Malayalam actor and assistant director Ambika Rao, who is best known for her performance in ‘Kumbalangi Nights’

She passed away on Monday (June 27) night, after suffering from a cardiac arrest. She was 58. 

Ambika breathed her last around 10.30 pm at a private hospital in Ernakulam. 

She was reportedly undergoing treatment after contracting COVID-19.

Ambika Rao entered the movie industry as an assistant director with the 2002 release ‘Krishna Gopalakrishna’ helmed by Balachandra Menon. 

She has also acted in many movies including Dileep starrer blockbuster ‘Meesha Madhavan’, ‘Salt and Pepper’, the recent releases ‘Anuraga Karikkin Vellam’, ‘Thamasha’ and ‘Vellam’.

Ambika Rao shot to fame after appearing in Madhu C Narayanan’s directorial ‘Kumbalangi Nights’.

Ambika Rao is survived by her children - Rahul and Sohan.

Malayalam movie stars, and technicians mourned the untimely demise of Ambika Rao.