|Name||Diya Mirza / Dia mirza
|Birth Name||Diya Mirza Handrich|
|Date of Birth||9 December 1981|
|Birth Place||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Diya Mirza Height||5’6″|
|Hair colour||Light brown|
|Father||Frank Handrich (Dead)|
|Schoool Days||Vidyaranya High School,Hyderabad|
|Awards||She was also Miss Asia Pacific 2000.|
|First movie||Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein|
Biography / trivia
* Dia Mirza was born on 9th Dec 1981 in Hyderabad to Frank Handrich, an architect and Deepa, an interior designer, her parents got separated when Dia Mirza was six years old. Her father Frank Handrich died in 1990. Her mother Deepa married Ahmed Mirza later and he died in 2004.
* Her birth name is Dia Handrich but prefers to use Dia Mirza as her stage name.
* Dia Mirza attended ‘Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls’ ‘Nasr School’ Khairatabad and ‘Stanley Junior College’ Hyderabad.
* She started her career as a Marketing executive for Dr. Neeraj’s Multi media studio and later worked for several TV commercials like Lipton, Emami etc. Her initial monthly salary was Rs.5000/-.
* She became runner up at Femina Miss India, 2000 and later she won the title of Miss Asia Pacific in 2000.
* She made her Bollywood film debut with ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ in 2001 opposite R. Madhavan.
* She is known for her community services like HIV awareness campaigns, PETA, Female foeticide, NDTV Greenathon, Cancer awareness etc.
* She is a person of multiple interests and her hobbies include reading, writing, painting, horse riding, pottery, theater etc.
* Diya Mirza and Aamir Khan supported Narmada Bachao Andolan, opposing the construction of the dam as it was likely to cause ecological imbalance and rehabilitation problem. BJP leaders led a protest march against both the actor and actress.
* Her name is spelled Dia, but in most of her movies its misspelt as Diya.
* Her favourite actors are Aamir Khan , Nana Patekar and Shahrukh Khan .
* Customs deportment seized Diya Mirza’s car in 2006 alleging evasion of taxes.
* During Mirza’s decade long career she worked for successful films like Parineeta in 2005 alongside Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt, Dus alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and others, Fight Club in 2006 opposite Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Sohail Khan and Dino Morea, Lage Raho Munna Bhai opposite Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. in 2007 alongside Abhay Deol, Boman Irani and Kay Kay Menon, Shootout at Lokhandwala with Vivek Oberoi, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan, Dus Kahaniyaan, Acid Factory in 2009 alongside Fardeen Khan, Manoj Bajpai and Irrfan Khan.
“I have learned a lot in the film industry. There was a time when I told my mother let’s go. It was getting frustrating. But then I realized things were not so bad for me. Filmakers respected me. And this is what kept me going.”
“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.” [About Salman Khan]
“Everybody can have an opinion and nobody has the right to impose one’s opinion on another.”
Filmography / all movies list
|Sl||Year||Movie||Director||Co – stars|
|1||2001||Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein||Gautham Menon||Madhavan|
|2||–||Deewaanapan||Ashu Trikha||Arjun Rampal|
|3||2002||Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Pankaj Parashar||Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen|
|4||2003||Tehzeeb||Khalid Mohammed||Shabana Azmi, Urmila Matondkar|
|5||–||Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye||Sanjay Jha||Aman Verma, Rinke Khanna|
|6||–||Dum||E Niwaz||Vivek Oberoi|
|7||2004||Stop||Ajai Sinha||Gauri Karnik|
|8||–||Tumsa Nahin Dekha||Anurag Basu||Emraan Hashmi, Anupam Kher|
|9||–||Naam Gum Jaayega||Amol Shetge||Rakesh Bapat|
|10||2005||Blackmail||Anil Devgan||Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty|
|11||–||Parineeta||Pradeep Sarkar||Vidya Balan ,Sanjay Dutt|
|12||–||Koi Mera Dil Mein Hain||Deepak Ramsay||Sadashiv Amrapurkar|
|13||2006||Fight Club||Vikram Chopra||Sunil Shetty, Dino Morea|
|14||–||Alag||Ashu Trikha||Akshay Kapoor|
|15||–||Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Rajkumar Hirani||Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi|
|16||–||Prateeksha||Basu Chatterjee||Anupam Kher|
|17||2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Reema Kagti||Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba|
|18||–||Shootout at Lokhandwala||Apoorva Lakhia||Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt|
|19||–||Cash||Anubhav Sinha||Ajay Devgn, Sunil Shetty|
|20||–||Dus Kahaniyaan||Apoorva Lakhia||Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty|
|21||2008||Krazzy 4||Jaideep Sen||Juhi Chawla, Arshad Warsi|
|22||2009||Kisaan||Puneet Sira||Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan|
|23||–||Jai Veeru||Puneet Sira||Fardeen Khan, Kunal Khemu|
|24||–||Acid Factory||Suparn Verma||Fardeen Khan, Irrfan Khan|
|25||–||Fruit and Nut||Kunal Vijaykar||Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha|
|26||2010||Hum Tum Aur Ghost||KabeerKaushik||Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza|
|27||–||Shoebite||Shoojit Sirkar||Amitabh Bachchan, Sarika|
|28||2011||Love Break ups Zindagi||Sahil Sangha||Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza|
|29||2012||Paanch Adhyay||Pratim D. Gupta||Priyanshu Chatterjee|
|30||2013||Hungame pe Hungama||Neeraj Vora||Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao|