Malayalam actor Ambika passes away due to Covid complications

Wednesday 13th July 2022 08:08 EDT

Seasoned actor and filmmaker Ambika Rao passed away last week. She was undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments after she contracted a Covid-19 infection. She passed away in a private hospital in Kochi at the age of 58. Ambika had been undergoing treatment for her kidney problems for a long time. However, her ailments did not stop her from pursuing her career in movies.

She forayed into the film industry as an assistant director in early 2000. She has assisted several directors, including Balachandra Menon, Anwar Rasheed, Shafi, and Vinayan. She also acted in many movies. Recently, she made a mark with her performances in hit films like ‘Virus’ and ‘Kumbalangi Nights’.

The members of the Malayalam film fraternity had extended their condolences on the passing of Ambika. “Rest in peace Ambika Chechi,” tweeted actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran. “Rest in everlasting peace Chechi!! ……Ambika Rao…..(sic),” wrote Kunchacko Boban. Malayalam superstars Mohanlal and Mammootty also condoled the passing of Ambika on their social media pages. Ambika is survived by her two children, Rahul and Sohan.

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