Uma Riyaz Khan

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Uma Riyaz Khan
Native name உமா ரியாஸ் கான்  (Tamil)
Born Uma Kamesh
(1975-07-25) 25 July 1975 (age 43)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Uma Riyaz
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Riyaz Khan
Children Shariq Hassan, Samarth Hassan

Uma Riyaz Khan is an Indian actress. She has appeared in Tamil television shows and in supporting roles in a few Tamil films.

Personal life[edit]

Uma was born as the only child of her artist parents. Her father, Kamesh, was a music director and her mother, Kamala Kamesh, was a famous actress who is well respected in the industry.[1] After losing her father at age of nine, she was single-handedly brought up by her mother.[2] She is married to Malayalam actor Riyaz Khan. They have two sons, Shariq Hassan and Samarth. Currently, Samarth is following his dream as a soccer player and Shariq has acted in a Tamil film named Pencil[2]

Khan went to Fatima Convent School in Kodambakkam. She was a state level athlete in 100 meters, Javelin throw, and a professional dancer. She was a trained classical dancer, and later switched to salsa and other Latin American dance forms.[2]


Uma's first film was the Hindi film Muskurahat (1992) by director Priyadarshan. In the film she played Amrish Puri’s daughter. She described her first movie as a ‘superb’ experience.[2] She calls her work in the film Anbe Sivam as her magnum opus.[2] For her performance in Mouna Guru she received a lot of appreciation in the form of awards that year.[2]

She took part in second season of the much talked about show, Jodi Number One, which aired on Vijay TV in 2007. After that she judged a show called Kalakka Povathu Yaaru.[2]


TV shows[edit]

TV serials[edit]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1992 Muskurahat Gopichand Verma's daughter Hindi
2002 Anbe Sivam Mehrunnissa Tamil
2004 Kanavu Meipada Vendum Tamil
2011 Mouna Guru Palaniammal Tamil Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor or Actress in a Supporting Role – Tamil
2012 Ambuli Ponni Tamil
2013 Maryan Seeli Tamil
2013 Biriyani Hitwoman Tamil
2015 Thoongaa Vanam Maheswari Tamil
2016 Sutta Pazham Sudatha Pazham Tamil
2017 Nibunan Dr.Ramya Tamil/Kannada



  1. ^ "Grill mill: Uma Riaz Khan". The Hindu. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "This mommy rocks!". Deccan Chronicle. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

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