Dia Mirza is an Indian charming actress, model, producer, & social worker Dia predominantly works in Bollywood Film Industry.


Directed by Tarun Dudeja, the adventure film is based on a female road trip and will see Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah, Dia Mirza, and Sanjana Sanghi as protagonists, gearing up for the ride of their lifetime.‘Dhak Dhak’ is produced by Taapsee Pannu and Pranjal Khandhdiya under the banner of Viacom18 Studios and Outsiders Films Productions in collaboration with BLM Pictures. The film is co-written by Parijat Joshi and Tarun Dudeja.

The makers of the film had recently shared the first look of the film on social media. Taapsee Pannu, who is producing the film, took to Instagram Stories late Friday night to share an update about the movie. She captioned the post: "We have begun this journey!" as she shared the look of Shah, Shaikh, Mirza, and Sanghi. The leading ladies, however, looked strong, uber-cool, and fierce." The ‘Dhak Dhak’ team has also created a special page on Instagram to keep the audiences and fans updated about their journey from the very beginning. 

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Dia had shared an incident of inconvenience caused by an airline when she was flying to Delhi last night. The airline’s flight bound for Delhi got diverted to Jaipur and then got canceled because of bad weather in the national capital. Dia, along with several other passengers, had raised complaints about the airline as they were left stranded without assistance and no food and water for hours.

The streaming space has something new to offer every weekend, often leaving the viewer spoilt for choice. A few days ago, Amazon MiniTV dropped a short film titled Gray, starring Dia Mirza and Shreya Dhanwanthary The 30-minute short which revolves around consent shines a light on the concept with an empathetic view. Pinkvilla sat down for a brief chat with the short's two lead actors, Dia and Shreya, who are front and center of the story. We got talking about consent, why the script spoke to them, and how much has the space for women performers changed.

Actress Dia has been connected with the Cancer Patients Aid Association & Spastics Society of India and has worked extensively with the government of Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV awareness, prevention of female foeticide, CRY, PETA, & most recently the NDTV Greenathon – an effort to find tangible solutions upon pollution and the book, “Deke Dheko” by Radio Mirchi (a campaign initiated to get books for underprivileged children).

Mirza has lent her aid to WTI’s wildlife conservation efforts for several years and is a founding member of the organization’s Club Nature initiative, also supporting a campaign to raise awareness about the shrinking place for wild elephants in the country. Dia was also appointed as the UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India in the year 2017 and on 7 May 2020, her term was further extended till 2022. The actress was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals. Dia also turned into a blogger to save the environment and create awareness.

Mirza hosted United Nations Champions Gala 2019 with Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin. Dia attended the 14th UN Conference of the Parties and hosted the final reception. Charming Dia initiated a cleanliness drive at Juhu beach on Independence Day 2019 & another at Mahim beach on 26 January, to make the beach clear from single-use plastic. Pretty Mirza supports Ramky’s BIG Green Ganesha & felicitated the champions with Tree Ganeshas in the year 2019.

Dia is on the board of the cold rink brand Coca-Cola foundation that works towards development in rural India. Mirza is associated with campaigns like Sanctuary Asia’s Leave Me Alone and Female Foeticide. In the year 2010, Mirza adopted two cheetah cubs at the Prince of Wales zoological park in Lucknow.
the beautiful actress, along with famous actor Aamir Khan, publicly expressed help for the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a group protesting the building of a dam.

Dia received the Green Award at IIFA, in the year 2012 for spreading awareness about environment-related issues. Along with these, the gorgeous actress has endorsed The Body Shop for its stand on a ban on animal testing & propagation of recycled packaging & unique products. Dia is the Eco-Ambassador for Panasonic. Actress Mirza has been hailed at award functions for Dia Mirza’s active involvement in social and environmental problems. As an ambassador, charming star Dia would interact with school and college students from across the country through awareness sessions, community cleaning activities, and motivational videos. Dia joined Save The Children India as their first-ever artist ambassador. In the year 2017, On World Environment Day pretty actress Dia Mirza was appointed brand ambassador for the Wildlife Trust of India.

For the unversed, Dhak Dhak was announced just a few days ago and Dia will be starring alongside Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanjana Sanghi. The four women play diverse roles and will see riding the bike. When asked about it, Dia did not divulge much information but said, "We all have (learned how to ride the bike). We're all riding and are shooting right now."

While she couldn't dish out any more information, Dia added, "All I do want to say is, if you had told me 15 years ago, that I would chance upon the best stories of my career in my 40th year, I wouldn't believe you. Therein lies a change that is significant. And one that we must acknowledge. Because ageism, patriarchy, and sexism, are all so prevalent in our industry, story-telling, and choices, are all being completely challenged now. Not just by people who are making stories but by people who are being a part of stories."  

