Mumbai: Calling her "full of life" and "high-spirited", Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and shock over the death of young actress Jiah Khan.

Jiah, 25, whose real name is Nafisa Khan, was found hanging at her residence at around 11 pm last night. The actress made her acting debut with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Nishabd' opposite Amitabh Bachchan in March 2007.

"What!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!," tweeted a shocked Bachchan.

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Filmmaker Varma called Jiah a girl with "spunk and spirit". "Never ever seen a debutante actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in 'Nishabd'. The whole unit of 'Nishabd' was literally in love with Jiah. "No matter what her problem was I just wished she would have applied her on-screen philosophy of 'Nishabd' to her own life. Shocked and choked to hear about Jiah," Varma tweeted.

The British-Indian actress was later seen opposite Aamir Khan in "Ghajini" and Akshay Kumar in "Housefull". She had been missing from the big screen for a while now.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who worked with Jia in "Housefull", said, "Nothing worse than waking up to a bad news- shocked n dumb struck- RIP Jiah. She was full of life and had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend n will miss her. Am deeply saddened."

"Jiah Khan was full of life when I worked with her long time back. So sad that something drove her to take this extreme step. RIP," tweeted Anupam Kher who had also worked with the actress.

Actor Shahid Kapoor, said, "Shocked and saddened to hear about Jiah Khan... Very disturbing. RIP... May her soul rest in peace."

"Life has to be experienced and lived!It's a limitless ocean, have to swim through it,and not let it drown you! RIP Jiah Khan! God bless her soul," Bipasha Basu tweeted.

"Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy... Very very shocking and disturbing news," added Sonam Kapoor.

Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan tweeted, "Can't register that Jiah is no more... Worked with her in 'Housefull' and she was so beautiful n such a good soul. Too young to go Jiah."

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said, "What she must've gone through to take such a step we'll never know. May her soul rest in peace."

"Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life. RIP," said Arshad Warsi.

Actress Dia Mirza posted on her Twitter page, "RIP Nafisa (Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful. This is no way to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. They do. Never give up!."

"Shocked and saddened by the news. Gone away too soon. RIP Jiah Khan," added Neha Dhupia.

Movies of Jia Khan

The 25-year old actress made her acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma's controversial film 'Nishabd' where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Upon its release in March 2007, the film received mixed reviews but Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude and sex appeal. She also got a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination.

Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude and sex appeal in Nishabd

She then appeared alongside Aamir Khan in AR Murugadoss's 'Ghajini', the Hindi remake of the director's own Tamil film of the same name

Later she appeared as a supporting actress in Sajid Khan's multi starrer comedy film 'Housefull' in 2010 which was her last film

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