Daya Vaidya has worked extensively in film and television. Her television credits include "NCIS" and "Two and a Half Men," on the Network, and "Dexter." Her feature films include "The Hit," "Motives 2" and the independent film, "Blue."
Vaidya was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her family relocated to Oakland, Calif., when she was 2.
She began studying theater and dance at age 11, and later studied both at UCLA. In her sophomore year, Vaidya was accepted to the world-renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater of New York. After taking a year-long sabbatical from UCLA to dance on scholarship, she returned to school, where she changed her major to theater. She performed in more than 15 productions and went on to receive her BFA in Theater Arts with honors.
Vaidya still makes time for theater and dance, and is a member of the award-winning theater company, Theatre Tribe. When she is not on stage or in front of a camera, she loves to hike, jog, practice yoga, spend time with her family and body surf in the Pacific Ocean.