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Actress Dia Mirza

 

Actress Dia Mirza  (born Dia Handrich on 9 December 1981) is an Indian model, actress and producer, who won the 2000 Miss Asia Pacific International title. Actress Dia Mirza has primarily worked in Bollywood, and is known in media for her social work. She co-owns a production house Born Free Entertainment along with reza chowdhury. Their first film, Love Breakups Zindagi, made under the banner was released on 7 October 2011.

Actress Dia Mirza  was born in India. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer from Munich, and her mother, Deepa, is a Bengali Hindu who is an interior designer, landscaper and currently does social work as a volunteer to help alcoholics and addicts. They separated when she was four years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother married Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2003. She is not a Muslim, although she writes her stepfather’s last name as her last name. Actress Dia Mirza  believes in Arya Samaj, a Hindu reformist movement. She adopted her mother’s surname and has recently adopted the last name of her birth-father, becoming Dia Mirza Handrich.

When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad city, she attended Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls, a school partly based on the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Khairtabad.

Actress Dia Mirza made her cinematic debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein opposite R. Madhavan. Later, she appeared in Parineeta, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. In 2012, Mirza tried her luck into regional cinema with Bengali Filmmaker Pratim Dasgupta’s Paanch Adhyay. The movie turned out to be a success and was also selected by various Film Festivals within India and across the world.

Actress Dia Mirza:

Born Dia Handrich
9 December 1981 (age 33)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Model, actress, film producer
Years active 2000–present
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Title(s) Miss Asia Pacific 2000
Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 2000
Major
competition(s)
Femina Miss India 2000
(Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 2000)
(Miss Beautiful Smile)
Miss Asia Pacific 2000
(Winner)
(Miss Close-Up Smile)
(Miss AVON)
Spouse Sahil Sangha (m.2014–present)

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