Jiah Khan was a British-American actress and singer. She made her first Hindi film debut in Ran Gopal Verma‘s film Nishabad. Jiah along with Amitabh Bachan garnered a big controversy during its release. For her role in the movie, she was nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut.
At the age of 25, Jiah was found dead in her apartment. She left many secrets behind her after the death. So let’s know the actual cause of including her early life, personal life, and net worth.
Jiah Khan Early life and Personal life
Jiah Khan was born on 1988, February, 20 in New York, USA as Nafisa Rizvi Khan. She was born to Ali Rizvi Khan- an Indian American and Rabiya Amin- a Hindi film actress. She also has two young sisters Kavita and Karishma.
Jiah was raised in London and completed her Edexcel O level and A level there. She later moved to Mumbai to start her career in as an actress. She was impressed to be an actress when she watched Ram Gopal Verma’s film “Rangeela“.
Jiah Khan Career
Jiah made her first film debut in film “Nishabd” and Aftab Shivdasani in 2007. She was also featured as a modern and independent woman in the film “Ghajini” along with the actor Amir Khan.
Instagram: Jiah Khan in the film Nishabd
Jiah performance in the film was highly appreciated in the entertainment industry. The movie became the highest grossing Bollywood film in the following year. In 2010, she appeared in Sajid Khan’s comedy film “Housefull”. She portrayed the role Devika Awasthi along with Arjun Rampal and Akshay Kumar. The movie was enlisted as the 5th highest grossing film of the year in Bollywood. And unfortunately, “Housefull” was her last movie.
Instagram: Jiah Khan with Akshay Kumar in the film Housefull
Jiah Khan Death Cause
The rising actress Jiah Khan was in a relationship with Sooraj Pancholi before her death. She was found dead in her apartment (June 3, 2013) and did not leave any suicide note. After a week, her sister found a 6-page letter which was written by Jiah.
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However, the undated letter did not blame anyone but the letter clearly clarified that the reason for her death was her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi. He is the son of Bollywood duo Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. After the letter was verified, Mumbai police arrested Sooraj and charged him with abetting her suicide.
Later on, CBI included some other statements including Rabia, the complaint, and on 2018 March 21 and 22, the prosecution will examine Rabia.
Jiah Khan Net worth
One of the renowned personality, Jiah Khan worked as an actress in several movies. From her career, she had earned an astonishing amount of money. However, she did not revealed her net worth and properties till the date she was alive.