Disha Parmar Vaidya (née Parmar; born 11 November 1994) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi television. She made her acting debut in 2012 and is known for her portrayal of Pankhuri Gupta in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. She earned wider recognition with her portrayal of Priya Sood in both Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2.[1][2] and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3.

Disha Parmar Vaidya
Parmar in 2023
Disha Parmar

(1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 29)
Years active2012 – present
Known for
(m. 2021)

Early life and education


Parmar was born on 11 November 1994 in New Delhi in a Gujarati family.[3][4][5] She completed her schooling from Sadhu Vaswani International School, Delhi. During her higher secondary education, she participated in dance competitions, plays and fashion shows.[6]

Parmar appeared in several print and commercial advertisements in Delhi. She was pursuing a degree in business marketing but left her under-graduate studies midway as she was selected for Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara.[7][8]

Personal life


Singer Rahul Vaidya proposed Parmar on her birthday, during his stint on Bigg Boss 14.[9][10] Parmar married Vaidya on 16 July 2021 in Mumbai.[11][12] The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, in September 2023.[13]


Parmar in 2021

For a year, Parmar worked at the Delhi-based company Elite Model Management India Pvt. Ltd and organised the auditions for Rajshri Productions.

She enrolled for the auditions and was selected for the lead role of Pankhuri in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. She was 17 at the time.[14] She has received praise for her pairing with co-star Nakuul Mehta.[15] She continued working in commercials along with the serial.[16]

In 2016, Parmar featured in the web series I Don't Watch TV, released by Arré.[17] In 2017, she played the lead role of Janvi / Jiya in Zee TV's daily soap Woh Apna Sa.[18]

She featured in music videos "Yaad Teri" and "Madhanya" both with Rahul Vaidya. Later she was seen in Box Cricket League as player in 2014. She was also a guest on Bigg Boss 14 to meet boyfriend Rahul Vaidya on Valentine's Day.[19]

From 2021 to 2023, Parmar has portrayed Priya in Ekta Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2.[20] She received positive reviews for her performance and her chemistry with Mehta is widely appreciated.[21]

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She is also one of the most followed television actress on Instagram.[22]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012–2014 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Pankhuri Gupta [23]
2014 Ayesha Khan Pankhuri's look alike
2017 Woh Apna Sa Jhanvi Agarwal
2017–2018 Jiya Mehra Jhanvi's reincarnation
2021–2023 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 Priya Sood Kapoor / Lovely Singh [24][25]
2023 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3 Dr. Priya Sood [citation needed]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Pankhuri
Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum
Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya
Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
2013 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Diya Aur Baati Hum
2014 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
India's Raw Star Herself
2014–2015 Box Cricket League 1
2015 Bigg Boss 9
2017 Kumkum Bhagya Jhanvi
Jamai Raja
Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahi
2018 Kundali Bhagya
2021 Bigg Boss 14 Herself [26]
Indian Idol 12 Priya [27]
Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 [28]

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 I Don't Watch TV Herself [29]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Ref.
2019 Yaad Teri Rahul Vaidya [30]
2021 Madhanya Asees Kaur and Rahul Vaidya [31]
2021 Matthe Te Chamkan Aishwarya Bhandari & Rahul Vaidya [32]
2023 Prem Kahani Rahul Vaidya

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face (Female) Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Won [33]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Entertainer of the Year (Female) Won [citation needed]
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Nakuul Mehta) Won [34]
2022 21st Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress (Drama) Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 Nominated [35]
22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Drama) Won [36]
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Nominated [37]

See also



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  3. ^ "Rahul Vaidya shares romantic pictures from Kashmir wishes birthday girl Disha Parmar with this adorable post". India Times. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Rahul Vaidya hopes Disha Parmar will 'control meetha cravings' this year as he wishes her on birthday!". Indian Express. 11 November 2022. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
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  7. ^ "Disha Parmar ने आखिर 17 साल की उम्र में क्यों छोड़ दी थी पढ़ाई?, अब 'प्रिया' बन जीत रही हैं सबका दिल". ABP News. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
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  10. ^ "Rahul Vaidya, Disha Parmar get married: Looking at their intimate wedding ceremony, grand reception in Mumbai". 20 July 2021.
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  12. ^ "Rahul Vaidya Wedding Photos and Disha Parmar Marriage Images & Pictures: Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar look made for each other in their dreamy wedding photos". The Times of India. 16 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  13. ^ "New parents Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar arrive home with their newborn baby girl; says, "Couldn't have asked for a better birthday"". The Times of India. 24 September 2023. Retrieved 25 September 2023.
  14. ^ "[PHOTOS] Disha Parmar is one of the hottest divas of the telly world; these glamorous clicks are proof!". 7 December 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
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  18. ^ "I pretty much relate to my character, says Disha Parmar". Latest Indian news, Top Breaking headlines, Today Headlines, Top Stories | Free Press Journal. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Bigg Boss 14's Rahul Vaidya proposed to girlfriend Disha Parmar for marriage on national TV; a look at their adorable relationship". The Times of India. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 promo: Ekta Kapoor praises Nakuul Mehta and Disha Parmar; reveals Ram and Sakshi were called an 'odd-couple' before the show - Times of India". The Times of India. 12 August 2021. Archived from the original on 27 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2 First Impression: Disha's Humour Drives the Show, Nakuul Complements Her". News18. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Tejasswi Prakash to Shivangi Joshi: Top 10 leading TV actresses with most social media followers". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  23. ^ "Pankhuri-Aditya to get separated in Pyaar Ka Dard". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  24. ^ "Priya says people value marriage more than degree in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2. Fans say relatable". India Today. Archived from the original on 22 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
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  28. ^ "KBC 13: अमिताभ बच्चन ने दिशा परमार के साथ बनाई आड़ी-टेढ़ी रोटी, बादशाह के 'जुगनू' पर किया डांस, VIDEO". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  29. ^ "Nakuul Mehta brings the truth behind TV actors' life in 'I Don't Watch TV' web-series, watch trailer". 11 February 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
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  31. ^ "Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar tie the knot in the song Madhanya, fans call it 'wedding song of the year'". Hindustan Times. 18 April 2021.
  32. ^ "Rahul Vaidya, Disha Parmar release the DisHul Wedding Film with new song Matthe Te Chamkan. Watch". India Today. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
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  35. ^ "The 21st ITA Awards". Archived from the original on 10 November 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
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