Uma Riyaz Khan
|Uma Riyaz Khan|
|Native name||உமா ரியாஸ் கான் (Tamil)|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Other names||Uma Riyaz|
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. After losing her father at age of nine, she was single handedly brought up by her mother. She is married to Malayalam actor Riyaz Khan. They have two sons, Shariq Hassan and Samarth. Currently, Samarth is acting in a children’s film called Suttapazhamum Sudathapazhamum and Shariq had acted in a Tamil film named Pencil
Khan went to Fatima Convent School in Kodambakkam. She was a state level athlete in 100 meter, Javelin, and a professional dancer. She was a trained classical dancer, and later switched to salsa and other Latin American dance forms.
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. She calls her work in the film Anbe Sivam as her magnum opus. For her performance in Mouna Guru she received a lot of appreciation in the form of awards that year.
|1992||Muskurahat||Gopichand Verma's daughter||Hindi|
|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
|2016||Sutta Pazham Sudatha Pazham||Tamil|
- Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress - Mouna Guru (2011)
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