The very first thing that strike with the name Urmila is nothing but “Oooooohh”. With her hour glass figure and an unputdownable attitude, she has been ruling the Hindi Film Industry with her sizzling performances for more than a decade now. With the people queuing up to see her dance in the Sholay remake “Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag”, this “Mast” girl surely knows that she still has a long way to go.
February 4rth 1974 was the day when Urmila Matondkar was born to a Marathi family in Mumbai. Her father was a lecturer with absolutely no connections with Bollywood. She was a brilliant student and has won many scholarships too.
From a very tender age Urmila got a break in Bollywood. Her 1st role as a child artist was in 1980 with “Kalyug”. But Urmila tasted success with her sparkling and immaculate performance as a 9 yr old in “Masoom”.
As an adult, her debut film was opposite Sunny Deol in “Narsimha”. Urmila then went on to do films like “Chamatkar”, “Shreeman Aashiq” and “Aa Gale Lag Jaa”. But her collaboration with film maker Ram Gopal Varma, saw a journey that permanently changed the face of Indian Cinema.
In 1995 came RGV’s “Rangeela”. This film was definitely ahead of its times with Urmila flaunting mini skirts and stunning looks. Even her performance was extraordinary, labeling her as a glamorous and sensual actress of tinselville.
But soon everyone realized that Matondkar was much more than just a glam doll. Her power packed performances in “Satya” (1998), “Kaun” (1999), “Pyar Tune Kya Kiya” (2000) and “Bhoot” got her a no. of awards including the Filmfare Best Actress Critics Award.
Urmila has worked hard in trying to portray something different in each of her flicks. From an obsessed lover in “Pya Tune Kya Kiya” to the na�ve unemployed singer Vidya in “Satya”, Urmila is surely the pride of Bollywood.
With her “mehbooba Mehbooba” dance number topping the charts, and with films like “Speed” and “London Dreams” almost ready for release, Urmi’s fans have all reasons to be delighted.