Urmilla Kanetkar Kothare is an Indian film actress in Marathi cinema, and television. She is known for her roles in the Marathi films Duniyadari, Shubha Mangal Saavadhan , Ti Saddhya Kay Karte and Hindi TV serials Maayka and Mera Sasural and the Marathi serials Asambhav, Uun Paus and Goshta Eka Lagnachi. She is a classical dancer and made her Telugu cinema debut in 2014 with Welcome Obama.
Born in Pune, Kanetkar is a trained kathak dancer, and has a Master of Arts degree in it. She has taken lessons in Bhubaneshwar from Sujata Mahapatra for Odissi as well. In 1997, she participated in the program held for Fiftieth Independence Day Celebrations for India. She went to St Xaviers in Mumbai and completed her BA degree there.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan was her debut film and Tujhya Veena her debut TV series. Aai Shappath..! and Savalee were her next films. Luckily, she had experienced actress Reema Lagoo in these three movies. Additionally, during her debut movie she also met Adinath Kothare. He was an assistant director in that movie. They got married in 2011.
|Mera Sasural||Sahara One||Hindi|
|Gosht Eka Lagnachi||Star Pravah||Marathi|
|Breathe (Web series)||Amazon Prime Video||Hindi||Margaret Mascarenhes|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2006||Shubh Mangal Savdhan||Supriya||Released|
|Aai Shappath..!||Devaki (Young)||Released|
|2011||Mala Aai Vhhaychy!||Yashodha||Released|
|2013||Thodi Khatti Thodi Hatti||Iravati||Released|
|2013||Welcome Obama||Telugu film|
|2014||Baavare Prem He||Ananya||Released|
|2014||Pyaar Vali Love Story||Nandini||Released|
|2017||Ti Saddhya Kay Karte||Radhika||Released|
|2020||Ekda Kay Zala||Upcoming|
Zee Marathi awards
- Best Actress Award 2007. Role: Shubhra/Parvati (Asambhav)
- Best Actress Award 2008. Role: Shubhra/Parvati (Asambhav)