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Dia Mirza

Actor, Filmmaker, Champion of Nature & Columnist

Dia Mirza was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Armed with the winning combination of beauty with brains, Dia stormed through the Miss India Contest in the year 2000 and thereafter the Miss Asia-Pacific Pageant, winning the coveted title for India, after a wait of 29 long years. 

She debuted with Vashu Bhagnani’s 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' and in the last decade, has appeared in several successful films, including the blockbuster Munnabhai series, Parineeta, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and many more. 

In 2012, Dia added a new dimension to her cinematic career, by turning producer along with writer-director and now husband, Sahil Sangha to form Born Free Entertainment. The couple has successfully produced two films, 'Love, Breakup, Zindagi' and 'Bobby Jasoos' under their banner. Earlier this year, Dia also made her directorial debut with a Public Service Film, Kids for Tiger.

Dia’s footprints though, go way beyond Films and far into the ethics of Conservation. She is a highly active and effective voice on Nature Conservancy in the country today. Besides being a Swachh Bharat Ambassador, she is also the ambassador for Sanctuary Asia's Tiger Conservation program, founder member of Wildlife Trust of India's Club Nature and the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns. Organizations such as the Genesis Foundation, PETA, The Cancer Patient's association, ADAPT and the Concern India Foundation have also greatly benefited from her close association with them.