Shocking news has come out of the Bollywood film industry, with it being revealed that the actress Jiah Khan has been found dead. She was just 25 years-old.

"Nafisa Khan, who is known as Jiah Khan, was found hanging by her mother at around 22:45 India time [17:15GMT] ) at her residence on the first floor of Sagar Sangeet [apartment]," deputy commissioner of police Chhering Dorje said in a statement, reported by the BBC. He added: "Her body has been taken to the hospital where a post-mortem will be conducted to find the cause of her death.” Khan made her debut in Bollywood in 2007 and has gone on to become a key star in the Indian film industry. She was born in New York and grew up in London before moving to Mumbai to embark on a successful career in Bollywood.

Tributes have been pouring in for the star, with filmmaker Ram Gopal writing "Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in Nishabd," on Twitter. Farah Khan also commented "Can't register that Jiah is no more... Worked with her in Housefull and she was so beautiful and such a good soul. Too young to go Jiah,” while fellow actress Dia Mirza wrote "RIP Nafisa (Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful…"