Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

‘Rangeela’ Girl Urmila Matondkar Gets Married To Kashmiri Businessman Mir Mohsin Akhtar


2016 is not so jinxed after all!

After a string of divorce and breakup news coming in January, the months after have turned out to be good for our most-loved celebrities.

After Preity Zinta tied the knot secretly, another 90s heroine, Urmila Matondkar got hitched in a private ceremony on March 3, 2016.

The bride

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Urmila Matondkar needs no introduction. However, for the uninitiated, she is the face behind many successful films of 90s such as Pinjar, Rangeela, Bhoot,Masoom, Satya, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and many more. She has won several awards and is known not just for her acting skills, but also for her singing prowess. She has sung with Asha Bhosle for her album, Asha and Friends Vol. 1. She is also a highly acclaimed dancer, and her most famous item number is Chhama Chhama from the film China Gate (1998). She was also seen on the television screen in the second season of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa as a judge along with Jeetendra and Shiamak Davar. Urmila was last seen on the silver screen in the Marathi film, Ajoba (2014) directed by Sujay Dahake.

The groom

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The groom, Mir Mohsin Akhtar is a Kashmiri. He comes from a family of businessmen. He left his family home at the age of 21 to try his luck at modelling. He was the second runners-up at the Times of India, Mr. India 2007 competition. He has walked the ramp for designers such as Taroon Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phandis, and Ranna Gill. He even tried his luck in Bollywood with films like It’s A Man’s World, Mumbai Mast Kallander, and Luck By Chance. He is 32 years of age, thus making him almost ten years younger to Urmila. Mohsin has a brother and three sisters who are all very close to Urmila.

Where they met

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Urmila and Mohsin met at Manish Malhotra’s niece, Riddhi Malhotra’s wedding in 2014. And, it was there that Mohsin was completely smitten by Urmila. As per a report in the Mumbai Mirror, he wooed her in complete filmi-style. He pursued her for over a year before she finally gave in. Manish Malhotra said:

“So happy for Urmila and Mir. They met at my niece’s wedding in 2014. She made a beautiful bride!”

The wedding

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Urmila and Mir got married in a private ceremony on March 3, 2016 at Urmila’s residence itself. Only family members and close friends were invited for the wedding. In a statement, she said:

“We kept it an exclusive wedding with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low-key affair. We mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this new journey of our lives.”

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Only close friend Manish Malhotra was present at the do. Urmila’s sister, Mamta was the wedding planner for her, and she managed to keep all the preparations under wraps. Her residence on Turner Road in Bandra is lighted up in blue, red and yellow lights. The mandap was made on the terrace and was well-decorated. It was a Hindu wedding, and they plan to have a nikaah ceremony soon.

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Mohsin’s family flew in from Kashmir last month to fix the wedding date. Urmila looked ravishing in a red and golden lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra. Hermehendi and jewellery looked stunning, and the bridal glow radiated on her face. Mohsin too, complemented his bride well in a peach-coloured kurta and white pyjama.

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As per the same report in Mumbai Mirror, Mohsin and Urmila threw a party for their friends on March 2, 2016. And, they will be staying together in Urmila’s house.

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The couple even hosted a reception party where Urmila was seen in a stunning white and golden ensemble, and Mohsin was seen in a black suit.

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urmila matondkar married

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As per a recent report, the newlyweds have gone to Golden Temple, Amritsar to seek blessings from the almighty. Paulomi, who is Urmila’s friend and was a part of the celebrations said:

“They have gone to the Golden Temple today to seek blessings. Once they are back, we shall gear up for the Nikah. A reception is also being planned by them.”

Wishes for the couple

Freddy Daruwala, the hot baddie of the film, Holiday who was a co-contestant with Mohsin in the Mr. India model hunt of 2007 congratulated the couple, and said:

“Congratulations. It has come as a huge surprise to me. Mohsin was with me in the contest. He is a great guy, wonderful person and I’m sure he will make a fabulous husband for Urmila.”

Actor Rishi Kapoor, who is known for his quirky way of wishing took to his Twitter account and said:

“Urmila who played my daughter like, sister and lover in films. Wish you all the best in your married life. God Bless!”

Actor Dia Mirza, who worked with her in the movie, Tehzeeb said:

“Shaadi Mubarak aapaaaa 😘😘😘 #UrmilaMatondkar”

Actor Raveena Tandon also wished the actress, and wrote:

“What a pleasant Surprise! Wishing her all the happiness in the world!!❤️ 😊😘😘@ManishMalhotra”

Ram Gopal Varma, who was Urmila’s alleged ex-lover also took to Twitter and said:

“Extremely happy to hear news about the most beautiful actress I ever worked with .. I wish from heart that her life wil b “Rangeela” forever”

Actor Anupam Kher too wished the lovely actress, and said:

“Congratulations #UrmilaMatondkar for your wedding. May you have a great married life. :)”

Sophie Choudry too wished the lovely bride, and said:

“Most beautiful bride!!! Congrats Urmi!!!! Wish u & Mir happiness forever❤️❤️ #UrmilaMatondkar @ManishMalhotra”

Team BollywoodShaadis heartily congratulates the newlyweds, Urmila Matondkar and Mir Mohsin Akhtar. We wish them loads of happiness for their future life ahead.


About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology