Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer based in Munich. Her mother, Deepa, is a Bengali Indian who is an interior designer, landscaper and currently does social work as a volunteer to help alcoholics and drug addicts.
When Diya was four-and-a-half years old, her parents got divorced. Diya's step-father died in On the insistence of her step-father, Dia was enrolled into Nasr School , a prestigious girls day school also located in Khairtabad. She credits Nasr School for giving her the confidence to pursue acting. She says it was the Nasr Dramatic Society, an in-school club which boosted her morale. Mirza and Sangha got married in a Hindu wedding on 18 October at her husband's sprawling farmhouse in Chattarpur on the outskirts of Delhi.
At the same time she modelled for print and TV commercials for brands such as Lipton , Wall's ice cream , Emami and many more. She won Miss Asia Pacific in Mirza wanted to complete her graduation in Arts by correspondence during the Miss Asia Pacific competition, modelling assignments, travelling and training.
She could not complete her graduation due to being busy at work. She studied at NYU [ citation needed ]. She has garnered much praise for her social work[ citation needed ]. She publicly supported the Naramada Bachao Andolan. She has written articles for Hindustan Times and other publications. Later, she appeared in Parineeta , a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. She was the only female actor among the six key characters in Acid Factory , in which she played a gangster femme fatale, but the film was a failure.
Her other hobbies include writing, reading, painting, pottery, horse riding and theatre. She has written several articles for the Hindustan Times and other publications as a guest writer. She is on the board of the Coca-Cola foundation that works towards development in rural India. This aroused the ire of political activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party , who led a protest march against the actress.
Along with these, Mirza has endorsed The Body Shop for their stand on a ban on animal testing and propagation of recycled packaging and natural products.
Mirza has been felicitated at award functions for her active involvement in social and environmental issues. As an ambassador, the actress would interact with school and college students from across the country through awareness sessions, community cleaning activities and motivational videos. As an ambassador, she will use the reach of her celebrity status to champion the rights of children in India and around the world.
She has lent her support to WTI's wildlife conservation endeavors for several years now and is a founder-member of the organization's Club Nature initiative. She is committed to protect, secure and strengthen the rich treasures that nature provides us all!
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