Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who was found dead at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, killed herself, a police post-mortem has found. Her mother found Khan’s body hanging in her apartment, police told the BBC. Police say no suicide note has been found and they are seeking information from her neighbours.
The actress, 25, made her debut in 2007 with Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, based on the novel Lolita. She also acted with Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. “Nafisa Khan, who is known as Jiah Khan, was found hanging by her mother at around 22:45 India time [17:15GMT] ) at her residence on the first floor of Sagar Sangeet [apartment],” deputy commissioner of police Chhering Dorje said.
Born Nafisa Khan in New York, the actress grew up in London before moving to Mumbai for a career in Bollywood. She acted in Nishabd, starring Bachchan, and the psychological thriller, Ghajini, which had Aamir Khan in the lead role. Her last film role was in the 2010 comedy Housefull, in which she played a supporting role.