Mumtaj is a Kollywood actress who rose to fame with films like ‘Monisha En Monalisa’, '
Kushi', ‘Budget Padmanaman’ and became an established star in the south. She predominantly acts in Tamil cinema. Although she tried her luck even in a Hindi film which was a disaster. This actress was born in Mumbai on July 5, 1980, and her original name was Nagma Khan and she later changed her screen name as Mumtaj. Thus, she is known to all as Mumtaj in many films. In 1999, she made her debut in a film of T. Rajendar and got an instant recognition. Her first film "Monisha En Monalisa" paved her way to stardom and there was no looking back for this actress. She was active in the industry till 2006-07 when she even got more than three or four assignments per year. Later, her assignments became less and lesser and she took a break from industry in 2010-2012. Although this actress cited the reason for her break was due to her physical illness, she made again a quick comeback after two years but never met with a huge response. Currently, she is doing either guest appearances and even supporting roles in films.
Mumtaj was a busy star in M-town with actors like Prashanth, Sathyaraj, Khushboo, Abbas, Vijay, Jyothika, Ramba, Ankitha and others. Mumtaj was a runner-up heroine for top slots with Jyothika, Khushboo, Rambha and Ankitha. Although she remained far behind these actresses but attained her own position and acted with top banners like Priyadarshan, Sundar, A. M. Rathnam etc. In 2013 and 2014, she was busy with Telugu and Malayalam movies. She was an actress who despite being from Mumbai tried to shine in an acting career in Bollywood but shifted down south and continued films in a language such as Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam too.
But Now, Mumtaj is trying her luck by entering the second edition of Star Vijay’s reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil. Sadly, she was nominated to evict in the first week.