As a new mother, the actress also revealed that she often gets asked about striking a balance between work and motherhood. Dia revealed that prioritizing is the key. "I get asked this question a lot: How do you balance life with your baby and your work? You're a young, new mother. How are you able to go away for shoots? And the answer is: I prioritize," Dia said. Adding, "Obviously, I'm not going to do everything that comes my way. I do what really calls out to me. And I do work that, I believe, will make a difference. Some way or the other. That's the only kind of work I really enjoy being a part of now. Magically, time opens up for you when you're aligned with your purpose and you only doing what really makes you feel alive." 

Dia Mirza is one of the most talented and promising actresses in the entertainment industry. She has worked in several hit movies including Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Sanju, Thappad, and Lage Raho Munna Bhai among others. The actress is making headlines these days for her upcoming project Dhak Dhak. The film is Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming production and also stars Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead. And, ever since the film went on the floor, Dia has been sharing some priceless behind the scene photos from the sets of the movie. Speaking of which, the team of Dhak Dhak is currently in Delhi to shoot a schedule. Dia Mirza ended the day with a beautiful behind-the-scenes (BTS) photo from the sets. In the photo, the actress can be seen wearing a Burqa, which is reported, her look in the Dhak Dhak. Dia looked every inch beautiful in the snap, which she shared in the stories section of Instagram. While sharing the photo. Dia wrote, “#DhakDhak Journey Lage Raho.”

With a concept like consent, it is a black and white concept. But because we don't talk about so many things in our country, whether it's sex, boundaries, or body image, when an uncomfortable situation happens with someone we know, I don't think we are equipped with the tools to handle that situation. So, when a film tries to shine a light on something like that, having an empathetic voice really helps. This is a situation faced, more often than not, by women. So, it helps.  I usually try and avoid assigning gender to a lens through which any narrative is viewed. I think there are some men who are perfectly capable of looking at things with a great sense of empathy and sensitivity. But, I think, it has definitely been a huge advantage for Sakshi to have helmed this narrative. It is an experience that women, more often than not, go through and it is good that a woman has told this story.

 The story itself and the fact that it's not typical. The nuance and simplicity of the narrative really struck a chord with me and the fact that it is a subject that really needs attention. Also, the manner in which it was dealt with. These were the aspects that really drew me to the project. I was excited that Shreya was onboard. She is a very intelligent, fine actor. I've really grown to love her and her work and the choices she's making. Dia is making me sharminda (shy). The script and story were in a grey area where all of us have probably found ourselves at some point. Even though the concept of consent is black and white, people don't know how to recognize a 'No'. This focuses on one particular incident, especially with someone you're familiar with. I think it's important that something like this is out there and we are one small step forward, nonetheless. 

The digital medium has changed not just that aspect but it has also increased the size of the pie. The cake is bigger for everybody. Earlier, I feel, the access was a bit restrained. So, those who had a lot of luck, privilege, and tenacity would make it through. The playground is now huge and opportunities in front and behind the camera have multiplied.  Our sense of discernment needs to improve so that we can have a lot more quality than quantity. 

Dia Mirza is one of the most popular celebrities in the entertainment industry. She has worked in several hit movies including Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Sanju, Thappad, and Lage Raho Munna Bhai among others. The former beauty pageant is making headlines these days for her upcoming project Dhak Dhak. The film is Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming production and also stars Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead. And finally, the movie went on floors and the star cast began shooting.

Speaking of which, Dia Mirza shared a behind-the-scenes (BTS) picture from the sets as she began shooting for the film. In the photo, the actress can be seen wearing a Burqa, which is reported, her look in the Dhak Dhak. Dia looked every inch beautiful in the snap, which she shared in the stories section of Instagram.

Dia Mirza is an Indian charming actress, model, producer, & social worker Dia predominantly works in Bollywood Film Industry. Dia got the title of Miss Asia Pacific International in the year 2000. Mirza made her acting debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, in the year 2001. Dia subsequently featured in films including Dus, in the year 2005, Lage Raho Munnabhai, in the year 2006, and Sanju, in the year 2018. Mirza co-open a production house, Born Free Entertainment, with her ex-husband Sahil Sangha. Their 1st movie, Love Breakups Zindagi, was released on 7th October 2011. After Dia and Sahil’s divorce, beautiful Dia Mirza launched her own production house, “One India Stories” in December 2019.

