She was always way ahead of her time, someone who believed in living by her own rules and though years of oblivion have taken over the limelight she once enjoyed, former actress Mamta Kulkarni has never let the notoriety affect her. Hot, bold and completely unabashed, Miss Kulkarni made sexy photoshoots her USP and so raunchy were the pictures that people still continue to browse through them.

On her 44th birthday, we take a look at how Mamta stood out amid all the criticism and made being a bad girl seem like a cool thing, along with tracing the life journey of this sensation.
Mamta Kulkarni entered into the acting world in 1992 with the Hindi film ‘Tirangaa’, which fetched her Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year.
This obviously did not go down well with Mamta who lashed out at Santoshi in open, accusing him of cutting her screen time because she had refused his advances.