Remembering Jiah Khan: The young actress who ended her life too soon

Feb 20, 2018, 10:15 IST
  •  Remembering Jiah Khan: The young actress who ended her life too soon

    Born as Nafisa Khan in London, Jiah was the daughter of Ali Rizvi Khan, an Indian-American and yesteryear Bollywood actress Rabiya Amin, most remembered for Tahir Hussain's 'Dulha Bikta Hai'. (All Pics/ Yogen Shah, Santa Banta, Youtube)

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    After completing her A-levels in film studies and literature in London, Jiah studied at the Lee Strasberg Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York but quit midway upon receiving a movie offer from Mumbai

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    At 16, Jiah was offered the lead role in Mahesh Bhatt's 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha' (2004), but felt the role was too mature for her and backed out

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    Jiah eventually made her Bollywood debut with the controversial 2007 film 'Nishabd' starring Amitabh Bachchan, and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film caused furor for depicting an illicit affair between an older man and a teenage girl, which drew comparisons to the controversial 1962 Hollywood classic 'Lolita'. Nevertheless, Khan was noted for her confidence, attitude and sex appeal and got a 'Best Debutant' nomination for her performance

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    Jiah was replaced by Genelia D'Souza in Ken Ghosh's 'Chance Pe Dance' (2010) starring Shahid Kapoor despite shooting for a significant portion for the film

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    Jiah appeared alongside Aamir Khan in the 2008 box office hit 'Ghajini'. The film was a remake of A Murugadoss' 2005 film of the same name which starred 'Raktha Charitra' star Surya

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    Jiah's last film appearance was as a supporting actress in the 2010 hit comedy 'Housefull'. The movie directed by Sajid Khan comprised a huge star cast, which included Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Riteish Deshmukh and Lara Dutt

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    On June 3, 2013, Jiah Khan was found dead in her flat in Juhu, Mumbai, after apparently hanging herself. However, later her mother said that she was murdered by her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi. The case is under probe by CBI

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On Jiah Khan's 30th birth anniversary, we remember the life and career of the Bollywood actress who died young (All pics/Yogen Shah, Santa Banta, Youtube)

 

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