With a Bollywood career spanning over three decades, Urmila Matondkar who turned 43 has given a range of performances many of which stand out even today. 

Here are ten performances by Urmila Matondkar that stand out even today: 

Masoom (1983)

An adaptation to a 1980 novel Man, Woman and Child, Shekhar Kapoor’s family drama Masoom was a turning point in Urmila’s career as a child artist. She played Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi’s first daughter Rinky. 

Remember how she stole the show in the song Lakdi Ki Kathi?.


Rangeela (1995)

Her breakthrough role as a heroine came in this film which got the audience to sit up and take notice of her all over again. Playing an aspiring actress caught in in a love triangle with her childhood friend and a famous actor. 


Bhoot (2003)

Matondkar received her first Filmfare Critic’s Award for best actress for this performance. This horror film directed by Ram Gopal Varma sent shivers down our spine and the credit goes to the actress. 


Kaun (1999)

A film entirely shot in one house has the actress playing a woman staying alone in a big house when some mysterious visitors turn up. Featuring just Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sushant Singh Rajput in pivotal roles, the film was compelling largely thanks to the performances by the actors.


Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001)

Matondkar was the best thing about the film about a possessive lover who just couldn’t let go of the object of her affection.

6) Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

Matondkar played the innocent girl who transforms herself to take revenge against the charming and mysterious businessman Karan (Saif Ali Khan) who has her framed for a crime she never committed. 


Pinjar (2003)

Based on an iconic Punjabi novel, Matondkar plays Puro whose happy life is shattered when she is kidnapped. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.


Satya (1998)

In Ram Gopal Varma’s gangster film, Matondkar played aspiring singer Mili—an innocent, young girl in love with a gangster.

Judaai (1997)

Urmila was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Judaai, in which she played the ‘other woman’ in a weepy family drama.

Chamatkar (1992)

Matondkar made her Bollywood debut as an adult opposite Shah Rukh Khan in which she featured as his love interest in the film.