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Ambareesh Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 23, 2019

Short Biography

Ambareesh was born on 29-05-1952 in Doddarasinakere, Mandya in the state of Karnataka, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Politician & Media Personality who known for his work in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Bollywood films.

Other Name: Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath, M. H. Amarnath
Other Professions: Politician Media Personality
Appearance: Kannada Tamil Malayalam Telugu Bollywood

Ambareesh Complete Bio & Career

Ambareesh did his schooling from Mandya. After his school studies, for higher studies, he moved to Saraswathipuram (Mysore). He was an unsociable factor with a group of associates at the Maharani's college Mysore. He was more inclined to make his career in the film industry since his childhood. For his debut film, he first gave the screen test, and during this screening he had to exhibit the unique style to cast for this film, he was succeeded to impress the film casting team. Despite he was cast in the Puttanna Kanagal's film Naagarahaavu-1972 as Jaleela.In, which he played a supporting role. In 1974, he made his acting debut in Hindi films from the film Zehreela Insaan starring   Moushumi Chatterjee, Rishi Kapoor, and Neetu Singh.

He was one of the Kannada superstars who surpassed the legendary Kannada actor Rajkumar for doing the max no of films as a lead actor in Kannada films; he did 208 films as compared to Rajkumar's 206 films. This is one of the records set by Ambareesh in the history of Kannada films. In the early phase of his film career, he despite supported many struggling actors and gave their career a new direction for helping them to establish in the film industry.

In 80’s, he became famous by portraying the max of his role as an angry young man in the Kannada films. In 1985, he appeared in the Puttanna Kanagal's Kannada film Masanada Hoovu as Bangaru. He impressed the audiences as well as film critics by his unmatched acting. For that film, he won the Karnataka State Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor. And in 1986, he was cast in the film Olavina Udugore which was directed by D. Rajendra Babu and he portrayed the role of a Dr Suresh, he won his career first ever Filmfare award for the category of Best Actor.

His great performance in some of the Kannada successful and hit films such as Hrudaya Haadithu, Mouna Raga Elu Sutinaa Kote and Mamateya Madilu. He also acted with legend Rajkumar. In 1994, he began his political journey by joining the Congress party for the assembly elections. He was assigned for the role of campaigning in the elections for party despite getting the ticket very late. He left the party after his association of 2 years in spite he refused to get a  ticket for the general election in 1996. For the 1998 general election, he joined the Janta Dal for contesting in the elections from Mandya seat. He was fortunate to win this time by huge vote difference from the INC candidate for the constituency of Mandya Lok Sabha. He was the Information & Broadcasting minister in the14th (Lok Sabha) under the state govt.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 24-11-2018 in Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India at the age of 66 due to cardiac arrest.

DEATHDAY 24 November,2018 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Bengaluru, Karnataka

Ambareesh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Ambareesh was born to Huche Gowda and Padmamma. He was married to the co-star Sumalatha till his death in 2018. He had a son named Abishek Ambareesh.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Doddarasinakere
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School N/A
College Vijaya College, Bangalore
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling, Reading & Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Kannada Film - Naagarahaavu (1972)
Best Movies Antha (1982), Masanada Hoovu (1985), Olavina Udugore (1987), Bulbul (2013), Ambi Ning Vayassaytho (2018) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 4.30 Crore (2014)
Official Website N/A
Political Career 12th Lok Sabha Member: 1998 to 1999
13th Lok Sabha Member: 1999 to 2004
14th Lok Sabha Member: 2004 to 2009
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: 24-10-2006 to 2008.


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Sridevi Kapoor
Favorite Actor Shatrughan Sinha , Rajinikanth , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Place New York
Favorite Food Fish Curry

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ambareesh

  • Ambareesh is also called as Rebel Star, for his rebel acting in the movies.
  • He was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at TV9 Sandalwood Star Awards.
  • In 2013, he awarded as the Honorary Doctorate from the Karnataka University, Dharwad.
  • In 1991, he married actress Sumalatha.
  • He Received the NTR National Award for the year 2005.
  • He made his acting journey from the Puttanna Kanagal's film titled Naagarahaavu in 1972.
  • Kannada actor, as well as politician Ambareesh, died of heart attack in a private hospital at the age of 66.

Ambareesh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ambareesh was 66 years 5 months & 26 days old age.