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Ambareesh

Birthday
29 May 1952 (Age 62)
Biography
Malavallii Huche Gowda Ambareesh or M.H.Ambaresh (Kannada:ಅಂಬರೀಶ್) (known as Rebel-Star and Mandya-da Gandu) born at Maddur Taluk in Mandya District of Karnataka State is a Kannada film actor. He is also a prominent politician from Karnataka state.

Early life
Ambarish was born in the village Malavalli,of Mandya district in Karnataka. His grandfather was the legendary violinist T. Choudayya {the famous Choudayya memorial hall and Choudayya Rd.in Bangalore are named after him.}. He was the 6th of 7 children and the youngest among the brothers. Born as Amarnath and his father, Mysore Huche Gowda, was a gentle and generous person. Ambrish's childhood was very much under his famous, musician , and maternal grandfather's shadow. Theirs was a large joint family in Mysore and that’s where he started his formal studies.

Film career
In the golden era of Kannada movies, the 70s,Puttanna Kanagal was the name, which spelt magic in the Kannada film industry. A maker of several big hits, he was respected by critics as well as the masses. He was known as a man who could even make a stone emote.In 1971, Puttanna was hunting for new faces to cast in his new movie "Nagara Havu and Ambrish's good friend , Sangram suggested his name for a screen test much against his wishes. When the day of the screen test dawned,Ambarish went into hiding and poor Sangram was left desperately hunting for him.

When he finally managed to locate him, he had to literally drag him to the studios [the famous Premier studios in Mysore]. The enigmatic director took one look at him and asked him go put on his make-up and get ready for his test. Ambi was so sure that he would flunk in this test.He was tested for a small but powerful part of an eve-teasing college boy and he was okayed for the part.

The film [also introduced Vishnuvardan another future super star as the hero ,] went on to create history in the Karnataka movie industry. Ambrish , though playing a small role named "Jaleel", cornered a lot of attention and the Kannada industry got a new young villain. HE played the same role when the film was remaked in Hindi as JEHERILLA INSAN(may be the first kannada actor who stepped to Hindi)

Ambrish became a hero with a film titled "Amarnath" . But he first success as a hero in a film directed by his old , close friend Rajendra Singh Babu .The year was 1980 and the film was "Antha" , a record-breaking hit.The movie was remade into Hindi,Tamil and Telugu.here he played a famous role called 'KANWAR LAL'his famous dialogue was "KUTTE KANWAR NAHI KANWAR LAL BOLO"

Ambareesh acted in over 200 films, including Puttanna Kanagal movies like Paduvara Halli Panddavaru, Shuba Mangala and Ranganayaki.

Ambareesh played in many films as the angry young man of the 1980s, and several films were tailor-made accordingly. The earliest of them was the political satire "Antha" (1981), directed by Mr. Rajendra Singh Babu and remade into Hindi and Tamil. This controversial film was the first in India to depict politicians and government officials as corrput and villainous. Chakravyuha and "New Delhi" were made on the same lines, the first remade into Hindi as "Inqulaab", starring Amitabh Bachchan and the second a remake of the Malayalam hit of the same name. His other notable films include Ranganayaki, Tony, Rani Maharani, Olavina Udugore, Hrudaya Haaditu, Hongkongnalli Agent Amar, Mannina Doni and Oda Huttidavaru. His performance in "Masanada Hoovu", "Elu Suttina Kote" and the Malayalam film "Gaanam" were critically acclaimed.He also acted with legend DR RAJKUMAR.HE is ever green friend of all actors in India
[edit] Political career

Ambareesh was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mandya Parliamentary Constituency as member of the Janata Dal. He later joined the Indian National Congress and has since continued to represent the same Mandya Lok Sabha constituency for two more terms. He was minister of state for Information and Broadcasting in the 14th Lok Sabha, but resigned over his dissatisfaction with the Cauvery Dispute Tribunal award, though the resignation was not formally accepted. He was defeated in the May 2009 General Elections.

During the course of his public life, he has held the following positions:

    * Member, 12th Lok Sabha: 1998
    * Member, Parliament Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals : 1998-99
    * Member, Parliament Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
    * Member, Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
    * Member, 13th Lok Sabha
    * Member, Parliament Committee on Communications
    * Member, Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
    * Member, Parliament Committee on Human Resource Development
    * Member, 14th Lok Sabha
    * Member, Parliament Committee on Health and Family Welfare
    * Minister of State, in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, since 24 October 2006.
    * Resigned as the Minister of state in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, protesting against the injustice done to Karnataka by cauvery dispute tribunal.

Minister in UPA
M.H. Ambareesh joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. He took the oath on 24 October 2006. He however resigned from the Union Council of Ministers over the cauvery issue[citation needed].

Personal life
Amabareesh married actress Sumalatha in December 1991 at the age of 39 and they have a son named Abhishek.
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