Ambika Rao is an Indian actress. She was born in Kerala, India. To date Ambika Rao has worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry and her art work has been released in Malayalam language films. Ambika Rao is an actor and assistant director, better known as Smarana (2016), Kumbalangi Nights (2019) and Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015). Malayalam actress Ambika Rao has appealed for medical help. The Kumbalangi Nights actor has been suffering from severe kidney failure since 2017 and has been undergoing dialysis for a year. You need dialysis twice a week. It was her brother Aji, a percussion performer, who took care of her treatment. However, three months ago, she suffered a severe stroke and had to be cared for. It was then that she decided to seek help from others.The Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) was helping him get treatment, but she faced major financial problems after COVID-19 led to a state of closure. Since no films were made, she struggled to raise money for her and her brother's treatment. Ambika worked in the Malayalam film industry as an assistant director and supporting actor.
Some of her latest films include Virus and Kumbalangi Nights. She has also tried to raise money through the mass fundraiser Ketto. Ambika said it costs about Rs 60,000 a month for both of their treatments. She added that she needed Rs 10 lakh to cover medical expenses. Ketto link here. To date, Ambika has raised Rs 75,000 per Ketto and actor
has reportedly promised to give her Rs 1 lakh. Ambika Rao starred in films such as Meeshamadhavan,
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
and served as assistant director in Thommanum Makkalum, Salt and Pepper, Rajamanikyam and Vellinakshatram. Her character in Kumbalangi Nights as mother-in-law of
was remarkable. She entered the profession at the age of 36, as the assistant director of Krishna Gopalakrishna directed by
. Earlier in the interview, she said she had to stop a few projects due to frequent blood clots.