Let’s talk about a famous actress who was also crowned Miss Asia Pacific International in 2000. She became a big star with her very first movie. Born to a Bengali mom and a German dad, she uses her stepdad’s last name. We’re talking about the Bollywood actress Dia Mirza.

Dia Mirza left home when she was just 5 years old after a fight with her dad. Her dad got angry and shouted at her, so she went to stay with her relatives. But her dad promised not to get mad at her again when he found her. Before she became an actress, Dia worked in a media company as a marketing executive and got a salary of Rs 5,000.

Dia was born in Hyderabad. Her dad, Frank Handrich, is a German designer and artist, and her mom, Deepa, is a Bengali designer. When Dia was 4-and-a-half, her parents got divorced. 

Later, her mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Muslim man from Hyderabad, and Dia took his last name. He passed away in 2004.

Dia’s first film, ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein,’ with R Madhavan in 2001 was a big hit. It’s one of Bollywood’s best romantic movies. People even called her the ‘perfect girlfriend’ because of her role in the film. 

After that, she was in movies like ‘Deewanapan,’ ‘Tumko Na Bhool Payenge,’ ‘Dum,’ ‘Parineeta,’ ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai,’ and ‘Sanju.’ In her personal life, after separating from her first husband, Dia married Vaibhav Rekhi in 2021.

In July 2021, Dia shared the happy news of her baby boy Avyaan Azaad Rekhi. She also has a stepdaughter, Samaira Rekhi, from Vaibhav Rekhi S’s first marriage.