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Dia Mirza
दिया मिर्ज़ा
Born Dia Mirza
9 December 1981 (1981-12-09) (age 28)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other name(s) Diya Mirza
Diya
Dee
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2001-present
Spouse(s) None

Dia Mirza, Hindi: दिया मिर्ज़ा [1] [2] nicknamed Dee, (born 9 December 1981) is a former Indian model and actress who appears in Bollywood films. She was second runner up at Femina Miss India 2000 and was subsequently sent to Miss Asia Pacific 2000 where she won.

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Personal life and education

Dia Mirza was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to a Bengali Indian mother and a German father.

When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, she attended Vidyaranya High School For Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Kushnuma.[3]. She completed her graduation in Bachelors of Arts from Open University, Hyderabad.

Career

Dia wanted to complete her graduation in Arts by correspondence, but decided to postpone it as it was becoming difficult to juggle between the Miss Asia Pacific Competition, modeling assignments, traveling and training. She was assisted by Sabira Merchant on diction and etiquette; diet with Anjali Mukherjee; gymnasium and physical fitness with Talwalkars; clothes from Ritu Kumar and Hemant Trivedi; skin care with Dr. Jamuna Pai; and make-up and hair-care from Bharat and Doris Godambe.[4] She is proficient in Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, English.[5]

Film career

She made her cinematic debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein opposite R. Madhavan.[6] The film was not a box office success. A series of unsuccessful films followed, among them Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Deewaanapan. She won the Best Debutante Female in 2001.

In 2005, Mirza appeared in Parineeta, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. She also played in the music video Kajara Mohabbat Wala alongside Sonu Nigam from the album Kajara Nite. The album contained multiple remixes, but was mainly advertised with the title song, sang by Sonu Nigam and Alisha Chinai.[7]

She has also appeared in the movie Dus and in Fight Club. She will appear later this year in Familywala and Naa Naa Karte. Dia was the only female actor among the key 6 characters in the movie Acid Factory. She plays a femme fatale who is also a gangster, in the film.[8]

Community Service

She has been involved with Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society of India, worked extensively with government of Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV Awareness, Prevention of Female Foeticide, PETA, CRY and most recently the NDTV Greenathon – an effort to find tangible solutions against pollution and Book deke dheko by radio mirchi (a campaign initiated to collect books for underprivileged children).

Hobbies

Writing - has written several articles for The Hindustan Times and various other publications as a guest writer. Reading, Painting, Pottery, Horse Riding and Theatre.

Controversies

She and fellow-actor Aamir Khan publicly expressed support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a group protesting the building of a dam. This aroused the ire of political activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party, who led a protest march against the actress:[9]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein Reena Malhotra
2001 Deewaanapan Kiran Choudhary
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Muskaan
2003 Tehzeeb Nazneen Jamal
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Saundarya
2003 Dum Kaveri
2004 Stop! Shama
2004 Tumsa Nahin Dekha Jia Khan
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Preeti Special appearance
2005 Naam Gum Jaayega Natasha/Gitanjali
2005 Blackmail Mrs. Rathod
2005 Parineeta
2005 Dus Anu Dheer
2005 Koi Mera Dil Mein Hain Simran
2006 Fight Club - Members Only Anu Chopra
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Item number (song)
2006 Alag Purva Rana
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Simran
2006 Prateeksha Reena Brown TV release
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Shilpa
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Mita Matu
2007 Cash Aditi
2007 Heyy Babyy Special appearance in a song
2007 Om Shanti Om Herself Special appearance
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Sia
2008 Krazzy 4 Shikha
2008 Kaho Naa Yaar Hai Herself A reality based game show TV, Appeared with her best friends Syed Kafait Ali and Amna humdani along with Sajid Khan and his friends as competitors on 1 March 2008 aired on Star Plus.
2009 Kissan Priya
2009 Jai Veeru Anna
2009 Acid Factory Max
2009 Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi Filming
2009 Alibaug Announced[10]
2009 Naa Naa Karte Announced[11]
2009 Familywala Earlier titled 'Dil Sachcha Aur Chehra Jhootha'
No release date as of now
2009 Bidhaatar Lekha Ria Announced
2009 Kayanaat Announced[12]
2009 Bits & Pieces Announced[13]
2009 Aankh Micholi Announced[14]
2009 Fruit and Nut Monica Gokhale
2009 Kurbaan Rihana (WIACB reporter) Special Appearance
2009 Luck By Chance Herself Special Appearance
2010 Shoebite Filming
2010 Hum, Tum Aur Ghost Releasing 26 March 2010
2010 Johnny Mastana

References

  1. ^ "http://www.pageant.com". Pageant Bureau News Archive October 2000. http://www.pageant.com/news/archive/news2000q4.html. Retrieved 9 June 2006. 
  2. ^ "http://www.pageant.com". Pageant Bureau News Archive December 2000. http://www.pageant.com/news/archive/news2000q4.html. Retrieved 20 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "http://www2.sholay.com/". Diya Mirza- MissAsia Pacific/Indian film Actress. http://www2.sholay.com/women/womenewsmakers.htm. Retrieved 9 June 2006. 
  4. ^ "Dia Mirza Biography". Madeinatlantis.com. http://madeinatlantis.com/dia_mirza/bio.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Facts of Dia Mirza". Madeinatlantis.com. http://madeinatlantis.com/dia_mirza/facts.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Diya Mirza". Diya Mirza. http://www.hotbollywoodactress.net/cat-diya-mirza-18.htm. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "http://www.indiafm.com". Diya Mirza in Sonu Nigam’s latest album. http://www.indiafm.com/news/2005/11/09/6171/index.html. Retrieved 11 October 2006. 
  8. ^ "I am a femme fatale who is also a gangster". 
  9. ^ "http://www.rediff.com/". BJP blasts Diya Mirza for anti-dam stand. http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/apr/24narmada.htm. Retrieved 24 May 2006.  However in a recent interview she denied this.
  10. ^ "http://www.glamsham.com/". Diya Mirza's Triplet. http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/06/jul/24dia.asp. Retrieved 4 August 2006. 
  11. ^ "http://www.indiafm.com/". ‘Naa Naa Karte... Believe It Or Nuts’. http://www.indiafm.com/news/2006/01/31/6616/index.html. Retrieved 11 October 2006. 
  12. ^ "http://www.infiafm.com/". Kayanaat Cast. http://www.indiafm.com/movies/cast/12841/index.html. Retrieved 21 January 2007. 
  13. ^ "http://content.msn.co.uk/". Twenty beauties in a song!. http://www.apunkachoice.com/scoop/bollywood/20061111-2.html. Retrieved 11 October 2006. 
  14. ^ "http://www.indiaglitz.com/". Anant's 'Aankh Micholi' and 'Agar' only 2 months apart. http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/25142.html. Retrieved 11 October 2006. 

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Preceded by
Shivangi Parikh
Miss India Asia-Pacific
2000
Succeeded by
Maheshwari Thyagrajan
Preceded by
Juliana Arango
Miss Asia Pacific Quest
2000
Succeeded by
Luciana Farfán







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