It’s been seven years since Jiah Khan’s demise. She was just 25 when she passed away in 2013. Born in New York and raised in London, she always aspired to pursue a career in acting and moved to Mumbai to fulfill her dreams. She was a very promising actress and had great potential to be one of the top actresses. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be. She left too soon. Here’s a look at the three films she was a part of.
In 2007, at the age of 18, Khan made her debut in Ram Gopal Verma's controversial romantic thriller Nishabd. She was paired opposite Amitabh Bachchan and the film created a lot of buzz mainly for the unusual pairing and some bold scenes. The film failed to work at the box office but Jiah Khan’s performance was appreciated. She was also nominated for a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film. However, she lost to Deepika Padukone for Om Shanti Om.
Jiah’s next film was the Aamir Khan and Asin starrer, Ghajini. She played a medical student in the film who investigates the history of Sanjay Singhania, played by by Aamir. She made her presence felt despite it being an Aamir Khan film. Many critics praised her performance. The film went on to be one of the biggest Bollywood hits.
In 2010, Jiah was seen in Housefull, which ended up being her last film. She played a supporting role as Devika K. Samtani, the ex-wife of Akshay Kumar's character. The film, which also starred Arjun Rampal, Riteish Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta, was slammed by the critics but went on to be a hit.
Khan had signed a few movies including Udhas Singh's Aap Ka Saaya, in which she was supposed to play Ranbir Kapoor's wife. Unfortunately, this film couldn't be completed.
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