Urmila Matondkar Family Photo
By 1995, Matondkar established herself as a leading actress of Bollywood when she featured as the star of the romantic drama Rangeela, following which she achieved further success and praise for her performances, including, the 1997 drama Judaai, the 1998 crime thriller Satya, the 1999 romantic comedy Khoobsurat and the 2000 thriller Jungle. She also achieved success in Telugu and Tamil cinema with starring roles in Antham (1992), Gaayam (1993), Indian (1996) and Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997). She garnered critical recognition for portraying a range of intense psychological characters, including, a serial killer in the 1999 thriller Kaun, an obsessive lover in the 2001 thriller Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, a possessed woman in the 2003 horror film Bhoot and a violent avenger in the 2004 thriller Ek Hasina Thi. Later, Matondkar collaborated with independent filmmakers in art-house projects, including, the dramas Tehzeeb (2003), Pinjar (2003), Naina (2005), Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005), Bas Ek Pal (2006) and the Marathi film Ajoba (2014).
In addition to acting in films, Matondkar is involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. She has featured as a talent judge for the 2007 reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 2 . In 2016, she married model Mohsin Akhtar Mir.