Dia Mirza Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza was born as ‘Dia Handrich’ on Wednesday, 9 December 1981 (age 40 years; as in 2020) in the Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Saggitarius.

Wiki/Biography

Dia Mirza is an Indian actress, model, producer, and social activist. She is also the winner of Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title.

Dia Mirza as a Child
Dia Mirza as a Child

She did her schooling from Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and Nasr School in Hyderabad. She has also attended Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad. She did Bachelor of Arts from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.

Birth nameDia Handrich
ProfessionActress, Model, Film Producer & Social Activist

Physical Stats & More

Height in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Personal Life

Date of Birth9 December 1981 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2020)40 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signSaggitarius
Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
School• Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad
• Nasr School, Hyderabad
• Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad
College/UniversityAmbedkar Open University, Hyderabad
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
ReligionHer father was a German Catholic, her mother is a Bengali, and her step-father is a Dakhini Muslim. Despite these factors, she follows Hinduism. [2]
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Reading, Doing Photography & Travelling
Tattoo(s)‘Aazad’ imbibed on the wrist of her left hand
Controversies• In 2006, after Dia, along with Aamir Khan, took a stand against the Sardar Sarovar Project, BJP workers, led by Mayor Dhansukh Bhandari organized a protest against the actors for their ‘anti-dam statements.’ [3]

•In February 2015, a war of words erupted between Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the issue of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remark that conversion to Christianity was the main reason behind Mother Teresa’s service to the poor people. [4]

• In 2016, in context with the water shortage in Maharashtra, Dia tweeted,
“The irony of the times we live in: farmers commit suicide due to drought and people waste water to ‘play’ #Holi. Go ahead call me anti-Hindu.”
However, she had to go through the detestation of the people. Later, she had to apologize; clarifying her stance, she said, [5]
“As a citizen of India, I have an equal respect for all religions, festivals and customs that are celebrated in our country. It has never been my intention to hurt the sentiments of any individual or community. If in the event that my tweet has done so, I apologize unequivocally. “That said, the fact remains that various parts of our country are experiencing a severe water shortage. According to a report I read in April last year, the drought in Maharashtra has hit over 90 lakh farmers and counting. In October last year, the Maharashtra government officially declared a ‘drought-like condition’ in 14,708 of the state’s 43,000 villages.”

• In 2019, during the ongoing CAA protest in India, Dia Mirza expressed her views on the subject and said,
“My mother is a Hindu, my biological father was a Christian, my adopted father – a Muslim. In all official documents, my religion status stays blank. Does religion determine I am an Indian? It never did and I hope it never does. #OneIndia #India”
However, this did not go well with the netizens, and they lashed out at her; claiming that she didn’t have any knowledge of the act and was trying to act smart. [6]
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Family & Caste

Dia Mirza was born to Frank Handrich, a German Catholic, and graphics and industrial fair designer, architect, artist, and interior designer based in Munich, and Deepa, a Bengali interior designer and landscaper.

Dia Mirza with her Mother
Dia Mirza with her Mother

When she was four-and-a-half years old, her parents got divorced. Her mother, Deepa got married to Ahmed Mirza (died in 2003), a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad. She took her step-father’s surname. She is the only child of her parents.

Dia Mirza with her step-father and mother
Dia Mirza with her step-father and mother
Wedding Picture of Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha
Wedding Picture of Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha

Awards & Honours

  • Great Women Achiever Award for Beauty in 2005
  • Green Globe Honor for Extraordinary Work by a Public Figure in 2011
  • Women’s Achievement Award in 2011
  • Ms. Eternal Beauty at the Femina Miss India in 2016
  • The Woman of Substance at Rotary Awards in 2016
  • The ‘Valerian of Environmental Issues’ by the makers of the film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” in 2017
Dia Mirza and her mother with IWM Digital Awards 2019
Dia Mirza and her mother with IWM Digital Awards 2019
Dia Mirza with her Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award
Dia Mirza with her Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award
Dia Mirza with her Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards
Dia Mirza with her Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards

Controversies

  • in 2019, during the ongoing CAA protest in India, Dia Mirza expressed her views on the subject and said,
    My mother is a Hindu, my biological father was a Christian, my adopted father – a Muslim. In all official documents, my religion status stays blank. Does religion determine I am an Indian? It never did and I hope it never does. #OneIndia #India”However, this did not go well with the netizens, and they lashed out at her; claiming that she didn’t have any knowledge of the act and was trying to act smart. [3]
  • In 2016, Dia, in context with the water shortage in Maharashtra, tweeted,
    The irony of the times we live in: farmers commit suicide due to drought and people waste water to ‘play’ #Holi. Go ahead call me anti-Hindu.”
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

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Photos & Images

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Cars Collection

Dia Mirza owns a Lexus LX and BMW X1.

Dia Mirza Posing with her Car

Cars Collection Dia Mirza owns a Lexus LX and BMW X1. Dia Mirza Posing with her Car Dia Mirza Posing with her Car
Cars Collection Dia Mirza owns a Lexus LX and BMW X1. Dia Mirza Posing with her Car Dia Mirza Posing with her Car

Favourite Things

  • Food: Hyderabadi Biryani, Nihari, Khatti Daal, Kheema
  • Cuisines: Punjabi, Hyderabadi, European, Italian, Thai
  • Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Travel Destination(s): Machu Picchu in Peru, Leh, Cambodia, Africa
  • Books: “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” by Peter Frankopan, “A New Earth: Create a Better Life” by Eckhart Tolle, “The Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton, “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd, “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Che Guevara

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dia Mirza

Dia was born to Frank Handrich, a German Catholic, and Deepa, a Bengali Hindu. When Dia was four-and-a-half years old, her parents got divorced, and her mother got remarried to Ahmed Mirza, a Dakhini Muslim from Hyderabad. Dia took her step father’s surname. She is the only child of her parents.

  • She likes cooking, reading, doing photography, and travelling.
  • When she had just finished her schooling, she got a call from one of her family friends, (who worked at the Times of India office in Hyderabad) who told Dia about the Miss India contest. She sent her portfolio and was selected for the contest. She utilized the money that she had saved from the job that she did in her school days to go to Mumbai.
  • Her first salary as a marketing executive was Rs. 5000.
  • Her mother was against her participating in the Miss India contest because she wanted Dia to study in a law school in Bangalore. However, her step-father convinced her mother to let her participate in the contest.
  • Before making her debut in the film industry, she appeared in the music video of Babul Supriyo and Alka Yagnik‘s song “Khoya Khoya Chand” in 2000.

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