Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead in Mumbai home
June 5 , 2013
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in the Indian entertainment capital of Mumbai.
A police post-mortem carried out on Tuesday revealed that the actress had committed suicide.
Her mother found her 25-year-old daughter hanging in her apartment on Monday night.
According to the police, no suicide note was found.
Born Nafisa Khan in New York, the actress spent her youth in London before moving to Mumbai to embark on a career in the Indian film industry.
Khan made her debut in 2007 alongside Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, a film based on the novel Lolita.
She later went on to act in the thriller Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan and in the 2010 comedy Housefull.
Many within the film industry took to Twitter to express their shock at her death.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan? What has happened? Is this correct? Unbelievable!!!"
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote on the social network: "Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in Nishabd.”
He added that Khan had not worked in three years and was "depressed for her career and scared for her future".