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Dia Mirza Bio, Age, Husband, Movies, Family, Net Worth & Wiki

Diya Mirza is a well-known Indian model, actress, and producer. She was the winner of the Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title. Mirza has predominantly recognized for her remarkable work in Hindi movies as well as in Bengali movies. She made her film debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein in 2001.

Dia Mirza was born as Dia Handrich in a Catholic family on 9 December 1981 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Her father’s name is Frank Handrich, a graphics and industrial fair designer, architect, artist, and interior designer based in Munich, and her father’s name is Deepa, a Bengali interior designer, and landscaper. When she was 4 years old, her parents got divorced. Her mother, Deepa got married to Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2003. She took her step-father’s surname.

She was once rumored to be in a relationship with Vashu Bhagnani (film producer), Salman Khan, musician Bunty Sachdeva, and Kunal Kapoor (actor). Dia got married to Sahil Sangha (a businessman & film producer) on 18 October 2014.

Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza Wiki/Bio

Birth NameDia Handrich
Nick NameNot Known
Age(as in 2020) 39 Years
Debut• Bollywood Film: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
• Bengali Film: Paanch Adhyay (2012)
• TV: Ganga - The Soul of India (2016)
• Web Series: Kaafir (2019)
• As a Producer: Love Breakups Zindagi (2011)
ReligionHer father was a German Catholic, her mother is a Bengali, and her step-father is a Dakhini Muslim. Despite these factors, she follows Hinduism.
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignSaggitarius
Birth PlaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Date of Birth9 December 1981 (Wednesday)
NationalityIndian
ResidenceNot Known
Home TownHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
HobbiesCooking, Reading, Doing Photography & Travelling

Family

Mother's NameDeepa Mirza
Dia Mirza Mother

Dia Mirza Mother

Father's Name• Frank Handrich
• Step-father- Ahmed Mirza (died in 2003)
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Boyfriends• Salman Khan (rumored)
• Vashu Bhagnani (Film Producer; rumored)
• Kunal Kapoor (rumored)
• Bunty Sachdeva (Musician)
• Sahil Sangha
• Mohit Raina (rumored)

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/SpouseSahil Sangha (m.2014-d.2019)
Dia Mirza Husband

Dia Mirza Husband

Marriage Date18 October 2014
ChildrenNot Known

Education

School• Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad
• Nasr School, Hyderabad
• Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad
College/UniversityAmbedkar Open University, Hyderabad
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
ProfessionActress, Model, Film Producer & Social Activist
Brands Endorsed• Lipton
• Walk Ice-Cream
• Emami
• The Body Shop
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms - 53 kg
in Pounds - 117 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size34 inches
Hips Size34 inches
Waist Size26 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityHindu
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size4 US
Shoe Size8 US
Tattoo'Aazad' imbibed on the wrist of her left hand

Style Quotient

Car Collection• Lexus LX
• BMW X1

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodHyderabadi Biryani, Nihari, Khatti Daal, Kheema
Favourite ActorsAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite CuisinesPunjabi, Hyderabadi, European, Italian, Thai
Favourite Books“The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” by Peter Frankopan, “A New Earth: Create a Better Life” by Eckhart Tolle, “The Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton, “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd, “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Che Guevara
Favourite Travel DestinationsMachu Picchu in Peru, Leh, Cambodia, Africa

Life Journey

Dia Mirza completed her schooling at Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and Nasr School in Hyderabad. She has also attended Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad. She got a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.

While studying in school, she used to work as a marketing executive for a multimedia firm called Neeraj’s Multi-media Studio. Together, Dia worked as a model for brands including Lipton, Walk ice cream, and Emami. Dia participated in Femina Miss India in 2000, where she was the winner of Miss Avon, Miss Beautiful Smile, and Miss Close-Up Smile, and also became the 2nd runner up at the pageant.  Afterward, Dia was sent to Miss Asia Pacific, where she won the pageant, completing the hat-trick of win of India in the international beauty pageants in the year 2000.

Dia Mirza Net Worth

Dia Mirza has an estimated net worth of $4.5 Million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$4.5 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActress, Model, Film Producer & Social Activist

Controversies

  • In 2015, a fight of words emitted between BJP MP Dia MirzaMeenakshi Lekhi and over the issue of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remark that transformation to Christianity was the main reason behind Mother Teresa’s service to the poor people.
  • During the ongoing CAA protest in India in 2019, She expressed her opinions on the subject and said, “My mother is a Hindu, my biological father was a Christian, my adopted father – a Muslim. In all official documents, my religious status stays blank. Does religion determine I am an Indian? It never did and I hope it never does. #OneIndia #India”. However, this did not go well with the netizens, and they lashed out at her; claiming that she didn’t have any knowledge of the act and was trying to act smart.
  • After Dia’s name arrived in some reports, which claimed that drug peddlers took her name during the inquiry by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which was probing Bollywood drug row in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case in 2020.

