Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Personal Life And Education


Dia Mirza was born in Hyderabad, India. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer from Munich and 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 addicts. They separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother remarried Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2004. She retained a Muslim surname (Mirza). Later she adopted the last name of her birth-father and became Dia Mirza Handrich.

When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad, she attended Vidyaranya High School for Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Khairtabad.. She completed her graduation in Bachelors of Arts from Open University, Hyderabad.
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