Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Ambika  is an Indian actress who is having intrinsic acting abilities and handled all types of versatile roles
in all South Indian languages like Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu and Kannada.She was able to keep her predominent
position unflinching for a long period of time and in the 80's and early 90's she paired with Superstars like
Mohan Lal,Mammootty,Sukumaran,Jayan,M.G.Soman,Balachandra Menon,Kamal Hassan,Rajani Kanth,Sivaji Ganesan,Akkineni Nageswara Rao,Karthik,Vijaya Kanth,Siva Kumar,Bhagya Raj,Vishnu Vardhan,Ambareesh,Anant Nag,Shankar Nag,Ravichandran,Mohan Babu etc.
Ambika hails from Kallara of Thiruvananthapuram District and her date of Birth is 16Nov. 1962.The famous
South Indian actress Radha is her younger sister.Her Mother's name is Sarasamma and the three owns a
movie studio 'ARS' Studios, the Studio name being the first letter of their names.
Ambika debuted in a Malayalam film 'Seetha' which was released several years later and her first released film was  'Neelathamara'.That film was a huge success at that time and she was cast in several films there upon.
'Lajjavathy' and  'Thuramukham' increased her star value and critics certified that Ambika possess wonderful acting abilities.Films of Balachandra Menon 'Ishtamanu Pakshe' and 'Aniyatha Valakal' brought out her vibrant
acting skills to a large extent.The song scene 'Oru Mayil Peeliyayi Njan Janichuvenkil ...' was very much loved by the younger generation.Sukumaran and gang interfering with 'Entho'  during that song scene created sympathy and laughter  at the same time.In 'Kelkkatha Sabdam  and  Maniyan Pillai Adhava Maniyan Pillai' also Ambika acted in main roles.Sukumaran was her hero in several pictures during those period.
She handled an efficacious role of an advocate who had to face gritty dilemma in 'Rajavinte Makan'.It was a
challenge and the character 'Nancy' got much appreciation.
Ambika earned good opinion for her role as a teacher in 'Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal'.The agony
of the elder sister who lost her younger sister at a small age when a beggar kidnapped her was a touching theme and both Revathy and Ambika  handled their roles up to the mark brilliantly.
In the film Swathi Thirunal she paired with Anant Nag and handled the role as the queen.In the comedy film
'Pattana Pravesam' of Mohan Lal and Sreenivasan  she had to handle a mature role.After a long gap she
handled the mother role in 'Niram' superbly which was loved by all film goers.
When Ambika earned name and fame in Malayalam films her younger sister was  proceeding  victorious in Tamil Films.When Ambika was also on the lookout to get good chance in other languages  she was called by
eminent director K.Bhagya Raj and offered role in 'Andha 7 Natkal'.That movie was a big success and she
got chances with all the  well known stars of that language.With Rajani Kanth her films 'Padikkathavan,Maveeran,Kakki Sattai,Kathal Parisu etc were all hits.In Kathal Parisu her sister Radha also acted.The story was about two sisters
 having conflicting personalities.In the films 'Enkeyo ketta kural,Anna Nagar,Mudhal Theru,Idhaya Kovil and Vellai Roja also Ambika and Radha acted together.She acted with Meena and Meera Jasmine
in the film 'Mariyathai' in which Vijaya Kanth played the roles of father and son.After a long gap she acted
in a film 'Periyamanushyan' with Sathyaraj.In Kannada Ambika handled several winning roles with 'Ambareesh'.Ambika was one of the top heroines of Kannada movies during those period.In recent past she acted in Malayalam films Angel John,Thanthonni etc and presently concentrating on Tamil T.V.serials.
Selected Filmography
Enikku Njan Swantham
Ishtamanu Pakshe
Prema Geethangal
Aniyatha Valakal
Kelkatha Sabdam
Enikku Visakkunnu
Anuraga Kodathy
Maniyan Pillai Adhava Maniyan Pillai
Dooram Arike

Edavazhiyile poocha Minda poocha
Kaval Madam
Oru Nokku Kaanan
Rajavinte Makan
Swathi Thirunal
Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal
Irupatham Nootandu
Pattana Pravesam
Varna Kazhchakal
Udayapuram Sulthan
Ben Johnson
Antha 7 Natkal
Kadal Meengal
Sagala Kala Vallavan
Enkeyo Ketta kural
Vellai Roja
Pournami Alaigal
Kakki Sattai
Naan Sivappu Manithan
Idaya Kovil
Nanum oru Thozhilali
Kathal parisu
Kan Simittum neram
Uyirodu Uyiraga
Poovellam Kettupar
Uthama Puthran
Avan Ivan
Mudhal Theru
Idhaya Kovil
Anna Nagar

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