Diya Mirza Handrich nicknamed Dee, was born in Hyderabad, India and is an Indian model, actress and Miss Asia Pacific 2000. She was born to a German father and an Indian mother. After the separation of her parents and demise of her father, her mother married a Muslim and hence the name Mirza. She lives in Mumbai. She made her cinematic debut with the film Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein opposite Madhavan. Subsequently she has been part of several mainstream Hindi films.