Name Jiah Khan
Birth Name Nafisa
Birthdate February 20, 1984
Birth place New York, USA
Acting Education Lee Strasberg, New York
Academic Education Lee Strasberg’s Institute, New York
Trained in Opera
Hobbies Playing Music (Piano), Dancing (salsa, lambada, samba and Kathak)
Father Ali Rizvi Khan
Mother Rabiya (Actress)
Years active 2007-present
Claim to Fame Jia in Nishabd
Debut Film Nishabd
Jiah Khan Biography
Jiah Khan’s long tresses and sultry goddess image made her a natural choice for the Lolita-ish character in Nishabd.
Basics on Jiah
Jiah Khan was born on 20th February 1988 in New York, United States of America and grew up in Chelsea, London. Her father is Ali Rizvi Khan. There were rumours that she was Tahir Hussain’s daughter and related to Aamir Khan. Her mother is Rabiya Amin, who is from Agra and had worked as an actress in the eighties and has acted in Tahir Hussain’s Dulha Bikta Hai.
She was known as Nafisa Ali. After watching Angelina Jolie’s Gia, she decided to change her name to Jiah Khan.
Jiah did her A levels in Film Studies and Literature in London. She joined the Lee Strasberg Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York but discontinued on receiving a movie offer. Besides acting, she’s a dancer and has trained in Salsa, Samba, Kathak and Lambada. She plays the piano and is trained in opera too.
Jiah is rumoured to be dating Aditya Bhuvania.
Jiah Khan’s Movies
Jiah Khan’s debut was in a risqué role in Ram Gopal Verma’s Nishabd (2007) with none other than Amitabh Bacchan about a eighteen year old girl falling in love with her friend’s father. Though the movie received mixed reviews, her performance was considered more than satisfactory.
Her next role was as Sunita, a medical student, in Ghajini with Aamir Khan and Asin that became a huge hit and also the highest grosser the film industry has seen so far.
In 2009, she will be seen in Housefull with Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Ritiesh Deshmukh and as a dance instructor in Ken Ghosh’s Yahoo with Shahid Kapoor.
I love : honesty, intregrity and to be admired
I hate : double standards and hyprocrisy
I am superstitious about : names and numbers
My strength : my family and my overwhelming confidence
My sex-appeal : my sense of humor
My biggest assests : my sense of humor and my ability to laugh at myself
My passion : to suceed in every aspect of life
What touches me most in life : simplicity and honesty in life
Jiah Khan Filmography
Ghajini (2008) – Sunita
Nishabd (2007) – Jiah