Dia Mirza Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Feb 07, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Apr 28, 2022
Dia Mirza was enrolled at Nasr School after attending Vidyaranya High School.
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About Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza Rekhi, born December 9, 1981, is a Bollywood model, actress, producer, and social worker of Indian nationality.
In the year 2000, Mirza was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International. With the film 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein', she made her acting debut in 2001.
She starred in other movies such as 'Dus', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', and 'Sanju', among others. She and her ex-husband, Sahil Sangha, co-owned a production company, Born Free Entertainment. 'Love Breakups Zindagi', their first film, was released on October 7, 2011.

Dia Mirza's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Dia Mirza’s net worth?

Dia Mirza's net worth is around $2.5 million. Her acting jobs and many brand sponsorships account for most of her earnings.

How much does Dia Mirza earn per year?

Her annual income is high but fluctuates based on her professional roles.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dia Mirza?

Dia stands 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

How old is Dia Mirza?

Born on December 9, 1981, Dia Mirza is currently 40 years old.

Childhood And Education

Dia Mirza was born in the Indian city of Hyderabad, Telangana, as Dia Handrich. Mirza was enrolled at Nasr School, a girls' day school in Khairtabad, after attending Vidyaranya High School, a co-ed school.
She went to Stanley Junior College before graduating from Ambedkar Open University in Hyderabad with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dia Mirza's family?

Dia Handrich belongs to a working-class family. Frank Handrich, her father, is a Munich-based German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist, and interior designer. At the same time, Deepa, her mother, is a Bengali interior designer and gardener who also volunteers to help alcoholics and drug addicts.
Her parents split when she was four and a half years old. Her mother took her stepfather's surname after marrying Ahmed Mirza, a Muslim man from Hyderabad. In 2003, he passed away.

Who is Dia Mirza’s partner?

Dia Mirza was engaged to her long-time business colleague Sahil Sangha in April 2014, and the two married on October 18, 2014, at his home in Chattarpur, on the outskirts of Delhi. Mirza announced their split in August 2019.
On February 15, 2021, Mirza married businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in Bandra, Mumbai.
On July 14, 2021, she announced that she gave birth to a baby boy, Avyaan Azaad Rekhi, on May 14, 2021, and that he spent two months in the NICU. Mirza also has a stepdaughter from Rekhi's first marriage, Samaira Rekhi.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Mirza worked as a marketing executive for Neeraj's multi-media studio in Stanley Junior College. She modeled for Emami, Lipton, Wall's ice cream, and other print and television advertising campaigns at the same time. In 2000, she finished as second runner-up in the Miss India pageant before winning the Miss Asia Pacific title.
'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' was her first film. It flopped at the box office but gained a cult following among Indian youth. 'Alag-He is different', 'Dum', 'Deewanapan', 'Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge', 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha – A Love Story', 'Parineeta', 'Dus', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', and 'Salam Mumbai' were among her subsequent films.
In 2011, she and her ex-husband, Sahil Sangha, founded Born Free Entertainment, a production company. 'Love Breakups Zindagi', 'Bobby Jasoos', and 'Mind The Malhotras', an Amazon Prime Video sitcom web series, were produced by the pair. In December 2019, she revealed that she was launching a new production company called One India Stories to develop original content.|
In 2018, she played Sanjay Dutt's wife, Manyata Dutt, in the biopic 'Sanju', which became one of India's highest-grossing films. In 2019, she starred in the ZEE5 web series 'Kaafir'. 'Kaafir' was set in Kashmir, and she starred in it alongside Mohit Raina. She played a small part in 'Thappad', which won the Filmfare Award for Best Film in 2020.
Mirza finished second in Femina Miss India 2000 and was then sent to Miss Asia Pacific 2000, where she won. Miss India also awarded her the titles of Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Avon, and Miss Close-Up Smile. When she won Miss Asia Pacific on December 3, 2000, in Manila, Philippines, she became the first Indian to do so in 27 years since Tara Anne Fonseca.
In 2000, she accomplished a hat-trick of Indian women winning international pageants as Lara Dutta won Miss Universe, and Priyanka Chopra won Miss World in the same year.

Charity Work

This social worker has joined the My Mission Education program, which aims to assist 20,500 youngsters in continuing their education. She also discussed the significance of hygiene, education, and health.

What awards has Dia Mirza won?

She was named the Zee Cine Award winner for Best Female Debut for 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' (2002). She won the Best Female Debut at the Bollywood Movie Awards for 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' (2002).

Her contribution to a greener environment earned her the IIFA Green Award (2012). At the Femina Miss India pageant, she was crowned Ms. Eternal Beauty (2016). She received Best Actress OTT Female (Critics) at the Gold Awards for her role in 'Kaafir' (2019).

At the Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards, she was named Woman of Style & Substance (2019).

Other Interesting Dia Mirza Facts And Trivia

  • Mirza provided the voice for Layla, a snow leopard, for a Run Wild environmental podcast, which is a cooperation between Runtastic, the UN Environmental Program, and the Internet of Elephants.
  • She has contributed to Hindustan Times and other media with articles.
  • This social activist has worked with the Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society of India, PETA, CRY, as well as the government of Andhra Pradesh on HIV awareness, female feticide prevention, and, most recently, the NDTV Greenathon, an effort to find tangible solutions to pollution.
  • She also worked on 'Deke Dheko' by Radio Mirchi, a campaign initiated to collect books for underprivileged children.
  • She is a member of the Coca-Cola Foundation's board of directors, promoting rural development in India. She's been linked to Sanctuary Asia's Leave Me Alone and Female Feticide campaigns.
  • She adopted two cheetah cubs from the Prince of Wales Zoological Park in Lucknow in 2010.
  • Along with Aamir Khan, Dia Mirza has openly declared support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan, an organization opposing the construction of a dam on the Narmada River in India.
  • In addition, Dia Mirza has promoted The Body Shop for their stance on animal testing bans and promoting recycled packaging and natural products. 
  • Panasonic has named her as their eco-ambassador.
  • Dia Mirza has received recognition for her strong commitment to social and environmental issues at award ceremonies. She has been named the Swachh Bharat Mission's Swachh Saathi program's youth ambassador.
  • Through awareness seminars, community cleanup initiatives, and motivational videos, the actress would interact with school and college students from around the country as an ambassador. She became the first-ever artist ambassador for Save The Children India.
  • Dia was named brand ambassador for the Wildlife Trust of India on World Environment Day 2017.
  • She has been a long-time supporter of WTI's animal conservation efforts and is a founding member of the organization's Club Nature project and a campaign to raise awareness about the country's diminishing habitat for wild elephants.
  • Dia was also named the UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India in 2017, and her tenure was extended till 2022 on May 7, 2020.
  • The United Nations Secretary-General designated her as an ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • She co-hosted the United Nations Champions Gala 2019 with Alec Baldwin, a Hollywood actor. She hosted the closing reception for the 14th UN Conference of the Parties.
  • Dia Mirza organized a cleanliness effort on Independence Day 2019 at Juhu beach and another on January 26 at Mahim beach to rid the beaches of single-use plastic.
  • She currently lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Dia Mirza Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Dia Mirza

Date of Birth

1981-12-09

Nationality

Indian

Place of Birth

Hyderabad

Age

Height

168 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Model, Actress, Producer, Social Worker

Education

Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University

Net Worth

2500000

Partner

Vaibhav Rekhi

Parents

Frank Handrich, Deepa Mirza
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