Deputy commissioner of police, Chhering Dorje, said the 25-year old actress had been found by her mother on Monday (June 3) night.
"Nafisa Khan, who is known as Jiah Khan, was found hanging by her mother at around 10.45 pm (local time) at her resident on the first floor of Sagar Sangeet (apartment). Her body has been brought here and post-mortem will be conducted," said Dorje.
Media reports said, Jiah was raised in England and had recently returned to Mumbai where she was looking for work.
In 2007, Jiah made her acting debut with mega star Amitabh Bachchan in the film ''Nishabd'.
She has also appeared in Aamir Khan starter 'Ghajini'. Her latest movie was 'Housefull' in 2010.