It has been one year since the Bollywood's young actress, Jiah Khan had an unfortunate death. The actress apparently committed suicide in her Juhu flat. Jiah Khan was found dead and hanging on June 3rd, 2013.
The New York-born Jiah had worked in a few films which includes the super hit, Ghajini. The sudden death has evoked a lot of attention and still after one year, the suicide continues to remain a mystery. Jiah's mother has vowed to keep the "battle going on".
There have been many attributed reasons behind Jiah Khan's suicide one year back. Jiah's alleged suicide was initially attributed to a lack of assignments, but it was alleged that she was going through a troubled phase in her relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj.
The suicide of Jiah Khan highlights the pressure, frustration and despair that comes in the world of glitz and glamour. Some Bollywood celebrities have succumbed to hopelessness and have committed suicide.
From Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood to Silk Smitha in Bollywood, some of the celebrities committed suicide and ended their lives. It is not just the actresses in Bollywood who have committed suicide. For example, filmmaker and actor Guru Dutt is also said to have committed suicide. His lethal combination of sleeping pills and excessive liquor consumption is debated as an approach to suicide. Guru Dutt was not in good terms with wife Geeta Dutt while Waheeda Rehman whom he was reportedly in love with had also distanced herself from him. Filmmaker Abrar Alvi who was conversing with Dutt on that night claims that he felt Guru Dutt was too dejected.
On the first death anniversary of the cute Jiah Khan, here is a list of celebrities who committed suicide. The list also includes some leading models who ended their lives.
Celebrities Who Committed Suicide:
The Mauritian model turned actress too committed suicide. Viveka shot to fame with the Kamasutra ad and was later seen in Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat movie. Viveka was found hanging in her apartment on 25 June, 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai. The reports concluded that former Miss Mauritius World 1993 and Miss Mauritius Universe 1994 committed suicide due to depression. The last entry in her diary, which was found next to her body, said, "you killed me, Gautam Vohra," and unconfirmed reports stated that she became depressed after separating from her boyfriend, Gautam Vohra.
The Southern siren Silk Smitha is another actress who committed suicide on September 23rd, 1996. She ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her bedroom. Financial problems, a disillusionment in love and an alcohol dependency led to depression. In a suicide note that she had written in Telugu, she claimed that continual failure in life had led to frustration and made her take this drastic step.
It was one of the most shocking celebrity deaths seen in Bollywood! The cute actress fell from the window of her fifth floor apartment around midnight on 5th April, 1993. However, her death still remains a mystery as no one knows whether she committed suicide or it was an accident.
Yesteryear actor filmmaker Guru Dutt also allegedly committed suicide on 10th October, 1964 by consuming an overdose of sleeping pills and excessive alcohol. Guru Dutt was not in good terms with wife Geeta Dutt while Waheeda Rehman whom he was reportedly in love with had also distanced herself from him. These problems in personal life apparently led to his suicide at the age of 39.
The South Indian actor who was best known for his role in the 1999 Tamil film Kadhalar Dhinam (Dil Hi Dil Mein in Hindi) was found hanging from the ceiling fan by upcoming actor Lavina Bhatia. Lavina told the police that she went to the washroom for 10 minutes and when she returned, she saw him hanging. It is said that the actor's proximity to a co-star had not gone down well with his family which led to his alleged suicide.