She did her schooling at Vidyaranya High School, a co-ed school, Mirza was enrolled in Nasr School, a girl’s day school in Khairatabad, Telangana, India. Dia Mirza then read in Stanley Junior College before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) at Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Dia Mirza has a Stunning figure and she is 168 cm tall which is 5 feet 6 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 60 kg. Dia Mirza is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 34-26-34 she has attractive Black hair and Black eyes.

Dia was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Dia’s father’s name is Frank Handrich, he was a German graphics, artist, industrial fair designer, architect, & interior designer based in Munich, Germany, Europe. Mirza’s mother, Deepa Mirza, is a Bengali landscaper & interior designer Deepa Mirza also volunteers to aid alcoholics and drug addicts. When Dia was 4-and-a-half years old, her parents were divorced. After Dia Mirza’s mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Muslim man from Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Dia adopted her step-father’s surname. Ahmed Mirza died in the year 2003.

In April 2014, the actress became engaged to Dia Mira’s longtime business partner Sahil Sangha, and they were married on 18th October 2014 at his farmhouse in Chattarpur on the outskirts of Delhi, India. In August 2019, Dia Mira announced their separation. On 15th February 2021, Mirza got married to a businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Dia worked while in college as a marketing manager for a media firm, Neeraj’s Multi-media Studio. At the same time, Dia Mirza modeled for print and television advertisements for brands like Lipton, Wall’s ice cream, Emami, etc. Dia was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss India pageant in the year 2000 and then went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific title in the year 2000.  Mirza made her debut in Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, which was released on 19 October 2001, which did not do great at the box office, though it developed a cult following among Indian youth.

Dia then acted in films like Tumsa Nahin Dekha – A Love Story, Dum, Deewanapan, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Parineeta, Dus, Lage Raho Munnabhai, & Salam Mumbai. In the year 2018, Mirza acted as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata Dutt in the biopic Sanju, which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian movies. Dia acted in the ZEE5 web series Kaafir (released on 15 June 2019). Set in Kashmir, Dia starred alongside Mohit Raina in the web series. Mirza was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 for her play in the web series Kaafir.

In the year 2011, Dia began Born Free Entertainment, a production house along with her ex-husband Sahil Sangha. Mirza has also produced the movies like Love Breakups Zindagi, Bobby Jasoos & a sitcom web series named Mind the Malhotras, which aired on Amazon Prime Video. The series Mind the Malhotras stars Cyrus Sahukar & Mini Mathur in the lead role. In December 2019 Dia announced Dia was opening a new production house “One India Stories” to create original content.

Birth Name Dia Handrich
Real Name Dia Mirza
Nickname Dia
Profession Actress, Model, Film Producer, Social Activist
Debut Bollywood-Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, in the year 2001

Bengali-Paanch Adhyay, in the year 2012

TV-Ganga-The Soul of India, in the year 2016

Web Series-Kaafir, in the year 2019

As a Producer-Love Breakups Zindagi, in the year 2011

Language Known Hindi, English, German, Bengali & English
Date Of Birth 9 December 1981
Age (as of 2021) 40 Years
Birthplace Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Hometown Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Her father was a German Catholic, her mother is a Bengali, and her step-father is a Dakini Muslim. Despite these factors, she follows Hinduism.
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height in Centimeters 168 cm
Height in Meters 1.68 m
Height in Feet & Inches 5′ 6″
Weight in Kilograms 60 kg
Weight in Pounds 143 lbs
Figure Measurement (approx.) 34-26-34
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Father Frank Handrich
Step-Father Ahmed Mirza
Mother Deepa Mirza
Sister N/A
Brother N/A
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Salman Khan (Rumored), Vashu Bhagnani, Kunal Kapoor, Bunty Sachdeva, Sahil Sangha, Mohit Raina, Vaibhav Rekhi
Husband Sahil Sangha (M. 2014-d. 2019)

Vaibhav Rekhi (2021)

Marriage Date 1st-18 October 2014

2nd- 15th February 2021

Marriage Place Sahil’s husband’s farmhouse in Chattarpur, Delhi, India

Dia Mirza’s residence in Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
School Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad
Nasr School, Hyderabad
Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad
College/University Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Cuisines Punjabi, Hyderabadi, European, Italian, Thai
Food Hyderabadi Biryani, Nihari, Khatti Daal, Kheema
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Book “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
Hobbies Cooking, Reading, Doing Photography & Travelling
Color Pink, White, Blue, Black, Red, Yellow
Sport Cricket
Holiday Destination Machu Picchu in Peru, Leh, Cambodia, Africa
Car Collection Lexus LX, BMW X1
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) $2.5 million

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