Daya Vaidya

Birth Name: Daya Vivian Vaidya

Place of Birth: Kathmandu, Nepal

Date of Birth: May 20, 1980

*Gujarati Indian (father)
*Italian, Spanish, possibly other (mother)

Daya Vaidya is a Nepalese-born American actress.

Daya is the daughter of Laura Carmel (Depaulo) and Atul B. Vaidya. She has a sister, Lara Karuna, and a half-brother, Victor. Daya moved to Oakland, California, with her family at the age of two. She is married to Don Wallace, and has three children.

Daya’s father, who¬†is of Indian descent, is pictured here. Daya’s mother has Italian and Spanish roots, and is pictured here.

Daya’s paternal grandparents were likely Babubhai Pranjivan Vaidya (the son of Pranjivandas M. Vaidya) and Dayaben Babubhai “Daya” Dave. Daya’s grandfather Babubhai was born in Gujarat, India.

Daya’s maternal grandfather was named Vincent J. Depaulo. Vincent was born in New York, to parents from Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Daya’s sister, Lara K. Vaidya –

Birth record of Daya’s half-brother, Victor E. Agran –

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1 Response

  1. madman says:

    She is also said to have Spanish roots from her mother.

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