A.k.a / common misspelling: Dia Mirza
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1069850
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diya_Mirza
Occupation : Actress, Model
Birth Date : December 9th 1981
Birth Place : Hyderabad
Strength : mother
Weakness : Chocolates and children
Biggest fear : Losing myself
Philosophy of Life : Aim for the highest, reach for the best, live day to day and leave the rest to God
Dream Role : Aishwarya's role in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Favourite films : Forest Gump and Schlinder's List
Best compliment paid by a man : An elderly gentleman who I don't even know wrote a lovely poem on me after I won Ms Asia-Pacific
Turn on in a man : Simplicity
Turn off in a man : Extravagance
sex appeal : eyes and smile
first crush : Prince William
Favourite Car : The Beetle!
Favourite Holiday Spot : Bali...most definitely!
Favourite Discotheque : Fire ´n Ice
What irritates me most is : Facade
Best Compliment : I was baptized "the Diminutive Beauty" by Hemant Trevedi
Favourite Labels : Bisou Bisou, Calvin Klein, Armani and all of Hemant´s and Ritu´s clothes
Address : 402, Flamingo Apts., Veronica Rd., Bandra (W) , Mumbai 400 050
At the age of 16 she was working as a marketing executive at sriven Mult-tech in Hyderabad. She earned a monthly salary of Rs 5000, with a 15 per cent commision on every ad revenue She fetched for the company. She has done an advertising campaign which appeared in femina. After the pictures came out she was encouraged to participate in the Miss India competition. Thats when Miss India happned. She walked away with 3 titles Miss Beautiful Smile, The Sony Viewer's Choice Award and Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific.
Diya Mirza won the prestigious Miss Asia Pacific title at the beauty pageant held on 2 December, 2000, in Manila. She is the second Indian contestant to be crowned Miss Asia Pacific and the first in 29 years.
Her first film, opposite Madhavan Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein did not make a big splash. But it spelt one thing - Diya Mirza had arrived.
A series of unsuccessful films followed, among them Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Deewanapan.
In 2005, Mirza appeared in Parineeta, a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. In 2006 she teamed up once again with Chopra and Sanjay Dutt for the successful film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. She also played in the music video Kajara Mohabbat Wala from Sonu Nigam album Kajara Nite.
She has also appeared in Dus and in Fight Club. She will appear later this year in Familywala and Naa Naa Karte.
She is also independent and armed with a mind of her own. And with everyone’s confidence and encouragement egging on her, Diya has a good chance of bagging a crown India hasn’t won in 25 years.