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Ambareesh Profile

  • Name:
  • Ambareesh
  • Born:
  • May 29, 1952
  • Spouse:
  • Sumalatha

Ambareesh Biography

Ambareesh is a film actor and a prominent politician from Karnataka state. His full name is Malavallii Huche Gowda Amarnath and also known by the names, M. H. Amarnath or Ambaresh. He's currently the MLA of the Mandya constituency and Minister of Housing for the Karnataka State. Ambareesha nd Vishnuvardhan debuted together in Nagarahavu under Putanna's direction and remained real life friends who witnessed their laughs and frowns till Vishnuvardhan parted in 2009. Since 1998, he participates in Assembly elections and has been elected always. He has also served as Minister of State, in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, from 24 October 2006 to 2008. He also remained the Deputy president of KPCC in the year 2012. He is married to noted south Indian actress, Sumalatha. They have shared screen in Aahuti, Avatara Purusha, Sri Manjunatha and Kallarali Hoovagi.


Ambareesh was born in Doddarasinakere village in Mandya district. His grandfather was the legendary violinist Tirumakudalu Chowdiah and his childhood was spent under his grandfather’s shadow. He had 6 siblings. He did his formal studies from Mysore. In 1971, Puttanna was hunting for new faces to cast in his new movie Naagarahaavu. He got the role and he played a small role named Jaleel. His dialogue "Bulbul maatadakkilva" became so popular. He later did the same role in its Hindi remake, Zehreela Insaan. As a hero, his first movie was Amarnath and got success with the movie, Antha. The movie was a huge hit in 1980 and its dialogue, "Kutte, Kanwar nahi, Kanwar Lal bolo” became popular. Ambareesh acted in 208 films, including hit movies directed by Puttanna Kanagal, Paduvaaralli Pandavaru, Shuba Mangala and Ranganayaki.


As a politician, he started with Congress party and later went to Janata Dal and was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mandya Parliamentary Constituency. After that, he has been active in politics serving for Janata dal party.

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Updated: March 19, 2014

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