Dia Mirza is a popular actress from the Bollywood film industry and has starred in several commercial super hit Hindi movies.
Apart from being a popular actress in Hindi cinema, Dia Mirza is also renowned for being a talented model, film producer as well as the winner of the 2000 Miss Asia Pacific title too.
Dia Mirza is a renowned social activist and is often seen on social media raising awareness about relevant social issues plaguing the society.
Before entering Bollywood, Dia Mirza initially began working as a marketing executive for a media company, before she entered into modeling and won the Miss Asia Pacific beauty pageant.
About Dia Mirza
|Real Name||Dia Mirza Handrich|
|Date of Birth||9th December 1981|
|Age (as of October 2018)||36 years|
|Place of Birth||Hyderabad|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts degree|
|Height||5 ft 5"
(165 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||late Frank Handrich
(German Graphic Designer/Architect)
|Net Worth ||INR 14,00,00,000
(USD 2 Million)
|Famous for||Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, Deewanapan (2001), Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Tehzeeb (2002), Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye, Stop!, Dum (2003), Tumsa Nahi Dekha (2004), Naam Gum Jayega, Parineeta, Dus, Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai, Fight Club - Members Only (2005), Alag, Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Shootout At Lokhandwala, Cash, Dus Kahaniyaan (2007), Krazzy-4 (2008), Kissan, Jai Veeru (2009), Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010), Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), Sanju (2018)|
|First Movie||Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)|
|Salary (per film)||INR 60,00,000
|Favorite Actor||Tom Cruise|
|Favorite Actresses||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Hobbies||Reading books, writing, painting, doing yoga or mediation and horse-riding|
Dia Mirza is renowned to have acted in mostly romantic Bollywood movies and has established herself as a talented actress in the Bollywood film industry. Apart from having acted in movies, Dia Mirza was also the producer of the super hit movie ‘Bobby Jasoos’ (2014).
Dia Mirza’s age is around 36 years as Dia Mirza was born on the 9th of December, 1981 in Hyderabad. Dia Mirza’s height is around 5 ft 5 inches (165 cm) while Dia Mirza’s weight is around 53 kg (117 lbs). In her spare time, Dia Mirza loves to read books, write, paint, do yoga or meditate and also loves horse-riding, as part of her hobbies.
Dia Mirza’s father was the late German architect and graphic designer, Frank Handrich, while Dia Mirza’s mother is Deepa Mirza, a landscaper and interior designer by profession. Dia Mirza is the only child and does not have any brothers or sisters. Dia Mirza’s husband is Sahil Sangha, a business, whom she married in October of 2014.
Talking about her commercial success, Dia Mirza’s salary per film is around INR 60 lacs (USD 81,000). This, along with her numerous brand endorsement deals brings Dia Mirza’s net worth to around INR 14 crores (USD 2 Million).
For her impressive acting talent and immense social work, Dia Mirza is the recipient of several prestigious awards and has also had several award nominations too.
Dia Mirza first won the 2000 Miss Asia Pacific title and a runner-up in the 2000 Femina Miss India beauty contest. At the Miss India event in 2000, Dia Mirza was also awarded the Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Avon and Miss Close-Up Smile titles as well.
The list of Dia Mirza’s awards include winning the Zee Cine Award for Best Debut – Female award and the Bollywood Movie Award for Best Debut Newcomer for her impressive first acting role in ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ (2003). Apart from winning these awards, Dia Mirza also had 3 award nominations in the year as well.
Dia Mirza was awarded the 2005 Great Women Achiever Award for Beauty, the 2011 Green Globe Honor for Extraordinary Work by a Public Figure, the 2011 Women’s Achievement Award, the 2012 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Green Award for Contribution Towards a Greener Environment, the 2013 6th GeoSpa AsiaSpa India Award for Eco Crusader of the Year, 2016 Miss Eternal Beauty award by The Femina Miss India, the 2016 Rotary Award for Woman Of Substance, apart from winning the IAA – India Chapter Olive Crown Awards’ 2017 Green Crusader of the Year Award also.
Interesting Facts About Dia Mirza
- Although Dia Mirza does not smoke it is not known whether Dia Mirza drinks alcohol.
- Although Dia Mirza follows Hinduism, her last name was taken from her step-father, late Ahmed Mirza.
- Dia Mirza was discouraged by her mother from working as she was still studying in college, but her step-father convinced her mother to allow her.
- Prior to making her debut on the big screen, Dia Mirza initially became popular when she starred in a music video ‘Khoya Khoya Chaand’, by Indian pop singer, Akashdeep Saigal.
- Dia Mirza is a vocal social activist and regularly takes part in the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’.