|Family|| Kazi (father)|
Meena (sister, deceased)
|First Appearance||World's Fair|
Dani had to drop out of college after his family had to close down their restaurant, Jewel of Punjab, after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. He had to work with his parents in their grocery store, Hasni's. He couldn't deal with the fact that he had to give up everything, while his sister defied their father with Rudy Ventano.
Meena was supposed to marry Tariq Amir, but she didn't agree with an arranged marriage. After Dani saw his sister and Rudy fighting, he decided to kill her. Because of their fight, he thought that he could put the blame on Rudy. It turned out that Rudy had a solid alibi for the time of Meena's murder. Dani's father, Kazi, wanted to take the blame for the murder, but during a reconstruction of the crime it became painfully clear that Dani was the killer. Detectives Mike Logan and Megan Wheeler arrested him for the murder. (CI: "World's Fair")