Career

Dia Mirza made her debut in Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, which failed to do well at the box office, though it formed a cult following among Indian youth. She then performed in films including Deewanapan, Dum, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Parineeta, Tumsa Nahin Dekha – A Love Story, Dus, Lage Raho Munnabhai, and Salam Mumbai. Dia appeared as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata Dutt in the biopic Sanju, which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films in 2018.

Dia Mirza appeared in the ZEE5 web series Kaafir. Set in Kashmir, she was cast opposite Mohit Raina in the series. She was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 for her performance in Kaafir.

Dia started Born Free Entertainment, a production house along with her ex-husband Sahil Sangha in 2011. She has also produced Love Breakups Zindagi, Bobby Jasoos, and a sitcom web series titled Mind the Malhotras, streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The series stars Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Mathur in the lead. In December 2019 2011 announced she was forming a new production house “One India Stories” to build original content.

Movies List

1999En Swasa Kaatre
2001Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
Deewaanapan
2002Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
Tehzeeb
2003Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye
Stop!
Dum
2004Tumsa Nahin Dekha
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na
My Brother… Nikhil
Blackmail
2005Naam Gum Jaayega
Parineeta
Dus
Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai
Fight Club – Members Only
Phir Hera Pheri
2006Alag
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Prateeksha
2007Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Shootout at Lokhandwala
Cash
Heyy Babyy
Om Shanti Om
Dus Kahaniyaan
2008Krazzy 4
2009Kissan
Jai Veeru
Fruit and Nut
Kurbaan
Luck By Chance
2010Hum Tum Aur Ghost
2011Love Breakups Zindagi
2012Paanch Adhyay
2014Bobby Jasoos
2016Salaam Mumbai
2018Sanju
2020Thappad
Wild Dog

TV Shows & Serials List

2016Ganga – The Soul of India
2019Kaafir
Mind the Malhotras
Moghuls

Facts About Dia Mirza

  • Mirza’s mother was against Dia participating in the Miss India contest because she desired Dia to study in a law school in Bangalore. But, her step-father convinced her mother to let her compete in the contest.
  • Dia first appeared in Babul Supriyo and Alka Yagnik‘s song Khoya Khoya Chand, opposite Akashdeep Saigal in 2000.
  • Mirza also appeared in the Tamil movie En Swasa Kaatre in 2000.
  • Over the years, She has evolved as a social activist, working for different social causes. She has been associated Cancer Patients Aid Association, the Spastics Society of India, CRY, PETA, and NDTV Greenathon and has served with the government of Andhra Pradesh to expand awareness about HIV and the prevention of female foeticide.
  • Dia adopted 2 cheetah cubs at the Prince of Wales zoological park in Lucknow in 2010.
  • She, along with Aamir Khan came out simply in support of Narmada Bachao Andolan.
  • On 5 June 2017, on the event of World Environment Day, Dia was selected as the Brand Ambassador of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Dia has lent her support to WTI in their campaigns and is also one of the founding members of the Club Nature initiative of WTI.
  • She has endorsed the brand The Body Shop for its leadership on the ban on animal testing and propagation of recycled packaging and natural products.
  • Dia has also been selected as the eco ambassador for Panasonic, ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based Swachh Saathi event, first artist ambassador for Save The Children India, and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.

FAQs

Who is more beautiful between Dia Mirza and Deepika Padukone?

Dia Mirza any day. A beautiful face coupled with those large expressive eyes, only adds to the allure.

Why did Dia Mirza leave the industry?

Dia Mirza, who is busy producing films these days, says that she was not happy with the scripts that were being offered to her and that is the reason why she has not signed any Bollywood film.

How did Salman Khan save Dia Mirza’s mother’s life?

Dia Mirza said “Once my mother fell unconscious. I called Salman since he stays close to my house. It was with his help that I was able to rush my mother to the hospital. The doctor later told us that had we not to got my mother admitted within those 15 minutes, she would have had very little chance of survival. I’m eternally grateful to Salman and will stand by him no matter what”.

Where is Dia Mirza in the movie 3 Idiots?

The idea of the flying helicopter was offered by Dia Mirza (In an interview by Vidhu Vinod Chopra). This is why she is mentioned in the “Special Thanks To” section in Credits.