Dayanand Shetty (born 11 December 1969), also known as Daya Shetty, is an Indian model, film and television actor. He plays the role of Senior Inspector Daya in the Indian television series C.I.D. (since 1998)
He is a sportsman-turned-actor due to leg injury. He was a shot put and discus thrower, which won him many prizes in these sports. He was the champion of discus throw from Maharashtra in 1994. He has acted in many commercials, and has even won awards as a theatre artist. He won the Best Actor award for his role in the Tulu language play “Secret
He then auditioned for the role of CID officer in 1998 and was the one who got selected. He is known for his role of Senior Inspector Daya in CID. He along with actors Shivaji Satam and Aditya Srivastava are the main leads of the show. He has also written for some of the episodes of C.I.D.
Born 11 December 1969 (age 46)
Katapadi, Udupi Karnataka, India
Years active 1997–present
Known for Senior Inspector Daya in the program C.I.D.
Notable work CID
Spouse(s) Smitha Shetty