Diana Hayden is a model, Miss India runner up from Hyderabad, India.
Hayden is of Anglo-Indian descent. As a teenager, she was a tomboy, tall and gangly. She went to St.Anns High School, Secunderabad but dropped out in the 8th standard to take family responsibilities.
Before modeling, she used to work for an Event management company called Encore. She then worked as a Public relations officer at BMG Crescendo where she managed careers for models Anaida and Mehnaz. After Anaida's recommendation, she filled in for the Miss India contest. After winning Miss India she proceeded to win the coveted Miss World title.
She came into limelight at the 1997 Miss World pageant. She became a celebrity at 24 after winning the crown. She became the third Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant. Like Aishwarya Rai, she entered Bollywood acting career in the Indian film industry and internationally.
She is the only Miss World to have won a hat-trick at the event (Miss Photogenic, Miss Beach-wear/ swimsuite competition, Miss World 1997).
With an unsuccessful Bollywood career so far, Diana Hayden joined the line up of celebrities on Bigg Boss (Season 2).
After trying hard and failing to make a mark in Bollywood, Hayden moved to Los Angeles, California and devoted herself to social causes. In 2008, Diana Hayden became a wild card entry on the popular Indian show, Bigg Boss, which is based on the original Dutch show, Big Brother. She was voted out from Bigg Boss 2 house on the episode that aired on Nov 7th 2008.
Following her tenure as the global representative for the prestigious Miss World organization, Diana moved to the UK and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also studied at Drama Studio London, where she concentrated on the works of Shakespeare and earned a Best Actress nomination from the studio. In 2001, she made her screen debut in the film version of Shakespeare’s Othello in South Africa.
She is the only Indian model ever to appear on International television modelling products (L`oreal ads were broadcasted in several countries such as London, Paris, Milan, New York etc.....). She fervently supports Child And Police—a rehabilitation project under Dr Reddy’s Foundation, Hyderabad, which is her pet project, where she is an advisor to the Board of the Foundation. The project deals with the police taking off children from the streets and educating them.
In 2006, Diana was signed by the Avalon Aviation Academy as the face of the Academy and currently serves as a celebrity guest lecturer for airline personnel training programs.
She loves playing chess, horse riding, partying, and driving people round the bend. She reads Stephen King, Robin Cook, Robert Ludlum... left Mills and Boons since she was 16. Her favourite book is The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.
Diana Hayden Profile :
Name: Diana Hayden
Birth Place: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Height: 5' 8"
Profession: Actress and Model
Education: Graduation in English from Osmania University through correspondence
Claim to fame: Miss World 1997
Diana Hayden Endorsements :
Diana Hayden Filmography :
2006: Othello: A South African Tale
2006: All Alone
2006: Adaa - Will Kill U
2004: Ab Bas!