Nafisa Rizvi Khan was born February 20, 1988 into an Indian family in New York City. She was the daughter of Ali Rizvi Khan, an Indian American and Rabiya Amin, a Hindi film actress in the 1980s from Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Khan grew up in London where she completed her Edexcel O before moving to Mumbai to pursue her career in Bollywood. Khan studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, though she quit upon receiving a movie offer.
Khan would star in several Indian and Hindi films, landing her first role at 16 years old. Her most notable project is the film Ghajini, which would be the highest grossing film in Bollywood 2008. She always received great acting reviews from critics noting her confidence, attitude and sex appeal.
On June 3, 2013 Khan (25 years young) reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in a bedroom of her Juhu residence in Mumbai, when her mother Rabiya and sister Kavita were not at home. A few days later a six-page suicide note was found by her sister. The note is reported to indicate that she had planned to end her life. A transcript was released by Khan’s family which included mention of a recent abortion. In the months before her death, she had signed three South Indian films and one Hindi film Aap Ka Saaya.