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Jiah Khan was a British-American actress and singer who appeared in the Hindi films. She appeared in three Hindi films from 2007 to 2010 with three of the most successful actors of India cinema. Born in New York City and raised in London, she was the niece of Pakistani actresses Sangeeta and Kaveeta. Khan always aspired to pursue a career in acting and moved to Mumbai for a film career. She made her film debut in the 2007 Ram Gopal Verma film Nishabd for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She was later noted for portraying supporting role of a modern, independent woman in Ghajini, which was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2008. Her performance in the film earned her significant acclaim. After a two years absence from films, she received praise for her comic role in the romantic comedy Housefull, which was the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010.