Dia Mirza was born on 9th December in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German National father, Frank Handrich, she started seeing the world with two different sets of eyes. In an attempt to seek financial independence, she started working from the early age of 16 while continuing her education. With her angelic looks, advertisement offers werent 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 big bollywood Debut Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein. This cemented her position in Bollywood and saw her grow from a shy debutante to an actress of substance. Over the years, the talented actor has been seen in a number of movies, which have showcased her versatility. Beyond films, Dia is actively involved in the conservation of the environment and many other socially relevant causes. The actor has been closely involved with the Cancer Patients Aid Association. Organizations such as PETA, ADAPT and the Concern India Foundation have also benefited from her benevolence.