Dia Mirza Handrich nicknamed Dee and more popularly known as Dia Mirza, is an Indian model and actress who appears in Bollywood films. She was the second runner up at Femina Miss India, 2000 and represented India at the Miss Asia Pacific, 2000 pageant, where she won the title.
She completed the hat-trick of India winning international pageants in the year 2000 (Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe title and Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World title in the same year) when she won the Miss Asia Pacific title on 3 December 2000 in Manila, Philippines, also making her the first Indian contestant to win this title in 29 years.
Mirza made her cinematic debut with 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' alongside R. Madhavan, for which she received a nomination for Best Female Debut at the Zee Cine Awards. In 2005, Mirza appeared in 'Parineeta', a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. She also starred in the music video, 'Kajara Mohabbat Wala' alongside Sonu Nigam from his album Kajara Nite.
Dia starred in the films 'Dus' and 'Fight Club'. She was the only female actor among the six key characters in the film, 'Acid Factory' in which she played a femme fatale who is also a gangster. Along with her boyfriend Sahil Sangha, and good friend Zayed Khan, she has started her own production house, Born Free Entertainment and made their first film 'Love, Breakups, Zindagi'.