Monday, February 27, 2012


Malayalam film viewers can not forget the yesteryear actress Ambika who entered in to Malayalam film field
in the 50's and was active during the 60's.She got married and settled in America quitting the acting profession.
Ambika, the gorgeous actress was loved by the film goers and her dancing skill and acting talent was appreciated widely.
Ambika  is close relative of Travancore Sisters Lalitha,Padmini and Ragini and had participated in dance programs with them.She  was trained in classical dances from childhood days itself.When Travancore sisters started acting in films Ambika also was initiated to go along that path and she was debuted in the film of Udaya Studio's 'Visappinte Vili' in 1952.It was directed by Kunchacko.

In the year 1956 with the film 'Koodapirappu' Ambika became a heroine.It was the debut film of Prem Nawas who was the brother of Prem Nazir in to Malayalam Cinema as the new hero.Koodapirappu was the debut film of J.D.Thottan as a director.That film was a success in the box office and the songs also got popular.Santha P.Nair's 'Thumbi Thumbi Vaa Vaa ... is still admired.The song 'Mani Varnane Innu njan Kandu sakhi...' sung by M.L.Vasantha Kumari also earned much appreciation and still popular also.

Ambika earned much fame with the film 'Koodapirappu' and was cast in several film in Malayalam as heroine
 after wards.She was better in acting sentimental and serious type roles and so was mostly selected as the
heroine of Sathyan films.

Some films in which Ambika presented her excellent acting skills.
Ummini Thanka
Thacholi Othenan
Aadya Kiranangal
School Master
Kandambecha coat
Chekuthante kotta
Kathirunna Nikkah
Kayamkulam Kochunni
Ninamaninja Kalpadukal
Oral Koodi Kallanayi
Sabarimala Sree Ayyappan

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