Bengaluru: Actor-turned politician Sumalatha Ambareesh will be the next guest on Weekend With Ramesh show.

Sumalatha was recently elected as the MP from Mandya constituency in Karnataka. She fought the Lok Sabha election as an independent (supported by BJP) and defeated JD(S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy by over one lakh votes.

Weekend With Ramesh is one of the most popular shows in Kannada and last week's show with Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and wife Sudha Murthy was a huge hit.

This week, Sumalatha Ambareesh will speak her heart out from her personal life to professional life, for the first time after winning the election.

The episode featuring Sumalatha's husband Ambareesh (actor-politician), who died in November last year, was aired on January 23 and 24 in 2016.

Sumalatha is a popular actress in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industry. She has also acted in Hindi films.

She has won many awards including Devar's Best New Face Award for Thisai Maariya Paravaigal (1979); Nandi Best Actress award for Shrutilayalu (1987); Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress for New Delhi and Thoovanathumbikal (1987) and Isabella (1988); Lux Award for Best Actress for New Delhi (1987).