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Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza Handrich (Hindi: दिया मिर्ज़ा or Diya Mirza Handrich, nicknamed Dee, (born 9 December 1981 is an Indian model and Actress and Miss Asia Pacific for the year 2000. She was also second runner up in the Miss India 2000 beauty contest. Biography Her father Frank Handrich was a German interior designer of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry; her mother is Deepa Mirza, a Bengali. They separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother remarried: Ahmed Mirza whose surname she took, died in 2004. She stated that she suffered from \"low self-esteem\" as a child. She retained a Muslim name (Mirza) and is devout Hindu. When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, she attended Vidyaranya High School For Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Kushnuma. Currently, she lives in Bandra, Mumbai. To brush up on acting before Shootout at Lokhandwala, she took a one week course of Film at New ...  See full bio