Bollywood actress Jiah Khan who made her debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the film Nishabd allegedly committed suicide at her residence by hanging herself.
At the time of the incident she was apparently at home alone. The police are currently investigating the incident.
Jiah who was brought up in England had shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in films.
The actress was last seen in the hit Housefull and was also a part of Aamir Khan’s blockbuster Ghajini. The reason for her alleged suicide is not yet clear.
Jiah has won a Filmfare Best Debut nomination for her maiden film which was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Despite the film failing at the box office, Jiah was noted for her charm and confidence on screen.
Bollywood has been shaken by this sad news and took to social networking sites to express their grief.
May her soul rest in peace.