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Death In Bollywood: Who was Jiah Khan? All you need to know about late actress

Viewers have been both gripped and saddened by the recent BBC docuseries, Death In Bollywood, which explores the tragic death of actress Jiah Khan.

MORE: Viewers confused by 'unanswered questions' in Death in Bollywood

The British-American star, who was aged 25 when she died in 2013, pursued her acting career by moving to India and enjoyed success before her death. Find out more about the late star below…

Jiah Khan's early life and career

Jiah, born Nafisa Rizvi Khan, was born in New York City and then raised and educated in London. After completing school, she moved to India to pursue an acting career. It seems that acting ran in her family – her mother Rabiya Amin was a Bollywood actress in the 1980s and two of her paternal aunts were also film stars.

After moving to Mumbai, Jiah landed her first role aged 18 in the movie Nishabd, earning her widespread priase for her performance. In the following years, the actress continued to land roles in commercially successful films including 2008's Ghajini and 2010's Housefull. Jiah had signed on to a number of movies before her death. 

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