Jiah Khan Profile
Name - Jiah Khan
Birth Name - Nafisa Khan
Birth Date - February 20, 1988
Birth Place - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age - 20
Occupation - Actor
Debut Film - Nishabd (2007) Starring: Amitabh Bachchan
Years active - 2007–present
Spouse(s) - None
Jiah Khan Biography
Jiah Khan (born February 20, 1988) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood movies.
Born in New York and raised in Chelsea, London, Khan is the daughter of Ali Rizvi Khan, a Muslim Indian American, and Rabiya Amin, a Hindi film actress in the 1980s from Agra who is most remembered in Tahir Hussain's Dulha Bikta Hai. Khan has been rumored to be the daughter of Tahir Hussain and therefore related to Aamir Khan, but she dismissed the story as untrue. Khan has two younger sisters. Though born Nafisa, she changed her name to Jiah after Angelina Jolie's movie GIA, citing that it was sexier.
Khan's childhood is characterized by an absent father figure and frequent encounters with poverty. By the time she was 3 months old, Khan's father left his family for another woman. Eventually, her mother moved the four of them to London, where Amin worked as a party hostess and remarried. The second marriage ended in 1995 and left Khan, her mother, and her sisters penniless, homeless, and with little to no support. Despite her rise to stardom, Khan continues to have an estranged relationship with her father. Her mother is now a writer for television in the UK and BBC.
Khan is trained in opera and plays the piano. She can dance salsa, lambada, samba and Kathak.
Khan completed her A levels in film studies and literature in London. She also studied at the Lee Strasberg Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, though quitted upon receiving a movie offer from Mumbai.
A sixteen years old Khan was to debut in Mukesh Bhatt's Tumsa Nahin Dekha (2004), but backed out when she felt the role was too mature for her and was replaced by Dia Mirza. Two years later in 2006, she debuted in the controversial Nishabd, where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. The film was released on March 2, 2007 to mixed reviews, though Khan was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal.
She will appear in A.R. Murugadoss's Ghajini Hindi remake along with Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal and Sajid Khan's Housefull, which also stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Ritesh Deshmukh.