Urmila Matondkar is an Indian film actress. Matondkar has been a child artist who made an acting debute in `Kalyug` (1980), and as an adult in `Narasimha` (1991). She established herself as a popular and talented actress of mainstream Hindi cinema with her roles in films like `Rangeela` (1995), `Judaai` (1997), and `Satya` (1998), all of which earned her Filmfare nominations.
She subsequently took on several challenging roles, delivering a range of critically acclaimed performances, including her role as a psychopath in `Kaun` (1999), an obsessive lover in `Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya` (2001), a ghost-possessed woman in `Bhoot` (2003), and a merciless avenger in `Ek Hasina Thi` (2004).
For her performance in `Bhoot`, she won her first Filmfare Award in the Best Performer category, as well as several other awards for Best actress at a number of award ceremonies. She followed it with leading roles in art and independent films, such as `Tehzeeb` (2003), `Pinjar` (2003), `Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara` (2005) and `Bas Ek Pal` (2006).
In 2008, Matondkar was seen with Himesh Reshammiya in a remake of the 1980 film, `Karz`, titled `Karzzzz`. That year also marked Matondkar's debut on Indian television as a host of a reality show named `Waar Parriwar`.