Dia Mirza was born on 9th December 1981 in Hyderabad, Telangana state. She did her schooling at Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls, Khairtabad and Nasr School, Khairtabad, Stanley Junior College, Hyderabad and Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Arts.
She started her career as a Marketing executive for a media firm during her college days itself. She started her modeling career and worked for print and TV commercials for reputed brands like Lipton, Emami, Walls Ice Cream etc.
Dia Mirza was the winner of beauty pageant Miss Asia Pacific in 2000. She made her acting debut in 2001 through Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein co-starring Madhavan, Saif Ali Khan and Anupam Kher, though the film failed at box office it was critically appreciated by the audience. She subsequently appeared in numerous commercial hits like Parineeta co-starring Vidya Balan, Sanjay Dutt, Raima Sen and Saif Ali Khan, Dus co-starring Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, Lage Raho Munna Bhai co-starring Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. co-starring Amisha Patel, Abhay Deol, Boman Irani and Kay Kay Menon, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Dus Kahaniyaan, Acid Factory, Paanch Adhyay, among other films.
Dia Mirza / Diya family members’ names, childhood and photos
She was born to German father Frank Handrich, an industrial designer and Bengali mother Deepa, an interior designer. Her parents separated when she was just four years old and her father died when she was nine.
Her mother Deepa married Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2003. She adopted her step-father’s name as her last name. Recently she adopted her birth-father name in her last name and become Dia Mirza Handrich.
Dia Mirza married her long time Business Partner Sahil Sangha on 18th October 2014 at New Delhi’s Chattarpur farm.