Urmila Unni is a renowned classical dancer and actress. A native of Thiruvalla, Urmila is an exponent in dance forms like Bharathanatyan, Mohiniyattam and Kathakali. She is also an avid Malayalam poet. By blending the ancient art of Mural painting in sarees, she developed a new trend in fashion designing also. Her presence in the south Indian film industry can be felt through the characters she has essayed. Many of the films she was part of, saw her in the mother role. The actress entered into tinsel town in 1989 through Bharath Gopi's Ulsavapittennu. Hariharan's Sargam in 1992 was a high point in her career. She was also part of movies including Danny, Pazhassiraja, Snehaveedu, 7aam Arivu etc. Model turned actress, Urmila is married to Palakkad Ankarath Ramanunni and Utthara Unni is her daughter.