Khadeeja Mumthas is a Malayalam author. By profession, she is a medical doctor and is probably best known in the Kerala literary circles for her second novel Barsa which won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010 . Mumtaz's next novel, Athuram, released at the 12th International Book Festival in Kochi, also received rave reviews from critics. She mastered in gynecology and is a registered medical practitioner and has been working in Calicut Medical College as Professor in gynecology and obstetrics. She applied for voluntary retirement from government service in June 2013 to protest against her transfer from Calicut Medical College at the fag end of her service. She is presently the Vice Chairman of Kerala Sahithya Akademy and is also selected as one of the Academic council members of Thunchathezhuthachan Malayalam university. She is also a visiting professor in O&G, Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode.