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Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2 Contestant Mumtaz Biography

From Glamorous Roles to Reality TV Stardom

Mumtaz: The Journey of an Iconic Tamil Actress


Mumtaz another name Nagma Khan, the Indian actress known for her captivating performances in Tamil cinema, has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her journey from a young fan with posters of Sridevi to becoming a sought-after actress and reality TV star is nothing short of inspiring. Let’s delve into the life and career of this talented artist.

Early Life and Education

Mumtaz, born in Mumbai, completed her schooling at Mount Mary’s Convent School. As a teenager, her room adorned with posters of Sridevi hinted at her love for cinema. Her fascination with the world of films was evident, even as she peered out of her school bus to catch a glimpse of Filmistan Studios.

Entry into Films

Mumtaz’s entry into the film industry was serendipitous. Spotted by film producer Sudhakar Bokade at a dance program in her school, she was offered a role in a film. However, delays in the project led to Mumtaz exploring other opportunities. Finally, in 1997, she made her debut in Tamil cinema with T. Rajender’s “Monisha En Monalisa” (1999). Despite the film’s delayed release and mixed reviews, Mumtaz’s talent was recognized.

Rise to Fame

Following her debut, Mumtaz rose to fame with glamorous roles in films like “Kushi” (2000), “Looty” (2001), and “Chocolate” (2001). Her portrayal of the character Anitha in “Kushi” alongside Vijay and Jyothika garnered praise, especially for the song “Kattipudi Kattipudida.” Mumtaz’s on-screen presence and dance moves in popular songs made her a sought-after actress in the early 2000s.

Diverse Roles and Productions

Despite her success in glamorous roles, Mumtaz expressed a desire to take on more performance-oriented characters. In 2003, she ventured into production with “Thathi Thavadhu Manasu,” a film based on real-life incidents. The film, though not a commercial success, showcased Mumtaz’s versatility as an artist.

Comeback Attempts

In the mid-2000s, Mumtaz attempted a comeback with films like “Jerry” (2006) and T. Rajender’s “Veerasamy.” However, several projects she signed up for faced delays and eventual cancellation, including “Very Good,” “Nenjankootill Neeye Nikkirai,” “Thik Thik Thik,” and “Vedakozhi.” Despite these setbacks, Mumtaz continued to showcase her talent in films like “Rajadhi Raja” (2009), “Atharintiki Daaredi” (2013), and “Aagadu” (2014).

Reality TV Stardom

In 2009, Mumtaz ventured into the world of reality TV as a judge on “Boys Vs. Girls” on Star Vijay. She later appeared as a judge on season 6 of “Maanada Mayilada” on Kalaignar TV. However, it was her participation in “Bigg Boss Tamil 2” in 2018 that marked her final appearance in the industry before announcing her retirement.

Retirement and Legacy

After spending 19 years in the film industry, Mumtaz announced her retirement in 2018, following her stint on “Bigg Boss Tamil 2.” Despite the allure of the silver screen, she expressed no interest in making a comeback. Mumtaz’s legacy is one of versatility, from glamorous roles to reality TV stardom, leaving an indelible mark on Tamil cinema.

Mumtaz’s Filmography


  • 1999: Monisha En Monalisa as Monisha (Tamil)
  • 2000: Kushi as Anitha (Tamil)
  • 2001: Looty as Gayathri (Tamil)
  • 2001: Chocolate as Nirmala / Bhama (Tamil)
  • 2003: Thathi Thavadhu Manasu as Aarthi (Tamil, also producer)
  • 2006: Jerry as Janani (Tamil)
  • 2009: Rajadhi Raja as Shylai Saroja (Tamil)
  • 2013: Atharintiki Daaredi as Mumtaj (Telugu, special appearance)
  • 2014: Aagadu as Sukanya / Belly Lilly (Telugu)
  • 2015: Tommy  (Telugu)

Television Shows

  • 2009: Boys Vs. Girls as Judge (Star Vijay)
  • 2011: Maanada Mayilada as Judge (Kalaignar TV, Season 06)
  • 2018: Bigg Boss Tamil 2 as Contestant (Star Vijay, Evicted on Day 91)

Name: Nagma Khan

Other Name: Mumtaj, Monisha

Evicted: Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2 – Evicted on Day 91

Season Host: Kamal Haasan

Network: Star Vijay

Number of Days: 105

Number of Contestants: 17

Premier Date: 17 June 2018

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): July 5, 1980

Birth Place: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Settled Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Profession/Occupation: Actress and Dancer

Education: Graduate



Spouse: Sollalaye






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