It's time to celebrate the birthday of a beautiful model, actress and producer. Today marks the birthday of
the angelic Dia Mirza
Dia Handrich was born on 9th December, 1981 in Hyderabad to a
German father and Indian mother. After her father's untimely death, her
mother remarried to Ahmed Mirza which resulted in her adopting the last
name of her stepfather.
Dia completed her
schooling in Hyderabad and then worked as a Marketing Executive in a
media firm, even while she was still studying at college. She also
modeled for various brands and appeared
in print and TV commercials, making herself known in the beauty
industry. This resulted in her participating in Miss India 2000 where
she finished off as the second
runner up. The next title in her beauty pageant kitty was the Miss Asia
Pacific tiara, making her the first Indian to win the title in twenty
Dia's first appearance on
the big screen was in a Tamil song "Jumbalakka" with Mink Brar in En Swaasa Katre
(1999), although she was not
credited for it. Her Bollywood debut developed with Rehna
Hai Tere Dil Mein
(2001) opposite R. Madhavan
and Saif Ali Khan
. Though the movie did not do well at the box office, the songs
became an instant rage. Since then, she has appeared in Deewanapan
(2001), Tumko Na Bhool Payenge
and Dus Kahaniyan
(2007) among others.
also appeared in the music video "Kajra Mohabbat Wala".
Though Dia has not yet made it in the top league of
actresses of today, she is widely known for her passionate heart and
various community services. Her work for the
Cancer Patients Aid Association, HIV awareness, prevention of female
CRY, and Greenathon is nothing less of remarkable. She has also adopted
two cheetah cubs at the
Lucknow Zoo, extending her compassion to animals with the PETA campaign.
Her contribution to the Greenathon was highly noted which results in
her winning a prestigious IIFA
2012 'Green Award' accolade.
Dia also has her own
production house, Born Free Entertainment, which she opened with Sahil
Sangha, her finance, and Zayed Khan
, with Love Breakups Zindagi
(2011) being the company's first release. She is noted to love reading,
writing, painting, pottery and horse riding. Dia has written several articles
for Hindustan Times and several other publications.
To celebrate this occasion BollyCurry presents you a mini
playlist of her popular songs.
- "Jumbalakka" - En Swaasa
- "Zara Zara" - Rehna
Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)
- "Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar
Hua" - Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)
- "Meri Rang De Chunariya Satrangi" - Deewaanapan (2001)
- "Yeh Bekhudi Deewangi" - Tumko Na Bhool Payenge (2002)
- "Jeena Mere Liye" - Dum
- "Ye Dhua Dhua Sa Rehne Do" - Tumsa Nahi Dekha (2004)
- "Kajra Mohabbat Wala" -
Kajra Nite (Album 2005)
- "Rab Rakha" - Love Breakup
Here's wishing this
multifaceted and beautiful woman a very happy birthday from this BollyCurry writer and
Writer: Vibha B.
Editor: Shreya S. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.