She was the second runner-up at the Miss India pageant in 2000 and then went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific title in 2000.[12][13]. Through hit movie that named Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein her professional actress debut stated in bollywood film industry. “She gifted me the moon one birthday, as an example,” reveals Dia Mirza when I quiz her about a fond memory of the actress with her mother. [9][10], Mirza worked while in college as a marketing executive for a media firm, Neeraj's Multi-media Studio. Her father and mother both took separation when Dia Mirza was only 4 years old. [5], After initially attending Vidyaranya High School, a co-ed school, Mirza was enrolled into Nasr School, a girls day school in Khairtabad. Miss Asia Pacific 2000 and Indian top actress Dia Mirza Family Background Photos Husband Father Mother details and short interesting fact about Dia Mirza personal and professional life are also available here. Your email address will not be published. “Once my mother fell unconscious. Nov 12, 2015 Her mother, Deepa, is a Bengali interior designer and landscaper who also volunteers to help alcoholics and drug addicts. [17] In December 2019 she announced she was forming a new production house "One India Stories" to create original content. In 2014 she involved in Film production business and her production house released Bobby Jasoos movie, which is just average movie in box office collection. Her father Frank Handrich was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer and mother Deepa excelled in interior and landscape design. Besides talks of her forthcoming web show (more on that later), on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2019, Dia revealed the most powerful gift she has received from her mother. She was born to German father Frank Handrich, an industrial designer and Bengali mother Deepa, an interior designer. The latest collection of movies and series on ZEE5 lets you carry your entertainment on the go! Required fields are marked *, Dia Mirza Family Background Photos Husband Father Mother. When she was four-and-a-half years old, her parents got divorced. She made her acting debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001).. She subsequently featured in films including Dus (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006) and Sanju (2018). Soon after wrapping up an event, she returns to her office with that signature smile beaming the space from corner to corner. She is associated with campaigns such as Sanctuary Asia's Leave Me Alone and Female Foeticide. [5][6] After her mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad, she adopted her step-father's surname. She is on the board of the Coca-Cola foundation that works towards development in rural India. The series stars Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Mathur in the lead. [36], Mirza initiated a cleanliness drive at Juhu beach on Independence Day 2019[37] and another at Mahim beach on 26th January, to make the beach free from single-use plastic. Bollywood movie award for Best Debut Newcomer: Nominated, Screen Awards for Most Promising Female Newcomer: Nominated, Popular Award for the Best Debut (Female): Green Globe Honor for Extraordinary Work by a Public Figure. Dia Mirza with her mother during P&G's 'Mother's Day' event held in Mumbai on May 11, 2012. She appeared in the ZEE5 web series Kaafir. (Pic: Viral Bhayani) Mirza, along with Aamir Khan, publicly expressed support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a group protesting the building of a dam. The digital project pairs Dia romantically with Uri: The Surgical Strike star Mohit Raina. [11] At the same time, she modelled for print and TV commercials for brands such as Lipton, Wall's ice cream, Emami and many more. She has lent her support to WTI's wildlife conservation endeavours for several years and is a founder-member of the organisation's Club Nature initiative,[29] also supporting a campaign to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country. When she won the Miss Asia Pacific title on 3 December 2000 in Manila, the Philippines, she became the first Indian since Tara Anne Fonseca to win this title in 27 years. In 2000 she participated for Miss Asia Pacidic International contestant and after winning this title her modeling, acting career starting since 2000. Her father Frank Handrich was popular German Graphic and industrial. Copyright © 2020 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved. She also won Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Avon and Miss Close-Up Smile in Miss India. Dia Mirza was born on 9 December 1981 in Hyderabad in an interracial, German and Bengali family. Dia Mirza was the second runner-up at Femina Miss India 2000 and was subsequently sent to Miss Asia Pacific 2000, where she won. [18], Mirza lent her voice to a snow leopard called Layla for an environmental podcast of Run Wild, which is a collaboration between Runtastic, the UN Environmental Programme and Internet of Elephants. As an ambassador, the actress would interact with school and college students from across the country through awareness sessions, community cleaning activities and motivational videos. 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Her mother, Deepa got married to Ahmed Mirza (died in 2003), a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad. She has also produced Love Breakups Zindagi, Bobby Jasoos [16] and a sitcom web series titled Mind the Malhotras, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.