|REAL NAME||JIAH KHAN(NAFISA)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20) (age 20)|
|FATHER/MOTHER||Ali Rizvi Khan/Rabiya Amin|
|YEARS IN FIELD||2007-PRESENT|
|EDUCATION||A LEVEL IN FILM STUDIES LONDON|
|HOBBIES||Playing Music (Piano), Dancing (salsa, lambada, samba and Kathak)|
Personal lifeBorn in New York and raised in Chelsea, London, Gia Khan is the daughter of Ali Rizvi Khan, a Muslim Indian American, and Rabiya Amin, a Hindi film actress in the 1980s from Agra and most remembered in Tahir Hussain's Dulha Bikta Hai. Gia Khan has been rumored to be the daughter of Tahir Hussain and therefore related to Aamir Khan, but she dismissed the story as untrue. Khan has two younger sisters. Though born Nafisa, she changed her name to Jiah after Angelina Jolie's movie GIA.
Her mother moved the family to London, where Amin worked as a party hostess and remarried. The second marriage ended in 1995 and left Khan, her mother, and her sisters penniless, homeless, and with little to no support. Despite her rise to stardom, Khan continues to have an estranged relationship with her father. Her mother is now a writer for television in the UK and BBC.
Khan is trained in opera and plays the piano. She can dance salsa, lambada, samba and Kathak.
EducationKhan completed her A levels in film studies and literature in London. She also studied at the Lee Strasberg Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, though she quit upon receiving a movie offer from Mumbai.
CareerA sixteen years old Khan was to debut in Mukesh Bhatt's Tumsa Nahin Dekha (2004), but backed out when she felt the role was too mature for her and immediately replaced by Dia Mirza. Two years later in 2006, she debuted in the controversial Nishabd, where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. The film was released on March 2, 2007 to mixed reviews, though Khan was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal.
She will appear in A.R. Murugadoss's Ghajini Hindi remake along with Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal and Sajid Khan's Housefull, which also stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Ritesh Deshmukh.