Controversies shrouded Mamta Kulkarni during her time, though she was quite a talented actress. Mamta was a name to reckon with during the middle 90s. The topless photo shoot in the year 1993 had created quite a stir at that time and she was labeled Bollywood siren. She had been speaking together with many celebrities.
Mamta started her career in Bollywood with the 1992 flick named Tiranga. But it was the film Aashiq Aawara that earned her a name; she garnered the Filmfare Face of the Year award. Later she acted in several famous films, including Krantiveer, Waqt Hamara Hai,
, Baazi and Sabse Bada Khiladi. Mamta had a cute face and good hits, but she didn’t make use of it in the right sense. She was shrouded with one controversy or the other during her time. Added to this, she said no to some nice roles that came her way thinking that they would not add fodder to her acting talent. Aunty No.1, Kareeb,
and Sapoot are some of the films in which she refused to act. She missed the chance of working with
and Govinda who were renowned at that point. Mamta also worked in few films in Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil.
The film Karan Arjun was a great success and the song in which she shared screen space with Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan was a roaring hit. Mamta spoilt her profession in films by quarreling with China Gate (in which she was the lead actress) director Rajkumar Santhoshi. It is believed that she was upset for the prominence gained by Urmila in the film through her item song Chumma Chumma. The 2001 flick Chupa Rastham was her last flick. She got married in 2013 to a drug smuggler and again fell into controversies. With her charming looks and charisma, Mamta could have well sustained her position in the industry, if not for her carelessness.