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Jiah Khan's short-lived Bollywood journey

Last updated on: June 4, 2013 12:43 IST

Jiah Khan's short-lived Bollywood journey

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Many believed that the gorgeous Jiah Khan, who made quite an unconventional debut with Nishabd in 2007, was in Bollywood for the long haul. 

The starlet stood out among her contemporaries with her perfectly dusky complexion, luscious hair and perfect pout.

But it wasn't meant to be. All of 25, Jiah Khan ended her life on the night of June 3 in her Juhu flat.

Here's a look at the late actress's short-lived journey in films.

Jiah Khan entered Bollywood when she was just 16 with the film Tumsa Nahin Dekha, directed by Anurag Basu who discovered her while she was holidaying in India. 

She took it up but opted out of the film later when she realised that she was probably too young for the role.

On her next trip to India, she was signed by Ram Gopal Varma for Nishabd.

All of 19, she played Amitabh Bachchan's love interest in the film. Nishabd was loosely based on the famous novel Lolita written by Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov.

She even wrote, composed, sang and choreographed a song in the film called Take Lite.

Read the Nishabd review here


Image: Jiah Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd


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Ghajini (2008)

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In Aamir Khan's Ghajini, Jiah played a medical student Sunita.

Sunitawants to investigate the curious case of Sanjay Singhania (played by Aamir Khan), who suffers from a certain kind of amnesia.

Read the Ghajini review here.


Image: Jiah Khan and Aamir Khan in Ghajini


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Housefull 2010

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In Sajid Khan's 2010 multistarrer Housefull, Jiah played Devika, a conservative UK-bred girl who briefly marries Akshay Kumar's character.

Read the Housefull review here


Image: Jiah Khan in Housefull


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