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
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
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
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 sudden suicide of Jiah Khan came as a shock as the
25-year-old actress always looked happy and smiled in front of
cameras as well. Jiah was found hanging in her Juhu flat on 3rd
June, 2013. It was stated that downfall in career and failed
relationship with Sooraj Pancholi forced her to commit
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
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
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.