Decorated with the National Award, Kamala Award by the Craft Council Of India, World Craft Council Award from UNESCO, and various other Prestigious Awards, Ambika Devi is one of the biggest ambassadors of Madhubani painting all across the world.
Born and Brought up in Mithila region of Bihar, the Place of Origin of Madhubani Art, Ambika Devi is a respected name among the admirers of ageless art.
Madhubani art, also known as Mithila painting, originated in the ancient kingdom of Mithilanchal and roots back to the days of Ramayana. Colored in free hand figures with natural colors, this rich style of art depicts scenes from Hindu mythologies, Gods and Goddesses, Nature and daily life.
Greatly inspired by her mother, Leela Devi, who herself has earned awards in Madhubani painting, Ambika Devi started Painting at the age of 12, and since then she has relentlessly strived hard to create quality work so that the Art gets its due Respect and Recognition.
Decorated with the National Award, Kamala Award by the Craft Council Of India, World Craft Council Award from UNESCO and various other Prestigious Awards, Ambika Devi is an ambassador of her culture wherever she visits, and she carries it out with responsibility.
She has introduced scores of national and international students to this art form, whenever the opportunities presented itself, with the sole intention to Preserve, Promote and add new facets to this ancient art, to make it reach a wider audience.
She recounts her days of struggle. “I come from a humble family and had my share of rough patches in life as we had to struggle to make ends meet. I helped by working from home as well as in farming. At night, we would paint. As they say, life is a struggle and there is nothing like the joy and satisfaction of overcoming your difficulties “-She says smilingly.