Born and raised in Hyderabad Diana Hayden is an actress, television host, international model, philanthropist and a former Miss World.
Following her tenure as the global representative for the prestigious Miss World Organization, Diana moved to the UK concentrating on a modeling career and charity work. Whilst in London she also studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Drama Studio London, focusing on the works of Shakespeare where she earned herself a Best Actress nomination. She made her screen debut in the film version of Shakespeare’s Othello in South Africa.
Diana hosted an exclusive three-month series, “Biography with Diana Hayden” on the History Chanel where in addition to featuring prominent world leaders, Hollywood actors and sports champions, the series also included special monthly interviews with Indian celebrity guests. This engagement marked the first time the History Channel had signed an Indian host for one of its shows. “Biography with Diana Hayden” went on to be rated one of the most successful educational television programs of the year.
Diana has modeled for various international brands such as L’Oreal, Colgate and Chopard and has served as a host for an array of international events, including The Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona, The Wisden Cricketer of the Century in London, the annual Miss Europe competition, and the Ad Awards (India’s most prestigious Advertising Awards). She was the Special Guest at the Red Cross Ball held in Monaco by Prince Rainier and Prince Albert and has also been a guest and Good Will Ambassador at venues ranging from the Cannes Film Festival to the White House State Dinner.
Diana conducts lectures on Grooming, Confidence Building and Motivation using her own personal experiences of struggle, determination, growth and success as examples of truth and reality. She is also presently writing an all encompassing book on grooming for women.
Actively involved with charities around the world, Diana is especially focused on issues affecting women and children. She has helped raise millions of dollars and build awareness for organizations such as Variety Club, Lifeline, CRY, Alert India, CAP, of which she is an Advisory Board member, PETA, Green Peace and the Spastic Society of India. Committed to campaigning for Breast Cancer Awareness and HIV/AIDS education, Diana also builds homes globally with Habitat for Humanity International.