On June 27, 2022, Indian actress Ambika Rao passed away from kidney disease. She was best known for her roles in several south Indian films and television series.

Ambika was born in 1962 in the Kallara residence of Karunakaran and Sarasamma in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Her mother, Kalara Sarasamma, served as the president of the 2014 Mahila Congress.

Arjun, Suresh, Radha, and Mallika are her younger brothers and sisters, respectively.

 Ambika Rao

Ambika Rao

What Caused the Death of Ambika Rao?

On June 27, 2022, in a private hospital in Thrissur, Kerala, India, actress Rao passed away. Due to the cirrhosis of her liver and both of her damaged kidneys, Rao was unable to stand up. She had water in her tummy.

Her friends had requested financial aid from numerous people in 2020 because she needed a big number of money for dialysis and drugs. Many south Indian celebs also made donations to the worthy cause.

She had kidney failure and had been for a very long time. The problem worsened during the Covid-19 outbreak, creating challenges for routine dialysis.

Age information and Wikipedia for Ambika Rao

More than 200 South Indian films have included Ambika since she started appearing as a kid performer. Her career as a heroine began with the Malayalam film Seetha, which was released very late in her life.

However, owing of films like Neelathaamara and Lejjavathi, she did start acting frequently after a few years, appearing not just in Malayalam but also in Tamil and Kannada. At the time of her passing, she was 60 years old.

Husband of Ambika Rao

She had been through a divorce. Her father is Marathi, and her mother is Malayalee. In an earlier interview, Ambika stated that her father had allowed her and her brothers the opportunity to pursue artistic pursuits.

Ambika married Premkumar Menon, an NRI from the USA, in 1988. But they separated in 1996. She next had a brief marriage to actor Ravikant in 2000. In 2022, she divorced her second husband.

Career of Ambika Rao

K. Bhagyaraj originally presented Ambika in his 1981 film Andha 7 Naatkal. Numerous leading performers from her era have starred in Ambika’s works, including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dileep, Shankar, N.T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Dr. Rajkumar, and Ambarish.

She had a flourishing acting career in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam movies in the 1980s. In Tamil and Malayalam, she took on some challenging roles, displaying her talent and adaptability. In Kannada, she portrays a charming character.

The song “Rain Song,” which she performed with Ambareesh, is widely broadcast on television and is recognised as groundbreaking in a conventional sector. In the hugely popular Malayalam film Rajavinte Makan, she co-starred with Mohanlal in 1986. The next year, she and he co-starred in the well-known movie Irupatham Noottandu.