Actor Ambareesh Biography and Career
Malavalli Huchchegowda Amarnath popularly known by his screen name Actor Ambareesh. He was born on 29 May 1952 and he died on 24 November 2018. He was born in Doddarasinakere village of Mandya district in the erstwhile Mysore State (now in Karnataka). He was an Indian actor, media personality, politician belong from the state of Karnataka. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, films and family of Actor Ambareesh so read the article till the end.
He was born to Hucchegowda and Padmamma. He was the sixth of seven children of their parents. His granduncle was the violinist, Chowdiah. Alongside Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan, he is counted in Kannada cinema’s “triumvirate” as its most celebrated actor.
Short biography of Actor Ambareesh
Actor Ambareesh completed his schooling in Mandya before moving to Mysore for higher studies. While the eminent Kannada film director Puttanna Kanagal was in search of a new face to play a brief antagonist role for his upcoming film, one of Ambareesh’s close friends, Sangram Singh, suggested his name for the screen test against his wishes.
At his screen test, he was asked to walk in a certain fashion, utter a dialogue and toss a cigarette in his mouth. Impressed, Kanagal cast him in his 1972 film Naagarahaavu.
In 1984 Ambareesh developed a friendship with actress Sumalatha after they first met at the sets of the Kannada film Aahuti. They become more closer to each other during 1987 when they worked together again with New Delhi. After he proposed for marriage to her then two years later they get married on 8 December 1991. Their only child, Abhishek Gowda, is also an actor.
Actor Ambareesh was remembered for his friendship, mostly with his contemporaries of the 1980s and across film industries of South India. In their friend list Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suhasini Maniratnam, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh Daggubati, R. Sarathkumar, Raadhika, Jayaram, Naresh, Arjun Sarja, Ramesh Aravind among others were included. In 2017 Ambareesh also hosted their third reunion.
He also maintained a close relationship with Vishnuvardhan ever since they made their debut together in films with Naagarahaavu in 1972, till the latter’s death in 2009.
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Actor Ambareesh debut in film industry in Puttanna Kanagal’s National Award winning Kannada film Naagarahaavu (1972). Ambareesh’s acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic and supporting characters.
After establishing himself as a lead actor portraying rebellious characters on screen in several commercially successful films, he earned the moniker “rebel star”. He also earned the nickname Mandyada Gandu (Man of Mandya) and continues to hold a matinee idol status in the popular culture of Karnataka.
Actor Ambareesh appeared in about 208 films, including other films of Kanagal such as Paduvaaralli Pandavaru, Shubhamangala, Masanada Hoovu and Ranganayaki (1981). In the year 2010, Ambareesh had acted in most films as lead actor in Kannada films, surpassing Rajkumar’s record of 206 films as a lead actor and Vishnuvardhan’s record of 230 films (including Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films) as a lead actor. The record has not been broken yet. He also work as a supporting actor many times at the beginning of their career.
Ambareesh joined the Indian National Congress (INC) ahead of the assembly election in 1994. After joining politics Ambareesh became a three-time member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament representing Mandya.
At first from Janata Dal and the latter two times from the Indian National Congress, a member of which he remained till his death. During the third term, he briefly served as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, between October 2006 and February 2007, as part of the First Manmohan Singh ministry.
Random biography facts about Actor Ambareesh
He received many national and international awards as an actor.
Besides all that he wins State Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South during his acting career, Ambareesh was honoured with the honorary doctorate by the Karnatak University in 2013.
He is also a recipient NTR National Award, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South and Dr. Vishnuvardhan Award, all awarded recognizing lifetime achievements and contribution to cinema. Having suffered from a breathing problem in 2014, Ambareesh died four years later in 2018.
Between 2013 and 2016, he was a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and served as the Minister of Housing during the time as part of the Siddaramaiah cabinet.
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