Jiah Khan Age, Affairs, Death Cause, Biography & More
Bio Real NameNafisa Khan IBTimes NicknameNot Known ProfessionActress 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)
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.
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