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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Miss Asia Pacific 2000
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Dia Mirza was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to a Bengali Indian mother and a German father.
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Dia Mirza Sangha (born Dia Handrich on 9 December 1981) is an Indian model, actress and producer, who won the 2000 Miss Asia Pacific International title. 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 | Producer | Executive
2001 - Present, 2000–present
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==Dia Mirza== Actress - ===Born=== December 9, 1981 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
===Birthname=== Diya Handrich
===Height=== 5' 2¬Ĺ" (1.59 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Dia Mirza was born on 9th December in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German father, Frank Handrich, she grew up imbibing the value of different world views.
===Having studied at J Krishnamurti School===, where students get educated not by rote, but by resolute guidance to be free of social conditioning, Dia learnt to explore her many different facets from a young age. From being an assiduous reader to painting, dabbling in professional photography to adventure sports, she took to it all.
===She valued financial independence=== and so she worked towards it from a relatively early age of 16 while continuing her education. With her looks, advertisement offers started pouring in. Shooting for known brands like Lipton and Walls Ice Cream gave her the confidence to dive deeper and participate in a beauty pageant that would go on to transform her fate.
===Armed with the winning combination=== of beauty with brains, Dia stormed through the Miss India Contest and thereafter the Miss Asia-Pacific Pageant, winning the coveted title for India, after a wait of 29 long years.
===The win made her an overnight sensation=== back home in India. But Dia isn't one to rest on her laurels. She began training to be an actor in the Hindi Film Industry by attending theatre workshops conducted by the acclaimed director Feroz Abbas Khan. She soon transitioned into movies and debuted with Vashu Bhagnani's Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, a movie is counted amongst India's most successful and loved Romantic Dramas.
===In the last decade===, Dia has appeared in several successful films, including the blockbuster Munnabhai series, Parineeta, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and many more. In 2012, she forayed into regional cinema with Bengali Filmmaker Pratim Dasgupta's, Paanch Adhyay. The film didn't just see success in India, but was also screened by various Film Festivals across the world.
===In the same year===, Dia also added a new dimension to her cinematic career, by turning producer along with writer-director and now husband, Sahil Sangha to form Born Free Entertainment. The couple have successfully produced two acclaimed films, 'Love, Breakup, Zindagi' and 'Bobby Jasoos' under their banner.
===Dia's footprints=== though, go way beyond Films and far into the ethics of Conservation. She is a highly active and effective voice on Nature Conservancy in the country today. Besides being the Ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Mission's "Swachh Saathi" program, she is also the ambassador for Sanctuary Asia's Tiger Conservation program, the Co-founder of Wildlife Trust of India's Club Nature and the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns including NDTV's Greenathon, Cleanathon and Save the Tigers. Organizations such as the Genesis Foundation, PETA, The Cancer Patient's association, ADAPT and the Concern India Foundation have greatly benefited from her close association with them. Apt to say then, that Dia is an extremely socially conscious and responsible actor, using the reach of her celebrity to make a real difference to causes that need championing in India and around the world.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Team Dia Mirza
===Trade Mark (1)=== Her beautiful smile
===Trivia (5)=== 1. Won the Miss Asia-Pacific contest in 2000 and is considered one of the most beautiful actresses in Indian cinema. 2. Born to a German father and a Bengali mother 3. Titles: Miss Beautiful Smile, The Sony Viewers Choice Award. 4. Her interests other than acting are reading, writing, and music. 5. Indian Supermodel.
===Personal Quotes (2)=== 1. I have learned a lot in the film industry. There was a time when I told my mother let's go. I did not want to continue to act. It was getting frustrating. I realized that the minute your film flops those producers who are keen to sign you make an excuse and back out at the last minute. You are dropped from the film. Sometimes the film is announced in a lavish way but does not take off. I got tired of all this and thought of seriously giving up my career once and for all. But then I realized that things were not so bad for me after all. Filmmakers respected me! Few have shown genuine interest to cast me in their films. And that is what has kept me going. 2. About actor Salman Khan: "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."
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