|Daya Shankar Pandey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1965|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Daya Shankar Pandey is an Indian film and television actor who has been cast in movies such as Pehla Nasha, Lagaan, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost, My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Delhi-6, Raajneeti, Swades, Gangaajal, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Ek Ajnabee, What’s Your Raashee?, Money Back Guarantee, Satya, Musaa: The Most Wanted, Ghulam, Maqbool, American Daylight, Ramji Londonwaley, Kaal, Apaharan, Woodstock Villa, and Life Express. He has also gained popularity by appearing as Inspector Chalu Pandey in the famous Hindi sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Some other television shows that he has been a part of include Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev, Ghar Jamai, Woh, Shankar Jaikishan 3 in 1, Family No.1, Saaya, Kituu Sabb Jaantii Hai, Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen, Mahima Shanidev Ki, Savdhaan India, Suryaputra Karn, Badii Devrani, and Bhamashah.
Daya Shankar Pandey
Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Film and Television Actor
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Daya Shankar Pandey Facts
- He was cast as Goli (seamer), the man with the largest piece of land, in the 2001 Hindi-language epic musical sports film, Lagaan, set in 1893, during the late Victorian period of India’s colonial British Raj. It received critical acclaim and became the 3rd Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film”, after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988).
- Daya Shankar has played the role of Shanidev in the show Mahima Shanidev Ki and this role got him nominated for a Producers Guild Film Award in the “Best Actor in a Drama Series” category in 2012.
- He has been cast in the recurring role of Inspector Chalu Pandey in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and his character has a catchphrase “Hamara Naam Hai Inspector Chalu Pandey Jhuth Bologe Toh Padenge Dande”.
- For his role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Daya Shankar Pandey was nominated for the 2018 Indian Television Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role”.
- In 2018, he appeared as Mahavir in the ZEE5 original web series, Rangbaaz, set against the rustic background of Gorakhpur in the 1990s.
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