The shocking death of Jiah Khan shocked everyone when reports of her suicide on June 3rd, 2013 spread like wild-fire. She was born of Ali Rizvi Khan and Rabiya Amin (Indian film actress), in a Muslim Family in New York City. She also has two sisters named Kavita and Karishma. Jiah Khan maturated in London and completed her Edexcel O and A level with impressive results. She then came to Mumbai, India, to secure a career in Bollywood. Jiah developed interest in Bollywood after watching ‘Rangeela’, a blockbuster movie directed by Ram Gopal Verma casting Urmila Matondkar, Amir Khan and Jackie Shroff.
Jaih Nafisa Khan was a skilled opera singer. By the time she was 17 years old she had already recorded six pop tracks. She attended Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, United States, which she quit on receiving an offer for movie.
She made her debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Verma’s Nishabd opposite Amitabh Bachchan and secured a prominent stance in Bollywood film industry with a few cosniderable projects. She was nominated for Best Female Debut for Filmfare awards. Nishabd was a romantic thriller which had provocative content but could not make it into list of successful movies. The movie earned mixed reviews from critics but Jiah performance obtained critical acclaim.
Later she bagged a role in one of the highest grossing movies Ghajini and played the character of Sunita, a medical aspirant studying Sanjay Singhania’s case. She was also seen in Houseful another successful movie directed by Sajid Khan. She also signed three films from south Indian movie industry but even before she could start the project she was found dead in her Juhu apartment.
Jiah khan Death
Jiah Khan committed suicide on Monday, 3rd June 2013. She hanged herself by a ceiling fan at her Sagar Sangeet apartment in Juhu at around 11:45 pm. He body was later taken to JJ Hospital in Byculla for autopsy and forensic evaluation in the hospital’s casualty morgue. Following the post mortem her body was brought to her Juhu residence at around 7 am in the morning on 5th June 2013, Wednesday. She was buried after the Dhuhr prayer at Juhu Muslim cemetery according to Islamic rituals on the same day. Aamir Khan, Siddhart Mallya, Riteish Deshmukh, Prem Chopra, Nagma and Sanjay Khan are some of the Bollywood celebrities who attended her funeral. There was a great distress and even greater was the wave of shock that engulfed B-town on the news of Jiah Khan’s suicide.
Jiah Nafisa Khan Suicide case Timeline
3rd June 03, Monday: Jiah Khan was found dead in her apartment at Juhu. She had hanged herself to celling fan at around 11:45 pm. Police suspected it as a suicide case but no note was found at the incident spot during inspection.
4th June 03, Tuesday: Police started probing suspects and other people for Jiah khan case. They especially probed son of an actor an aspirant actor himself in Bollywood movies but they did not reveal their identity then. However later during the same day after Jiah’s post-mortem was done at JJ Hospital. ACP Vishwas Nagre Patil said “Prima facie, last call was of an actor’s son. So, definitely we will question him”. This prime suspect was Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi, a famous actor in Hindi film Industry. Police also revealed identity of other people probed in the case.
5th June 03 Wednesday:
Rabbiya Khan, mother of Jiah Khan, is a yesteryears actress who informed police about Jiah Khan’s depression developed due to no acting projects. Police was also informed about Jiah’s audition for south Indian movies where she was rejected again. According to her mother, Jiah was about to quit acting and become interior designer due to constant failure in achieving her goal.
7th June 03, Friday:
The police also recovered a note supposedly written by the actress. In the letter she explained about her miserable relationship with Sooraj Pancholi (Adita Pancholi’s son), her boyfriend.
8th June 03, Saturday:
Aditya Pancholi made a statement saying “I want to request people to not try to make my son the villain. It’s circumstances that played villain in Jiah’s life. If that one moment when she took that drastic step had been averted, she’d still be alive,”. On this day a condolence meeting was held in Vile Parle. With many Bollywood celebrities attending the meeting including Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone,
9th June 03, Sunday
Rabbiya Khan on Sunday targeted Sooraj and Aditya Pancholi. She said in a statement that “Some sections of the media and some film industry people are speculating that my daughter Jiah committed suicide because of depression related to her career. However the truth is that it happened only because of the trauma and the abuse she suffered at the hands of Suraj Pancholi and his father Aditya Pancholi.”
10th June 03, Monday:
Sooraj Pancholi was arrested by Mumbai Police on discovering his connection with the case. It was revealed that Sooraj was in relationship with Jiah Khan and had several conversations with her, it is supposedly said that he was the last person to talk to Jiah before her suicide. Sooraj Pancholi was arrested under IPC Section 306.
2nd July 03, Tuesday:
After serving in Arthur Road jail for around 23 days, court learned that a young aspiring actor cannot be held solely responsible for the insensitive decision of his girlfriend and was granted bail on July 2nd, Tuesday against a surety of Rs 50,000.
Was Suraj Pancholi responsible for Jiah Khan’s death ?
Though held responsible for Jiah Khan’s suicide Sooraj Pancholi come clean on the relationship and speaks about the tribulations that the late actress went through earlier. According to Sooraj Jiah told him that she had a miserable life. Sooraj reveals that his girlfriend used to remain depressed. Jiah had told him how her ex-boyfriends used to abuse her. She also revealed that she was raped by an elderly man in London when she was only 14 years old. She has also been through circumstances where she would get merely one meal in a day. According to the aspiring actor, he fell in love with Jiah gradually. But suicide note found by Police which was supposedly written by the late actress accuses Sooraj of raping her and making her pregnant for which she had to undergo abortion which was supposedly done out of Sooraj’s information.
Jiah Khan’s suicide came as a shock to the industry. The conviction of the actress’ suicide case is still to come. The entire Bollywood was shaken with such a thoughtless decision of the actress.
Jiah Khan dead body pics
These pictures were released by the actress’ mother Rabbiya, who accused her daughter’s boyfriend of leading her to suicide. Though Suraj Pancholi was released from jail, as ‘not guilty’, 20 days; after he was arrested, Rabbiya still believes that there is foul play involved. She released pictures of Jiah Khan’s dead body and wrote on Twitter, “You can fool people but not God, look at her expression and injuries.”
In her petition, she has cited that her daughter bore injury marks. She also mentioned that apart from the ligature marks that are related to the hanging, there were injury marks on the face and body too. There is an injury mark on the right side of Jiah Khan’s lips and left arm. Her points were mirrored by forensic analysit Dr. R N Jerani, who said that the soft muslin cloth could not produce marks such as the ones found on her neck. He said that the possibility of strangulation cannot be ruled out.