Dia Handrich was born on December 09, 1981 in Hyderabad to a German father and Indian mother. After her father’s untimely death, her mother remarried to Ahmed Mirza which resulted in her adopting the last name of her stepfather.
Dia Mirza completed her schooling in Hyderabad and then worked as a Marketing Executive in a media firm, even while she was still studying at college. She also modeled for various brands and appeared in print and television commercials, making herself known in the beauty industry.
This resulted in her participating in Miss India 2000 where she finished off as the second runner up. The next title in her beauty pageant kitty was the Miss Asia Pacific tiara, making her the first Indian to win the title in twenty seven years.
Dia’s first appearance on the big screen was in a Tamil song Jumbalakka with Mink Brar in En Swaasa Katre (1999), although she was not credited for it. Her Bollywood debut developed with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001) opposite R. Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan.
Though the movie did not do well at the Box Office, the songs became an instant rage. Since then, she has appeared in Deewanapan (2001), Tumko Na Bhool Payenge (2002), Parineeta (2005), Dus (2005) and Dus Kahaniyan (2007) among others.
Though Dia has not yet made it in the top league of actresses of today, she has always been passionate about talking up various community services. Her work for the Cancer Patients Aid Association, HIV Awareness, Prevention Of Female Foeticide, CRY and Greenathon is nothing less of remarkable.
Taking the plunge from acting to starting her own production house, Born Free Entertainment, which she opened with Sahil Sangha, Dia Mirza’s motto is to churn out movies that are different from the usual ones, as a producer.
So far Born Free Entertainment has produced films like Love Breakups Zindagi and Bobby Jasoos.
Known for her subtle and elegant style, Dia Mirza is always seen dressed perfect for any occasion. She has a very feminine fashion sense and full length gowns and girly floral dresses seem to be her favourite. Also known to have a shoe fetish, Dia Mirza makes sure her footwear is always colour coordinated with her outfit.
Dia Mirza recently married Sahil Sangha on October 18, 2014 at New Delhi’s Chattarpur farm.
Here’s wishing this gorgeous birthday girl best of luck for the future.
The former Miss Asia Pacific, model, actor, producer and wife Dia Mirza turns a year older today (December 09, 2014). Dia Handrich was born on Dece...2.0