Bongkoj Khongmalai

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Bongkoj Khongmalai
บงกช คงมาลัย
Khongmalai at the premiere of King Naresuan in Bangkok, 2007.
Born (1985-04-15) 15 April 1985 (age 38)
Other namesTak (ตั๊ก)
  • Actress
  • model
  • producer
Known for
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
(m. 2013)

Bongkoj Khongmalai (Thai: บงกช คงมาลัย; RTGSBongkot Khongmalai), nickname "Tak" (Thai: ตั๊ก; born 15 April 1985), is a Thai actress, model and producer.


Films she has appeared in include Tom-Yum-Goong. She portrayed a young Thai woman forced into prostitution in Australia who comes to the aid of the film's hero, Tony Jaa. Alternate spellings of her name include Bongkot (or Bongkote) Kongmalai and Bonkoch Konmalaï. Her first film role was in Tanit Jitnukul's historical epic about the battle of Bang Rajan. She studies at Ramkhamhaeng University.

Tak's major debut as a dramatic actress was in 2004's Ai-Fak, based on the S.E.A. Write Award-winning novel, Kham Phiphaksa (The Judgment), by Chart Korbjitti. She portrayed a mentally ill young woman who is married to a much older man. When her husband dies, her care is entrusted to the man's son, Fak, who is then ostracized by his fellow villagers because they believe he is having sexual relations with his stepmother.

In 2005, she was seen in Hit Man File, alongside Chatchai Plengpanich and Tom-Yum-Goong, which in 2006 was screened in the United States as The Protector. Also in 2006, she starred in the action comedy Chai Lai, about five female crimefighters, and then later in the year starred in the thriller, The Passion.


In 2004 Tak was at the center of a controversy when nude photos of her, taken on the set of Ai-Fak, appeared on the Thai Internet forum, Police were able to track the uploader down and the man was arrested. Tak asked that charges against the man be dropped after he issued a public apology, and she said she did so because the man hadn't smuggled the photos from the film set. A complaint was also filed against the film's production company for taking the photos.[1]

In May 2012, Tak generated a wave of criticism when she mocked the death of Thai prisoner Ampon Tangnoppakul in her Facebook status updates, describing his death as karma; a 62-year-old grandfather, Ampon had been jailed for sending text messages critical of Queen Sirikit. After the negative fan reaction, Tak deleted the posts and apologized, but her royalist comments reflect deep prejudice in Thailand in favor of iconic views of the country's monarchy and the overpowering influence of the Thai military.[2]


Feature films[edit]


  • Sum Saban Nga (1997)
  • Look mae (1999)
  • Niraj Sorng pop (2002)
  • Sanae Jun (2004)
  • Lady Bar (French) (2007)
  • Sao Noi (2012)
  • Sri Ayodhaya (2017)
  • Sri Ayodhaya 2 (2019)
  • Mia Luang (2021)
  • Lai Kinnaree (TBA)


  1. ^ The Nation, "Actress drops nude picture complaint" Archived 2007-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, September 29, 2004.
  2. ^ "Tak takes some of it back". The Nation. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.

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