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Urmila Matondkar is a Bollywood actress.
Born: on February 4, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Urmila Matondkar was initially noted for her diverse roles in films like Rangeela (1995) and Satya (1998). During the 90s, Urmila Matondkar has frequently been featured in the Indian media as a sex symbol.
Urmila Matondkar subsequently went on to show her psychological acting abilities, and has delivered a range of critically acclaimed performances. Urmila Matondkar received various Best Villain nominations for her role as an obsessive lover in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001), and won her first Filmfare Award under the Best Performer category for her portrayal of a ghost-possessed in Bhoot (2003). Urmila Matondkar was later highly praised for her roles as a merciless avenger in Ek Hasina Thi (2004) and a caring daughter in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005).
Urmila Matondkar started her career as a child artist; perhaps the best known of her early movies is Shekhar Kapur's Masoom in 1983. Urmila Matondkar made her film debut as an adult actress with the film "Bade Ghar ki Beti". She next starred in the fantasy film Chamatkar, along with Shahrukh Khan.
Urmila Matondkar went on to frequently collaborate with film director Ram Gopal Verma. Her first film with him was Antham in Telugu. Since then, she has starred in numerous subsequent RGV pictures, like Gaayam in Telugu and her first major hit, the 1995 musical Rangeela. Following RGV projects were Daud (1997), Satya (1999), Kaun (1999), Mast (2000), Jungle (2000), Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001), Bhoot (2003), and Ek Hasina Thi (2004).
During the 2000s, Urmila Matondkar revealed strong, dramatic and psychological features in her roles, and delivered a myriad of critically acclaimed performances. She won favorable reviews for her role as an obsessive lover in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001).
In 2003 She played the role of a north Indian girl in the background of the 1947 India partition in the critically acclaimed Pinjar; she played the title role in Khalid Mohammed's drama Tehzeeb, however, she was mainly noted for her performance in Bhoot, a horror movie.
In 2004, Urmila Matondkar was praised for her role as a merciless avenger in Ek Hasina Thi along with Saif Ali Khan.
Next year in 2005, Urmila Matondkar tried her hand with another horror film, playing the title role in the film Naina, which failed. Following this, Urmila Matondkar was recognized as one of India's most versatile actresses for these performances.
In 2007, Urmila Matondkar lent her voice for Asha Bhonsle's album Asha and Friends Vol 1, where she performed with Bhosle the duet song "Mehbooba Dilruba".