One of the reasons SAB TV’s Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been the longest running shows on TV is the show’s female lead, Daya Jethalal Gada aka Disha Vakani. She is funny, unabashedly middle-class and a team player. We tell you why you could be Daya in real life…read on:

Garba is your thing:

Whether it’s a family get-together, an impromptu soiree or just another day, if you break into a garba jig, you’re definitely Daya-ben. She can perform the garba raas even if there’s rock playing in the background.

Quirky solutions:

There’s never a dull moment when Daya is around. She can think of absolutely any solution to the problems. Her quirky style of thinking is on-point and adds to the madness of the show. From fighting eve-teasers with homemade tools to doing a Garba Aandolan against a fraud shopkeepers, Daya has done it all. If your idea of a solution is as different as Daya’s, you can totally take her place.

Gullible, yet smart:

She might be gullible and quite easy to please, but that doesn’t make her any less intelligent. She is smart, independent and outgoing, even though she is a typical housewife who takes care of her husband, father-in-law and son. Are you like this?

Wonderful cook:

She can cook up a storm in the kitchen, replicating her mother’s recipe along with a touch of her own. Everybody at Gokuldham is a fan of her cooking and she loves to feed them too! While Gujarati dishes are her forte, she can make delish pasta, noodles and the like too! Whoa…sumptuous. If you’re an out-and-out chef material, you’re so Daya.

Steeped in traditions, yet modern in outlook:

Her outlook is modern, progressive and today…despite her clothes and morals being very traditional. Her upbringing seeps through in the way she treats her father-in-law with utmost respect, while her fun demeanour is seen in the way she handles her son. Can you relate to this? Raise your hand if you can!

Her trademark laughter:

Her uproarious laughter is what makes the show such a hit. Whether she is taunting her hubby dear, playfully pulling her son’s legs or enjoying a fun afternoon with her neighbours, her infectious laughter is always present. Well, if your dazzling personality makes you a stand-out, you’re definitely Daya-ben.

Tell us your reasons why you are Daya of Taarak!!