Biography and filmography of Jiah Khan.

Jiah Khan chilhood days, films,awards,biography.mother support.


Very rarely we come across some one who is perfectly educated for Hindi Film Industry. Those days are gone when new comer could enter in film industry after struggling for 8months to 16months.
Now days Film Industry hunts for people who are quite educated and talented in other needful subjects. But very rarely once in 3 years they come across such actor or actress who are educated in acting career and also and trained in other subject. Very recently one new face had entered film industry which fulfilled all the demands from all the sides of film industry. This is an actress Jiah Khan


Birth Name— Nafisa.
Name-- Jiah khan.
Born—20/2 /1988
Place of birth—New York City. ( U.S.A.)
School – New York (USA) later shifted to Chelsea, London.
Father Name— Ali Rizvi Khan.
Mothers Name – Rabiya Amin ( film Actor)

Details of Filmy Education

Musical instrument—Piano.
Dance Knowledge—Kathak, different western dance, Lambada, Reggae, jazz, Salsa, Belly dancing.
Sports—boxing, roller skating, ice scating, long tennis, gymnastic.
Singing Knowledge—took training in classical opera singing, Hindi classical singing.
College—finished (A level) in Film Studies and Literature in MPW in London.

Childhood and college of Jiah Khan

Jiah Khan was born in New York she spend her few years over there, not much of her activity was known till few years ago. Recently 4 yrs back her mother Rabiya Amin was interviewed in 2007 and then we came to know lot of things about Jiah Khan Childhood. Basically true name of Jiah khan was Nafisa. Her name was changed after they got influenced by Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie movie GIA.
After spending few years in America they shifted to Chelsea in London. There Jiah finished her school. In child hood Jiah khan was extremely active girl among 3 sisters. There was hardly anything which Jiah had left. It is said that in childhood continuously Jiah was occupied in whole day in something or other activity. If nothing was there, she use to get busy in making her school scrap book which was to be submitted after 4months.In childhood she was fond of everything. She always wanted to be occupied in some work. In very early age she had learned many things and her mind kept absorbing all the knowledge what she could. On other hand her mother looked after Jiah and she tried her best to give all the knowledge to her daughters. Her mother supported her by put her to various musical classes. As Rabiya Amin herself was a Bollywood actor she saw the sign of talent in her daughter when Jiah use to sing song when she use to sit idle. Rabiya saw the passion of singing in her daughter. Though she was not good singer but her mother knew if she helps her in getting good training then she would sharpen her talents in singing.
Later on, her mother also noticed that her daughter use to dance well. Right from the early age Rabiya started supporting her daughter by putting her into different dance and musical classes on international level. Her mother knew her daughter had a talent of acting and singing so she also didn't stayed behind. She put all her efforts to sharpen her daughter talent. She knew in future all efforts put were going to be fruitful for her daughter. As Rabiya Amin herself, has been actor in her past life, she took all the help of her past experience to make her daughter talented.
Very soon Jiah completed her school and joined the college. In meantime Rabiya was also taking classes for professional opera singing and had also learned playing piano on professional level. For 8 years continues Jiah learned different western dance. First she learned Kathak then she started learning, Rumba, Salsa, Lambada, jazz, Reggae, last 3 years she spent learning belly dance from Egyptian dancer and also taking dance training in Hiphop. Soon she had become a very professional dancer, never mind what type of dance you want. Due to continue dance training she managed to maintain her figure.
Rabiya helped Jiah to make proper decision of further studies. She helped her to complete her A level in literature and film studies in MPW in London. Further Rabiya helped her to do further studies in New York at Lee Strasberg Academy of Dramatic ART. At very early age Jiah had started getting offers of small advertisements for companies. She was also approached by VOGUE magazine ad but she had refused, as she was very young for such advertisement. Later to pursue her career in films, she was studying Shakespeare and Method acting in Lee Strasberg Academy, that's when she got her 1st Movie offer. After getting the first offer she quit from her academy. This was where, Jiah khan had broke the ice.

Filmograhy of Jiah Khan.

It was Mahesh Bhatt efforts who helped Jiah to sigh first movie. Basically Mahesh Bhatt had met Rabiya and Jiah in London during some film shooting. At the first glace of Mahesh Bhatt on Jiah made him register Jiah in his mind. He liked the face model of Jiah , which is very photogenic face. He had also mentioned to Rabiya that he will be calling her soon. Later on as time passed requirement of Jiah was seen in 2004, so he instantly called Rabiya. But unfortunately wise decision was taken by Jiah and she felt that she was yet too young to do this role. Later Dia Mirza signed “Tumsa Nahi Dekha". But very soon in 2006 she was approached Ram Gopal Verma to start her film carrier.

Nishabd— 2006
Ghajini— 2008.
In “Nishabd" she contributed her talent by singing, composing and doing choreography of her song “Take Light".
Jia Khan was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in 2007.
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Though Jiah Khan has got few movies in her hand, but recently it is said that Jiah Khan has signed 2 movies in Hollywood for 2011 &2012. My main reason to write on Jiah Khan was her efforts to enter in film Industry. From the childhood she had the passion of doing everything what we see in movies. It's not a cup of tea for each and every person to learn 6types of different dance. On other hand it's not that easy for an ordinary person to compose and do choreography of the song. This all things need pure efforts and person should put efforts from his heart to learn everything. On other hand my main reason of writing this article on Jiah was to bring light on mother's responsibility which most of the mother avoid. Here is a very good example of a Mother who one handedly helped her daughter to reach film Industry. Jiah Khan reached film Industry not because of Rabiya Amin's good contacts, but because of the mother efforts to make her daughter learn everything what was needed by Bollywood. On other hand it was pure hard effort and Jiah passion to learn everything which helped her to enter Bollywood.


Guest Author: sb sidh01 Mar 2011

respected editors,
i finished editing.

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