Happy Birthday Dia Mirza: Check out the 5 interesting facts about the former beauty queen

As Dia Mirza turns a year older today, we bring you some lesser-known facts about the Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein actress.
Happy Birthday Dia Mirza: Check out the 5 interesting facts about the former beauty queenHappy Birthday Dia Mirza: Check out the 5 interesting facts about the former beauty queen
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Think of Dia Mirza and the memories of the innocent, beautiful girl dancing in the rain from Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein will strike your mind. Although it’s been almost two decades since the movie was released, we still can’t get enough of its beauty. The movie made the headlines for several reasons, but most importantly is grabbed the eyeballs for its lead actress Dia Mirza who a complete delight to watch on the silver screen. Interestingly, the movie marked the former beauty queen’s debut in the showbiz world and there has been no looking back for her ever since.

In her career so far, Dia has been a part of several popular movies including Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Parineeta, Dus, Sanju, etc. which also proved to be a box office hit. Besides, she has also emerged as one of the most no controversial divas in Bollywood. Exuding elegance and happiness, Dia has certainly been an epitome of grace. So, as this ravishing beauty turns a year older today, here are some lesser-known facts about Dia Mirza.

Dia Mirza is half Bengali and half German by genes. Her father was a German graphics and industrial fair designer while her mother was a Bengali interior designer. They parted ways when Dia was four and later her mother married a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad. Dia has been using her step-father’s name ever since.

Before stepping into the glamour world, Dia was working as a marketing executive for a media studio. However, destiny had different plans for her. In 2000, she participated in a beauty contest and went on to become Miss Asia Pacific. Dia modelled for several brands and appeared in several commercial ads.

Apart from being a Bollywood actress, Dia has also been a social activist who has been raising awareness on several issues like conservation, female foeticide, HIV awareness, etc. In fact, her social media posts speak a lot about her dedication towards bringing a positive social change. In fact, she had been the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India and also for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based Swachh Saathi programme.

Dia Mirza is also known to be one of the most charitable Bollywood actresses. She has been supporting Cancer Patients Aid Foundation, Spastics Society of India, PETA, United Nations’ CRY and other organizations. This isn’t all. The former beauty queen also adopts two cancer patients every year.

After being a former beauty queen, Bollywood actress and humanitarian, Diya added a new feather to her cap after she turned producer for Vidya Balan starrer Bobby Jasoos. In fact, former beauty queen also launched a new production company on her birthday this year and aims to bring out meaningful content across different formats and mediums.

Here's wishing Dia Mirza a very happy birthday!

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