Shihan Mihiranga Bennet
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|Birth name||Shihan Mihiranga Bennet|
March 18, 1985 |
Weliweriya, Sri Lanka
|Genres||Alternative Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul Blues and of course Unplugged anything with Acoustic instruments|
|Labels||M entertainment, Dreamz|
Shihan Mihiranga( born 18 March 1985), is a Sri Lankan singer, composer and songwriter. He finished in fifth place on the first season of Sirasa Superstar, an idol program in Sri Lanka on the lines of American Idol. He released his first album 'Dreams of Shihan' in 2006. Then in 2008 he released his second album, Dreamz 2 - My Life. Despite being the 5th position in Sirasa Super Star, season 1, Shihan was highly impressed and is popular than all other young singers ever in Super Star arena and Shihan is called as Dream Boy of the youth in Sri Lanka.
In Sirasa Superstar season 4 which was renamed as 'Generation 4', Shihan compered the program along with Nirosha Perera-Yawwane Sihina Yata Daelwune
Also, he was featured on and vocalized the theme song of Sirasa Superstar, Generation 4.
His album, Dreams of Shihan, won the Most Popular Album award in 2006.
He currently acts as the Brand Ambassador for Mobitel Smart 5, and Tiara Rollo cake.
Early life and background
Shihan was born on 18 March 1985 to Tyronne Bennet and Nilu Mallika.His Father,Tyronne Bennet is a Music Engineer.He has a sister,Shanika Mihiravi.He studied at De Mazenod College, Kandana.
Shihan Mihiranga married Gishni Clementa Silva in January 25 2012 .Their love story had reportedly started 9 years ago and it was a secret to media till now.
The wedding held at St. Mary’s church in Nayakakanda, Hendala . Reports say that the lovebirds were intent on keeping the event low scale and away from the attention of the media. Clementa is the daughter of Upali Silva, who is a PTI of Shihan’s school.The wedding photography was done by Dayan Witharana.
Music videos and choreography
Shihan MIhiranga released his first music video "Ada Thaniyen maa" which was a super hit in Sri Lanka.Later it won the most popular music video award at Derana Music Video Awards.He then released videos for several hit songs of his two albums.His music videos like "Sewwandiye","Sulagakwela","Mata Nelaganna Bari","Wassane","Obama dai" and "Mihirawiye" were among most popular music videos in Sri Lanka. Later he went on to sing in Several Sinhala movies.He was the main playback singer in the movie "suwada danuna jeewithe".His songs from the movie were hits in Sri Lanka.His next playback singing was the song "Raya Pibidee" for the movie "Super Six".
|Dreams of shihan||2006|
|Dreamz 2 - My Life||2008|
|Dreamz of Shihan album included songs|
|1.||"A Sonduru Samanal Wiye" (Album Version)||04.48|
|2.||"Ada thaniyen maa" (Song video won the most popular video of the year in Derana music video awards 2009.)||04.26|
|3.||"Asa gatena" (Album Version)||04.16|
|4.||"Hitha hadana welawe" (Album Version)||03.47|
|5.||"Nethu Kadahalena Tharuwak Wage" (Album Version)||03.56|
|6.||"Oba Dutuwa A dine" (Album Version)|
|7.||"Obe Senehe Dewatemin" (Album Version)||04.15|
|8.||"Sithin Pathanna Maa" (Album Version)||03.45|
|9.||"Sudo Sudu Aadare" (Album Version)|
|10.||"Sudu Rosa Mal Watila Thibuna" (Album Version)|
|Dreamz 2-My Life album included songs|
|1.||"Aadare Hegumata Idadenna" (Album Version)||03.24|
|3.||"Kiyannepa" (Album Version)|
|4.||"Mathakai Hitha Haduwa Edaa" (Album Version)||04.28|
|5.||"Mathakai Obe Muwe Sina" (Album Version)||04.09|
|6.||"Oba Giya" (Album Version)|
|7.||"Oya Ruwa Dutuwita" (Album Version)||03.34|
|8.||"Obata Maa" (Album Version)||04.51|
|9.||"Paaya Neela Ambare" (Album Version)||03.58|
|10.||"Pini Bindu" (Album Version)|
|11.||"Pini Poda Watena Arunalle" (Album Version)||04.23|
|12.||"Sihinaye Paawela Awith" (Album Version)||04.00|
|13.||"Sina Mal Kekulu Pubudaa" (Album Version)||04.28|
|14.||"Sulangak Wela" (Album Version)||04.12|
Single Song Tracks Released
|1.||"Maa Dase Wedana ( Remake )" (Solo Track Version)||04.28|
|2.||"Mage Hithata Eya Denuna" (Solo Track Version)||04.30|
|3.||"Me As Diha Balan" (Solo Track Version)||03.24|
|4.||"Perada Mawu Sina ( Film Song )" (Solo Track Version)||04.13|
|5.||"Ron Suwada Dena ( Duet with female singer Uresha Ravihari as a Film Song )" (Solo Track Version)||04.00|
|6.||"Ra Sihinen ( Remake of Original song of singer Namal Udugama )" (Solo Track Version)||03.45|
|7.||"Oba Kauruda" (Solo Track Version)||04.39|
|8.||"Thaniyen Ipadunu Nisa" (Solo Track Version)||03.26|