Diya Sangha (born Diya Handrich on 9 December 1981), also known by her maiden name Diya Mirza or Dia Mirza, is an Indian model, actress, producer and beauty queen who won the Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title.
Mirza has primarily worked in Bollywood and is known in media for her social work.
She co-owns a production house, Born Free Entertainment, with her husband Sahil Sangha. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer based in Munich.
Her mother, Deepa, is an 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.
Afterwards, her mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad, and Diya (then only a toddler) was given the last name of her step-father, although she and her mother remained practicing Hindus. When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad city, Dia initially attended Vidyaranya High School, a co-ed school.
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.
After finishing school, Dia attended Stanley Junior College and completed her graduation in Bachelor of Arts from Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
In April 2014, she got engaged to her longtime business partner Sahil Sangha.
Mirza and Sangha got married in a Hindu wedding on 18 October 2014 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. 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 debuted through Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein which did not do well at the box office.