Aruni Rajapaksha

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Aruni Rajapaksha
Sinhalese Girl Wearing A Traditional Kandyan Saree (Osaria)-1.jpg
Born Aruni Madusha Rajapaksha
(1984-01-05) 5 January 1984 (age 34)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Occupation Actress, Model
Height 5 7'
Awards Miss Sri Lanka (2007)

Aruni Madusha Rajapaksha (Sinhalese: අරුණි රාජපක්ෂ; born 5 January 1984) is a Sri Lankan film actress,[1] model and a TV presenter. She was crowned Miss Sri Lanka in 2007[2][3] and had represented Sri Lanka at the Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant. She also participated for Miss International 2007 and eligible to enter to top 15 list.[4]

Early life[edit]

Aruni Rajapaksha was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Her father is a retired Police Inspector.[citation needed] She studied at the Swarnamali Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy. She was an active participant in several drug prevention activities during her school life.[citation needed] After the G.C E Advanced Level examination in the Arts stream, Aruni joined the Kandy Technical College to do a secretarial course. However, she involved in organizing fashion shows in Kandy which led her to do modelling.[5]

As a beauty queen[edit]

In 2004 Aruni won Udarata Menike title and Capri Beauty queen 2005 crown.[citation needed] It was the first success step for her career as a model.[6]

She was Miss Sri Lanka 2007 for the Miss Universe competition in 2008. She has also competed in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2007 (China) and Miss International 2007 (Japan) competitions.[7]

In 2012 Aruni won the 3rd place at 2nd edition of Bride of the World 2012 competition held in Macau, China.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2012 Super six Sherin Main actress
2015 Maharaja Gemunu Kalu Menika Supportive actress
2015 Address Na (No Address)[10] Nathalia Supportive actress
2016 Paththini Madhavi Supportive actress
2016 Adaraneeya Kathawak (A Melody of Love)[11] Dewli Musical movie

Career as a host[edit]

Aruni hosted TV show 'Niwaduwata travel ekak' on Hiru TV.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aruni Rajapaksha". National film corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Aruni, Lanka's new queen". sundaytimes.lk. 2007-04-15. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Aruni Rajapakse crowned Queen". lankapage.wordpress.com. 2007-04-09. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Lankan beauties don't miss this opportunity!". sundaytimes.lk. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  5. ^ Dhananjani Silva (2007-04-22). "It was one goal at a time for this Kandy lamissi". 
  6. ^ Lakna Paranamanna (2008-12-14). "Udarata Menike on the ramp". 
  7. ^ Dhananjani Silva (2008-08-17). "'A peek into 80 different countries'". 
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka's Aruni Rajapaksha 3rd place at Bride of the World 2012". elankanews.com. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Woman of value!". dailynews.lk. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  10. ^ "'Address Nehe' A plot about people without address". sundaytimes.lk. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  11. ^ "'Adaraneeya Kathawak' completes shooting". sundaytimes.lk. 2014-08-24. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  12. ^ "travel and living". hirutv.lk. Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 

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