Mumaith Khan an Indian film actress known for her item numbers. She has acted in nearly 15 movies in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada Languages.
Mumaith’s family hailed from Pakistan but moved to India where they settled in the outskirts of Mumbai. Her father is an Indian (Tamil Nadu) and her mother is a Pakistani. She has four sisters and to support her family, she joined a small dance troop for Rupees 1500/- per month. Her sister Zobyn Khan also entered the film industry and has done some cameo appearances in Telugu films.
Mumaith got the opportunity to play an item song in the Hindi Movie Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and came into the lime light . After that, she became very busy in Bollywood as well as Tollywood and lately Kollywood. She gained more popularity with the item song in telugu film Pokiri (2006 film). In the Tamil film Pokkiri which was the remake of telugu film of the same name, also she danced in an item song. In Dr. Rajasekhar’s film Evadaithe Nakenti, she played a police officer’s role named F.Myssama. She has acted as heroine in the film ‘Bhookailas’ with Venu Madhav as the hero. She is known for her voluptous physique and her body piercings.
1. Sawaal (2008) (Cameo)
2. Mangatayaru Tiffin Centre (2008) (Announced)
3. Lakshmi Putrudu (2008) (Cameo)
4. Manchu Kurise Velalo (2008) (Cameo)
5. F.M – Fun and Masthi (2007) (Announced)
6. Maisamma IPS (2007)
7. Bhajantrilu (2007) (Cameo)
8. Veedu maamoolodu kaadu (2007) (Cameo)
9. Don (2007) (Cameo)
10. Sri Mahalakshmi (2007) (Cameo)
11. Bhookailas (2007)
12. Operation Duryodhana (2007)
13. Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007) (Cameo)
14. Yogi (2007) (Cameo)
15. Evadaithe Nakenti (2007)
16. Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw (2006)
17. Saamaanyudu (2006)
18. Pokiri (2006) (Cameo)
19. Chatrapati (2006) (Cameo)
20. 143 (2004) (Cameo)
21. Swamy (Cameo) (Debut Movie in Telugu)
1. Big Brother (2007) (Cameo)
2. Fight Club – Members Only (2006) [catfight](Cameo)
3. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)
4. Dil Jo Bhi Kahey… (2005)
5. Chocolate (2005)
6. Lucky: No Time for Love (2005)
7. Dhadkanein (2005)
8. Hulchul (2005)
9. Asambhav (2004)
10. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) (Cameo)
1. Marudhamalai 2007 (Cameo)
2. Udambu Eppadi Irukku 2007 (Cameo)
3. Madurai Veeran (2007) (Cameo)
4. Lee (2007) (Cameo)
5. Pokkiri (2007) (Cameo)
6. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006) (Cameo)
7. Thalai Nagaram (2006) (Cameo)
1. Orata (2007)(Cameo)
Exclusive Interview With Mumaith Khan
Mumaith Khan has always followed her heart and dreamt big. The background dancer turned item girl turned heroine has been ten years in the industry and has done umpteen films. If she had worn short skirts or a low neck blouse it was for survival and she says that she carried it off with confidence and with elan. There was never a hint of vulgarity.
Mumait tells that she has had enough of Maisamma IPS type of roles and now wants to do what her heart says – play the simple and normal south Indian heroine. Onlookers and the media were shocked to see her clad in a pink saree, hair loosely tied behind, glycerine in her eyes talking demurely to the camera. She is playing an ordinary ‘Bharatiya nari’ who suddenly turns a feminist. A poster outside the guest house in which she is shooting has her face veiled in a Taliban style holding a sheaf of papers and protesting vociferously.
“I love doing item numbers, I can never give it up but I will put down my foot on any role that requires me to reveal just for the heck of it. I want to be flexible and not so rigid in missing out on what the industry has in mind for me – without losing myself,” remarks the actress.
She adds that people have accepted her all these years as a glamorous item girl and she just hopes they accept her this way too. “Mujhe ye nahin karna, mujhe who nahin karna..I will never say that. But I will definitely be sensible,” she explains. She is currently shooting for a bilingual being directed Ethiraj Sampath Kumar, cinematographer and a grad from FTI. She had lost 17 and a half kilos for the role and Mumait is glowing. She admits being uncomfortable in a saree and says she’s learning to carry it off well.
So has her sister Zubain taken her place, she played a moll in a recently released film? Mumait replies, “Everyone has their place in the sun. She is my elder sister and she knows what she wants. I want my sister to do well in her career.”
Mumaith Khan has shared a love-hate relationship with the media, and most often kept herself away from interviews. She even burst out in a scene in Neninthe as an actress who attempts suicide, blames the media, the websites for her distress and depression. The websites, blogs particularly have unleashed their imagination and creativity on her, not once caring to cross-check the information.
“They don’t even know me well to write so much about me. If that is their job let them do it but not stoop to such level that a person starts hating themselves. I too come from a good family. Today I’m strong I’m standing good but what if I am weak. People have assumed a lot about me. Because I wear bold clothes, they think I’m bohemian, they criticized me. Stay with me, be my friend, see the way I treat you. I am a simple normal person. Abhi tak maine aisa role nahin kiya hai. I never thought I would get a chance like this, and now I have got it I am working hard on it. I wasn’t serious about my roles before, I was working for a livelihood but now I’m doing it seriously. I’m strong on B and C classes, now I’m aiming for the multiplex audiences,” she signs off.