaben from show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', has been blessed with a baby girl this morning (November 30)

Popular TV actress Disha Vakani, best known as Dayaben from show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', has been blessed with a baby girl this morning (November 30). Disha Vakani tied the knot with Mayur Padia, who is a chartered accountant, in 2016 in Mumbai. The marriage was an arranged one and the wedding was held in Oshiwara. This is the first child of the couple.

'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actress Disha Vakani blessed with baby girl
'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actress Disha Vakani with husband Mayur Padia at their wedding

In October, a baby shower was held for Disha Vakani which was attended by her close family and friends including her on-screen son, Bhavya Gandhi aka Tapu. Bhavya had shared a photo from the ceremony and captioned it, "Glad to be a part of my "reel" mother's "real" baby shower ceremony." Disha Vakani was seen beaming with pride and joy at the baby shower. 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' cast members -- Dilip Joshi (Jethalal), Ambika Ranjankar (Komal Hathi), Kavi Kumar Azad (Dr. Hansraj Hathi) and Munmun Dutta (Babita) -- also attended the baby shower.

'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actress Disha Vakani
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Disha Vakani with Bhavya Gandhi at her baby shower. Picture courtesy: Bhavya Gandhi's Instagram account

Following the news of her pregnancy, fans of Disha Vakani were disheartened to learn of the actor's departure from the family-drama. Quick to sense audience sentiment, the makers, who were initially contemplating on roping in a replacement, instead decided to offer Vakani an extended leave.

A source told mid-day in August that the actor, who requested to call time on her stint on the show since she's expecting her first child, will return after her pregnancy leave. "The makers don't want to replace Disha. She is an integral part of the show. They will concentrate on the other characters in her absence." It was speculated that Vakani would be replaced by Giaa Manek, but an official statement hadn't been made.

'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' recently completed nine years. The actress started her career from theatre and went on to working in films like 'Devdas' and 'Jodha Akbar'. She shot to fame with her portrayal of Dayaben in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'.

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