Diya Mirza Profile -
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December 9, 1981
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Modeling & Acting
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Miss Asia Pacific 2000
Diya Mirza Biography -
Diya Mirza Handrich or Dia Mirza, nicknamed Dee, (born 9 December 1981 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) is an Indian model and actress and Miss Asia Pacific for the year 2000. She was also second runner up in the Miss India 2000 beauty contest.
Her father Frank Handrich was a German interior designer; her mother is Deepa Mirza, a Bengali. They separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother remarried: Ahmed Mirza whose surname she took, died in 2004. Though she has been brought up in a Mu$lim household, she does not consider herself a Mu$lim; and when asked Which Hindu god appeals to you most she said [Ganesha].When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, she attended Vidyaranya High School For Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Kushnuma. Currently, she lives in Bandra, Mumbai.
She made her cinematic debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein opposite R. Madhavan. The film was not a box office success. A series of unsuccessful films followed, among them Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Deewaanapan.
In 2005, Mirza appeared in Parineeta, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. In 2006 she teamed up once again with Chopra and Sanjay Dutt for the successful film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. She also played in the music video Kajara Mohabbat Wala from Sonu Nigam album Kajara Nite.
She has also appeared in Dus and in Fight Club. She will appear later this year in Familywala and Naa Naa Karte.
Diya Mirza Filmography -
2001 Deewaanapan, 2001 Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, 2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, 2003 Tehzeeb, 2003 Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye, 2003 Dum, 2004 Stop!, 2004 Tumsa Nahin Dekha, 2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na, 2005 Naam Gum Jaayega, 2005 Blackmail, 2005 Parineeta, 2005 Dus, 2005 Koi Mera Dil Mein Hain, 2006 Fight Club, 2006 Phir Hera Pheri, 2006 Alag, 2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 2006 Prateeksha, 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., 2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala, 2007 Cash, 2007 Heyy Babyy, 2007 Dus Kahaniyaan, 2007 Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi, 2007 Alibaug, 2007 Naa Naa Karte, 2007 Familywala (Earlier name 'Dil Sachcha Aur Chehra Jhootha'), 2007 Bidhaatar Lekha, 2008 Kayanaat, 2008 Bits & Pieces, 2008 Aankh Micholi.
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