Ambika Rao Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Cardiac Arrest
Age: 58 Years
Marital Status: Divorced

Ambika Rao

Profession Actress, Assistant director
Known forHer role as Baby's mother in the Malayalam film Kumbalangi Nights (2019)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
DebutMalayalam film: Kisan (2006) as Ammalu
Poster of the film 'Kisan'
Assistant Director: Malayalam film Krishna Gopalakrishna (2002)
Poster of the film 'Krishna Gopalakrishna'
Last FilmMalayalam film Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte (2020) as Philomina
Poster of the film 'Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte'
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 July 1963 (Saturday)
Date of Death27 June 2022
Place of DeathErnakulam, Kerala
Age (at the time of death) 58 Years
Death CauseCardiac arrest [1]The Hindu
Zodiac signCancer
AddressReportedly, she resided near Thiruvambadi Temple in Thrissur.
HobbiesHanging out with friends, Painting
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Divorced
Husband/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon- 2
• Rahul
• Sohan
ParentsFather- Rao Chettan (Marathi artist)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- 2
Note: One of her brother's name is Ajith Warrier, who is a Tabla player.
Sister- 3
Ambika Rao with her siblings
Ambika Rao

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ambika Rao

  • Ambika Rao was an Indian actress and assistant director who was predominantly known for working in Malayalam films. She was known for her role as Baby’s mother in the Malayalam film Kumbalangi Nights (2019). On 27 June 2022, she died of cardiac arrest.

    Ambika Rao in the film 'Kumbalangi Nights'

    Ambika Rao in the film ‘Kumbalangi Nights’

  • She liked watching movies since childhood. She used to go to the cinema hall with her father and siblings to watch movies.
  • She got divorced at the age of thirty-six and made a comeback to films.
  • Before working in films, she worked as a data entry operator.
  • In an interview, she said that she had also worked in hotels as a waiter.
  • Before becoming an assistant director, she was asked to teach Malayalam to actors. She also helped Usha Uthup learn Malayalam for various songs.
  • In an interview, she said that her flat became a spot for many actors to stay while shooting for their films.
  • She directed the first short film titled ‘Smarana’ in 2016. The film was shot in her flat because she had less budget to direct the film.

  • In 2007, she assisted in the film Nagaram, and in 2009, she assisted in the film Daddy Cool.

    Poster of the film 'Daddy Cool'

    Poster of the film ‘Daddy Cool’

  • In 2010, she helped the costume team with shooting the film, ‘Flying Lessons.’
  • She was suffering from kidney failure since 2017 and after shooting for the film Kumbalangi Nights in 2019, she was diagnosed with dialysis. Her brother went through a cardiac arrest in 2020, due to which her treatment was delayed. In 2020, she appealed to her fans to financially support her and said,

    The dialysis has been very taxing on my health; I am unable to work as before. Moreover, the lockdown and subsequent restrictions have seriously affected the film industry and my job opportunities. We need more money to pay for all medical expenses. Hence, I thought of starting a fundraiser on to seek help from the people.”

  • She was known by the name ‘The Coach’ on the movie sets.
  • She appeared in other movies including Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015), Virus (2019), Safe (2019), and Kumbalangi Nights (2019).

    Ambika Rao featured on the poster of the movie 'Virus'

    Ambika Rao featured on the poster of the movie ‘Virus’