She gained fame in India as a Kingfisher Calendar model and later as a VJ for shows like Music Television India"s show Saturday Night Shuffle. She was accidentally discovered at a convenience store at the age of 14. Since then, she has modelled across Canada, Europe, America and East Asia.
Eventually, at the age of 21, whilst finishing a job in Malaysia, Uyeda came to Mumbai, India.
After appearing on the runway for a fashion show, Mia was requested to try out for the annual Kingfisher Calendar. She featured in the 2007 Kingfisher Calendar She appeared in campaigns for brands like Kaya Skin Clinic, Bisleri soda, Pantaloons, Killer Loop sunglasses and Sakhi Sari.
She went on to participate in the Lakme India Fashion Week. Mia rose to fame as a VJ for Music Television India"s show Saturday Night Shuffle.
She also worked on a travel show called Maharajah Route, which was shot throughout Rajasthan, while continuing her modelling assignments.
She has graced the covers of Elle and L"Officiel, and featured in FHM, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and Femina. Her first experience in Bollywood was in Sankat City in 2009, where she did an item number. She later appeared in Tees Maar Khan in a brief cameo and guest starred in the Yash Raj Films" serial Khotey Sikkey.
Recently, Mia was a contestant in the fourth season of the television reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.