Born in Mumbai, Urmila Kanitkar is a trained Kathak Dancer, and has a MA in it. She has taken lessons in Bhubaneshwar from Sujata Mahapatra for Odissi as well. In १९९७, she participated in the program held for Fiftieth Independence Day Celebtrations for India.
Her husband is actor Adinath Kothare, Her father-in-law is the famous actor-director Mahesh Kothare. Her family, also includes her mother, Neelima Kothare, who is a High Court advocate and father Shrikant Kothare.
For her education, she went to St Xaviers in Mumbai and completed her BA degree there.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan was her debut film & Tujhya Veena, her debut TV series. Aai Shappath and Sawli were her next films. Luckily, she had experienced actress Reema Lagoo in these 3 movies. Additionally, during her debut movie she also met Adinath Kothare, her future to-be husband. He was an assistant director in that movie. They got married in 2011.
Later in her career, she did some romantic roles for the movie Pyar Wali Love Story, Timepass and Duniyadari. Duniyadari was a super hit, and her role was appreciated. She has also played some some sensitive roles in movies such as Kaakan and Mala Aai Vhaychay, in this movie she played a role of a surrogate mother.
She has also done some Hindi serials like Maayka and Mera Sasural & few marathi serials like Asambav, Goshta eka Lagnachi etc. Her dance performances in Ekapeksha Ek – Apasara Ali are also remembered.