Malayalam actor and assistant director Ambika Rao passes away
She had been battling kidney ailments for a while
Malayalam actor and assistant director Ambika Rao has passed away. The Thrissur native had been battling kidney ailments for a while.
Ambika Rao started her career as an assistant director in the films of director and actor Balachandra Menon and later worked with other directors in films such as Hello, Big B, Romeo, Positive, Parunthu, Mayabazar, College Kumaran, 2 Harihar Nagar, Love in Singapore, Daddy Cool, Tournament, and Best Actor.
Ambika earned the moniker 'The Coach' since she used to train female actors from other languages to lip-sync Malayalam lines.
She made appearances in Gramophone, Meesha Madhavan, Pattalam, Yathrakkarude Shraddhaykku, Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum, Chronic Bachelor, Vettam, Classmates, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, and Virus.
She got much attention for essaying Anna Ben's mother in Kumbalangi Nights.