life and career
Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German National father, Frank Handrich, Diya Mirza started working from the early age of 16 while continuing her education. With her angelic looks, advertisement offers weren't that hard to come by.Shooting for brands like Lipton and Walls Ice Cream, she built her confidence ahead of her glamorous participation for the Miss Asia-Pacific title.Armed with confidence and beauty, she stormed through the Miss Asia-Pacific beauty pageant, winning it after 29 years for India. This success opened the doors of Bollywood for Dia and her extensive modeling career. Recognizing the talent, Vashu Bhagnani handed Dia her ticket to B-town in the form of 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein'. She later starred in films like 'Deewanapan', 'Tumko Na Bhool Payege', 'Tumsa Nahi Dekha', 'Parineeta', 'Dus', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd' and several others. Diya recently ventured into production under the banner 'Born Free Entertainment'.