06/03/2013 06:26 pm ET Updated Jun 16, 2013

Jiah Khan Dead: Bollywood Actress Dies In Reported Suicide

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her Juhu apartment on Monday night in an apparent suicide, according to the Times of India. TV reports indicate that the 25-year-old star hanged herself, though a suicide note has not yet been found.

Originally known as Nafisa Khan, the American-born actress was raised in London before her bold entry into film, starring opposite the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in the controversial movie "Nishabd," loosely based on Nabokov's "Lolita." She was also praised for her starring roles in "Ghajini," alongside Aamir Khan and "Housefull," with Akshay Kumar.

Though she described herself in her Twitter bio as an "actor...poet...singer..musician..and dreamer... life through my rose coloured glasses," sources close to her suggest that "she had been depressed for some time due to personal issues, but was keen on returning to acting soon."



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