beauty with a purpose


They say I am a beauty
I believe that’s true
Cuz beauty is not what you see outside
Its hidden deep within you!

They say I am a diva
I say, so must be you
To stand up for your rights
Is the right thing to do!


Diya Mirza was a second runner up at Femina Miss India, 2000 and was subsequently sent to Miss Asia Pacific, where she won. When she won the Miss Asia Pacific title on 3 December 2000 in Manila, Philippines, she became the first Indian contestant to win this title in 29 years.


Diya Mirza has been involved with Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society of India, and has worked extensively with government of Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV awareness, prevention of female foeticide, PETA, CRY and most recently the NDTV Greenathon – an effort to find tangible solutions against pollution and book, “Deke Dheko” by Radio Mirchi (a campaign initiated to collect books for underprivileged children).

diya mirza

She is on the board of the Coca Cola foundation that works towards development in rural India. She recently adopted two cheetah cubs at the Prince of Wales zoological park in Lucknow. She won the IIFA 2012 ‘Green Award’ for her contribution for working towards a greener environment.

dia-mirza  Diya-Mirza


19 thoughts on “beauty with a purpose

  1. Never knew all these facts about her (except her Miss India/ Miss Asia Pacific tiltles) and considered her just another beautiful struggling actress. Thanks for enlightening me. I have much more respect for her now.

    • Yes, not many know everything these famous personalities do – especially the good deeds. Cuz the one bad or mis-happenings are very well and openly discussed (Read: trashed) by our media.

      Even Sushmita Sen, for that matter, is making a her small difference in this world.

  2. I wish.. she continues to do what she wants..
    i also wish .. that she comes back to the big screen. 🙂
    Nyway, thanks for this Sakshi. It was really awesome to know so much about Diya, even beyond her acting skills.
    I really doubt if any other Bollywood star does all of this.

  3. Your Gravatar smile is innocent and naive. Keep it up. In my morning walk today I though of you whether you can write for us something in your own unique way on dreams, disappointments, unforgettable childhood events, thwarted ambitions, fear phobia, your idea of God, destiny, rags to riches things as we see in Sidney Sheldon novels, shocks of life, simple pleasures of life, mystery of birth and death, calamity and peace, in what way an individual can contribute to family and world peace, is becoming filthy rich really leads to peace, delight of enjoying a cup of ice-cream, experience of meeting a friend after 20 years, your affection for your mummy and daddy, oh! I can give you more work afterwards. This list itself may tax you for months ahead, along with your own agenda of writing themes! Your presentation is down to earth.I am committed to a philosophical cause. That’s why I sublet these interesting topics to decent and charming freelancers like you. Don’t hesitate that these are heavy subjects. Only practical persons like you can do, not the philosophical oriented ones. Best wishes!

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