The famous cute Hathi family is a well-fed voluptuous family. Even the extended family members are quite healthy.
The Hathi family is a family of three, Dr. Hansraj Hathi (Father), Komal Hathi (Mother), Goli (Son).
The character of Komal is played by Ambika Ranjankar. She has also been a part of South Indian Television.
In the small-screen industry, many serials are launched and after a couple of months or a year, they are taken out of the channels. But Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been successful in entertaining the audience for over 12 years now. Ambika Ranjankar has been a part of the sit-com since day 1.
Ambika made her debut with the serial ‘PA Saab’ (1992). She then worked in many serials such as, ‘Filmi Chakkar’ (1993), ‘Hal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka’ (1994), ‘Main Office Tere Aangan Ki’ (2003), ‘Ek Pocket Expectation’ (2007).
She made her movie debut with director Priyadarshan, in the movie, ‘Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar’ in 2001.
She has actively worked as a theatre actor and has appeared in a number of plays including’ Chal Ud Jaa Re Panchi’ 1992, ‘Jhootam Sharanam Gachhami’ 1993, ‘Jhootam A 1 Sundaram’ 1996, ‘Panun Kashmir’ 1994, and ‘Hum Le Gaye Tum Rahe Gaye’ 2005. Other than that, she has also appeared in the Marathi and Gujarati theatre.
She studied at St. Thomas High School & Junior College in Goregaon, Maharashtra from 1977 to 1990.
Ambika started attending Mithibai College in 1990 and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1995.
Apart from acting, Ambika is a very good singer and a voice-over artist.
Ambika has been a part of the TMKOC franchise since the very beginning (2008), under the production of Neil Telefilms. This show gave Ambika a new identity and she connects with the show a lot and says all of the cast and crew members are like her family.
In an interview Ambika said, the atmosphere on the set reminds her of home. Everybody is like family and the set is like a second home for her.
Ambika is very active on Social Media she posts pictures and videos of her shooting on set with her friends. Ambika’s husband, Arun Ranjankar is also in the same industry, as a Film director. They have a son named Atharva Ranjankar.
According to the media reports Ambika earns about 25-30k per episode for the role of Komal Hathi on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.