||Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty
|Date of Birth
||11 December 1969
|Place of Birth
||Katapadi, Karnataka, India
Dayanand Chandrashekhar Shetty is an Indian film and television actor. He has played Senior Inspector Daya in the Indian television series C.I.D. since 1998.
Dayanand Shetty was born on 11 December 1969, in a Tulu speaking Bunt family in Katapadi village of Udupi district of Karnataka in India. He obtained a B.Com degree from Rizvi College, Bandra. He is married to Smitha Shetty and has a daughter, Viva. His father's name is Chandrashekhar Shetty & his mother's name is Uma Shetty. He has 2 sisters - elder Naina Shetty and younger Sandhya Rai. Sister Naina has one son Karthik, and Sandhya has a daughter Rhea.
He began as a sportsman, but turned to acting after a leg injury. He was a shotput and discus thrower, which won him many prizes in these sports. He was the champion of discus throw from State Maharastra in 1994. He started working in C.I.D TV series from 1998. He also plays a very important role in the hindi serial C.I.D.