Jiah Khan Age, Affairs, Death Cause, Biography & More

Jiah Khan profile

Real NameNafisa Khan [1]IBTimes
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 3”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 February 1988
Date of Death3 June 2013
Age (as on 3 June 2013)25 Years
Place of BirthNew York City, USA
Place of DeathMumbai, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
NationalityAmerican, British
HometownLondon, England
SchoolNot Known
CollegeLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, USA
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm (as a child actor): Dil Se (2007, as young Manisha Koirala)
Film (as female lead): Nishabd (2007)
FamilyFather- Ali Rizvi Khan (Indian-American)
Mother- Rabiya Amin (Indian Actress)
Sister- Kavita, Karishma (Both Younger)
Jiah Khan with her mothers and sisters
Brother- N/A
Controversy• Jia Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Nishabd garnered a big controversy during its release. The theme of the movie was centred around an aged man falling in love with a 16-year old girl. People thought that the actors were setting a bad example for viewers.
• Jiah Khan committed suicide on 3rd June 2013 by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her bedroom at her Juhu residence. 4 days after her demise, her sister located a suicide note at their home. In the note, Jiah had mentioned about having aborted a baby whose alleged father was Sooraj Pancholi, son of Veteran actor Aditya Pancholi. The letter also revolved around the physical and mental torture that Jiah had been facing after being in a relationship with Sooraj.
As a result, Sooraj was arrested on June 10 on charges of abetment of suicide. However, the Mumbai High court granted him bail the following month saying that he cannot be held solely responsible for it.
On the other hand, a medical report from a private laboratory suggests that Jiah was murdered and the case was allegedly a "staged suicide." The report states that she was first strangled with a belt and was hanged later.
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favourite DirectorMani Ratnam
Boys, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSooraj Pancholi (Actor)
Jiah Khan boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- N/A

Jiah Khan posing at an award showSome Lesser Known Facts About Jiah Khan

  • Did Jiah Khan smoke: Not Known
  • Did Jiah Khan drink alcohol: Yes
  • Jiah’s father, Ali Rizvi Khan, deserted the family when she was around 2 years old. In an interview, Jiah said, “A man who left his daughter when she was two, should be hanged in public.”
  • Jiah’s mother, Rabia Amin, was also an Indian actress. Rabia is best known for her role in the movie Dulha Bikta Hai (1982).
  • Jiah Khan changed her name from Nafisa Khan before making her debut in ‘Nishabd’ (2007) and changed it back to Nafisa Khan in 2012.
  • Interestingly, Jiah Khan was Mukesh Bhatt’s first choice for the lead role in his movie Tumsa Nahin Dekha (2004). However, Jiah backed out as she was only 16 years old at that time and thought that she won’t be able to justify the role. Thus she was later replaced by actress Dia Mirza.
  • She was also the original choice for the 2010 Ken Ghosh movie Chance Pe Dance but was again replaced by Genelia D’souza.
  • Jiah was a trained opera singer and had recorded six pop tracks until she turned 16.
  • Aside from being an actor and singer, Jiah was also an expert in reggae, belly dancing, lambada, salsa, kathak, jazz and samba.
  • Jiah Khan is best remembered for her role in the movies- Nishabd and Ghajini.