Jiah completed her secondary education in London. She did Edexcel O and A Level and graduated from there with an exceptional honor. After that she became more interested in Bollywood and finally moved to Mumbai. She made her acting debut in 2007 starring the role of Jiah in the movie, Nishabd for which she was also honored with Filmfare Award. Her breakthrough role came in 2008 when she starred the role of Sunita in the movie, Ghajini.
On 3rd of June 2013, Jiah committed a suicide hanging her from a ceiling fan. Her body was in hummed at Juhu Muslim cemetery.