Urmila Matondkar began her career as a child artiste in Shekar Kapur's Masoom. As an adult, her second movie was Chamatkaar, a sci-fi film with Naseeruddin Shah and Shahrukh Khan.
However it was her reinvention and makeover as a sex symbol in the film Rangeela that grabbed everybody's attention. Her acting talent was brought out by controversial director Ram Gopal Varma, who declared her as his Muse for a long time.
Urmila's filmography includes roles in dramas, comedies, romances and also as a villain. She is single at the moment, and is regularly seen hanging out with good friend, designer Manish Malhotra.