K. R. Ambika| 1hr : 29mins
Director: Vishnu Mathur | Producer: C. S. Lakshmi
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: India
K.R. Ambika is a theatre artiste who acts in folk and musical dramas performed in villages and towns. She is the daughter of Thadikombu Ponniah and Kokilam. Her father Ponniah was famous as an artiste and as a drama teacher. He played female lead roles, generally referred to as stree-part. Ambika began to act in plays at a very young age and began playing male lead roles generally referred to as raja-part, from the age of eleven. Ambika has won several awards for her contribution to art. This video documentation of Ambika's life and work was done in Melalakshmanampatti and in Karur, Tamilnadu, where Ambika lives.