Dia Mirza is one of the famous Bollywood actresses; she roused fame with her debut movie Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein in 2001.
Before that, the movie actress Dia Mirza also made headlines as she has managed to win the Miss Asia Pacific title in the year 2000.
Apart from her acting skills, Dia Mirza is also famous for her philanthropies’ nature and the humanitarian social work.
One of the most sorted actresses of the Bollywood, let’s know some unknown facts of the Dia Mirza by scrolling down this article.
Let’s take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about Bollywood actress Dia Mirza:
#1. Born and brought up
Dia Mirza was born as Diya Handrich
9 December 1981, Hyderabad, Telangana, to a German father and an Indian mother.
In 2000 Dia created history by winning Miss Asia Pacific, before that she did model for many brands, like, Lipton, Wall’s ice cream, Emami and so on.
#3. Family background, study, and surname
Dia Mirza received her surname from her stepfather named Ahmed Mirza who was a Hyderabadi Muslim. She was born and raised in Hyderabad and she completed her graduation in Arts from Ambedkar Open University in Hyderabad.
#4. Debut in Bollywood
She made her acting debut with the movie Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein opposite R Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan. Eventually, she featured in her next movie Deewanapan with Arjun Rampal. But both movies did not perform well and both movies were under the banner of Puja films, directed by Vashu Bhagnani.
#5. Movies of the Dia Mirza
In spite of that, 2 initial movies of Dia Mirza was not successful, she featured in some of the successful movies of that time, which includes, Tum Ko Na Bhool Paayenge, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Pareenita and so on.
In April 2014, she got engaged with her longtime beau and business partner Sahil Sanga. Dia Mirza hitched in the next October, in New Delhi, in the very same year.
#7. Humanitarian work
Dia Mirza has a plenty of praise for her social and humanitarian work. Like, she has received 2012 Green Award from IIFA for her massive contribution towards the environment.
At the same time, she has done various awareness campaigns, including, HIV, female foeticide, cancer and so on. She has publicly supported Narmada Bachao Andolan and also penned several social articles for the media house Hindustan Times.
#8. Dia Mirza’s only Bengali film
In the year 2012, Dia did a Bengali film Pritam’s Paanch Adhyay which was not only a critically acclaimed film, in fact, the movie was selected some of the major film festivals in India and abroad.
#9. Her modeling career
Dia Mirza was the second runners-up at Femina Miss India 2000 as well she won Miss Asia Pacific 2000. Meanwhile, she has won different titles, including, Miss Close Up Smile, Miss Avon, and Miss Beautiful Smile.
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