Darbha Appaji Ambarisha

Darbha Appaji Ambarisha


Appaji Ambarisha Darbha (a.k.a Appaji, Ambarisha) is a Telugu Actor who primarily appears in South India films. He is fifth child of renowned press editor and Publisher Darbha Venkata Rama Shastri (Ramsha) and Siriesha. Born in Samalkota, East Godavari, Appaji is also recognised for his unicode contributions to Telugu scripture. He made his film debut in 2011 with Allani Sridhar‘s Thathagatha Gowthama Budha, then followed by his other appearances in films like Malli Raava, Subhalekha + Lu, N.T.R: Mahanayakudu, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Gaddalakonda Ganesh among others.

Early life

Appaji was born in a small town of Samalkota, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh on 1 March 1965. He is the fifth child of Ramsha & Siriesha, renowned publisher and editor of Abhisarika. He finished his early education in his hometown, and went on to graduate from PR Government College, Kakinada.


In 2004, Appaji a digital enthusiast, started his career in advertising and media, and contributed to various companies as a creative director. His contributions towards Telugu scripts/fonts were noted and honoured by various personalities over the years, which were made available to the public.

In 2011, at the World Telugu Congress held in Vijayawada, His font called Ramaneeya was launched, and another set of fonts launched later namely Ponnala, Raviprakash, Lakireddy, Chatura, Peddana, Thimmana, Ramaraja, Tenaliramakrishna, Tana among others. and it wasn’t until Allani Sridhar‘s Tathagata Gowthama Buddha where he took up acting professionally. In a review of the film Ninnu Thalachi, a critic stated that “Darbha Appaji Ambarisha who essayed uncle of Ankitha is effective”.


  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2011Tathagatha Gowthama BudhdhaRishi (Saint)Multilingual film (English, Hindi, Telugu)
2011Life Is BeautifulBridegroom Father
2014PesarattuBhavana’s father
2015Kick 2Doctor
2015PlayerJayadev’s father
2015SrimanthuduMHead of board of directors
2015ShivamInspector General of Police
2015Appatlo OkadundevaduRiya’s father
2016The Ghazi AttackAnanya’s fatherBilingual film (Hindi, Telugu)
2016Janatha GarageIAS Officer
2016Egise TarajuvvaluPrincipal
2017Poorna: Courage Has No LimitTeacherMultilingual film (English, Hindi, Telugu)
2017Mental MadhiloOffice Colleague
2017Yuddham SharanamIAS Officer
2017Malli RaavaMohan
2017JawaanSenior Scientist
2017Rendu Rellu AaruMaggie’s Father
2017Bharat Ane NenuIAS Officer
2017ManuRudra Pratap
2017Ninnu ThalachiAbhiram’s father
2017Touch Chesi ChuduMuslim Politician
2017HusharuArya’s father
2017Subhalekha + LuRamajogayya Shastri
2018Nene MukhyamantriMagistrate
2018Oorantha AnukuntunnaruGauri’s father
2018Padi Padi Leche ManasuGokhale
2018Jamba Lakidi PambaCorporate CEO
2018RanguLara’s father
2018Idam JagathMahati’s father
2018SammohanamActing Coach
2018BhaagamathieCorporate CEOBilingual film (Tamil, Telugu)
2018Srinivasa KalyanamBusinessman
2019N.T.R: KathanayakuduJeevan Reddy
2019ViswasamDoctorTamil film
2019N.T.R: MahanayakuduJeevan Reddy
2019ABCD: American Born Confused DesiCollege Principal
2019Agent Sai Srinivasa AthreyaVasudha’s father
2019BrochevarevaruraVishal’s father
2019Iddari Lokam OkateMahi’s father
2019Gaddalakonda GaneshSridevi’s father
2019BheeshmaPA to Bheeshma
2020MadhaSenior Scientist
202047 DaysJogger in the beach
2020Bhanumathi & RamakrishnaBhanumathi’s father

Awards and accolades

  • 2018 – Ugadi Puraskaram – Honoured by N. Chandrababu Naidu (for Fonts)
  • 2018 – Ugadi Cinema Puraskaram – Versatile Actor Award (Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce)

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