Urmila is still 'Rangeeli' at 39

Updated: February 04, 2013 13:12 IST

Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar's meteoric rise in Bollywood continues to inspire even as her sudden fall from grace left a trail of heartbroken fans. The glamorous actress, who is often spotted on the social circuit now, celebrates her 39th birthday today.

We gift her a life-recap on this special day.

Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar's meteoric rise in Bollywood continues to inspire even as her sudden fall from grace left a trail of heartbroken fans. The glamorous actress, who is often spotted on the social circuit now, celebrates her 39th birthday today.

We gift her a life-recap on this special day.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Born on February 4, 1974 in Mumbai, Urmila had always aspired to be an actress, like any other Bambaiya girl.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Urmila is currently single and steered clear of dating Bollywood colleagues apart from a rumoured relationship with director Ram Gopal Verma, who cast her in a string of movies both good and bad.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Urmila captured hearts early, as a child star, in Shekhar Kapur's Masoom (1983).
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Five years later, she debuted as an actress in Bade Ghar Ki Beti, which entirely passed the box office by and later followed it up with equally pedestrian Narsimha.

Urmila's career making hit was Chamatkar, in which she was romanced by none other than Shah Rukh Khan.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Her dream partnership with RGV started with the bilingual film Antham, later remade in Hindi as Drohi (1992).
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
But the biggest RGV-Urmila blockbuster was Rangeela in which Urmila sizzled in skimpy outfits opposite an impressive Aamir Khan playing a tapori. Rangeela made Urmila B-town's next big thing and she also snagged her first Filmfare nomination.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Urmila wasn't so lucky with directors other than RGV. Aflatoon bombed, but she did get a Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress for Judaai.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
She upped temperatures in RGV's Daud with Sanjay Dutt.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
It was back to RGV with Satya and the old magic worked anew. Satya guaranteed Urmila a top spot in the filmi hierarchy.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
This was followed by Kaun, which was comparatively only average. Not to be discouraged, the duo tried again with Mast, which failed to impress.

But Jungle's hit run at the box-office showed what the hoo-hah about the two was all about. Opposite Fardeen Khan, Urmila earned herself a place in the critics' lists.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Her negative performance in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya sent a chill down the movie-goer's spine, and got the approval of Filmfare and Star Screen awards both.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
The year 2004 belonged to Urmila. Under RGV's direction, horror flick Bhoot was her most brilliant performance yet. She won the Filmfare for Critic's Choice, Star Screen Best Actress, Apsara Best Actress, Zee Cine Awards Best Actress , Bollywood Movie Awards Best Actress, Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Awards for Achievement in Bollywood.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
An equally powerful performance in Ek Hasina Thi failed to get her awards the next year, but is very well remembered to date.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
After Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, the talented actress was reduced to working in movies like Karzzz. She recently did voice work in the animated movie Delhi Safari.
Urmila is still \'Rangeeli\' at 39
Urmila tried her luck on the small screen too. She was the judge of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 2 in 2007.

Here's wishing the actress a long healthy year and more luck in the industry.

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