Michelle Dilhara

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Michelle Dilhara
You are a soft breeze photo shoot.jpg
Michelle Dilhara in Book Launch Photo shoot
Born (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 22)
Ragama, Western, Sri Lanka
Occupation Actress,Philanthropist
Years active 2016
Known for Salsapuna,Sidu (Malee 3)
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65m)
Website official website

Michelle Dilhara,(Sinhala:මිෂෙල් දිල්හාරා; born 1 May 1996), is a Sri Lankan teledrama actress,philanthropist and an international Karate gold medalist.She holds the Title of being the most liked person for a Facebook post in Sri Lanka.[1][2] She became popular as "Preethiwa" in Salsapuna Teledrama on Sirasa TV.[3][4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Dilhara was born in Ragama, Sri Lanka in 1996.[citation needed] She undertook her secondary education at Newstead Girls College, Negombo, where she performed in various school plays. In 2013/2014 she successfully completed her Japanese Language Proficiency Test and at the age of eighteen completed her advanced level in arts stream at Newstead.[8]

After she graduated from Newstead she trained at the Abhina Academy where she studied acting under veteran actress, Anoja Weerasinghe. She also studied acting under several other teachers including Damayanthi Fonseka, Randika Wimalasooriya (drama and theatre teacher at Abhiranga Art Centre) and Indian theatre director, Ujjwal Singha.[3][9][10]


In 2016 she brought a group of young children from an orphanage to one of the largest five-star hotels in Sri Lanka for her 21st birthday.She was a voluntary English teacher for many orphanages in Sri Lanka. In 2017 she wanted to change the focus of the youngsters to support poor to stand on their feet rather than wasting time for video games.She had a vision that if one person supports with a kilo of rice to a poor person, there will be at least 20 million rice kilos for the poor.She organized a campaign for her 22nd birthday and she was able to get the support of more than thousand youngsters for this project.They collected more than thousand kilos of rice and gave them to the needy in Pinnakalewattha village.[11]


Michelle Dilhara began her acting career in Salsapuna, a tele-drama telecasted on Sirasa TV. She played the character Preethiwa in Salsapuna, who is widely known to the audience as "Podi Paththarakari". The character speaks about a wealthy girl who leaves her luxury life and lives an ordinary life. She is a journalist who fights against injustice.

Her first major acting roles were in the tele-dramas Emy and Thuththiri. She plays the title role in Emy, and played "Urmila" in Thuththiri, a science fiction series.[9][12][13] in 2017-2018 She has become one of the leading fashion model for cover page modeling for sri lankan paper media.[14][15]

Michelle Dilhara on 'Salsapuna' teledrama Shooting

Appearances on Tele-dramas[edit]


Year Teledrama Role Director Chanel Notes
2016 Dedunai Adare Sub Role Saranga Mendis Derena TV First Teledrama
2016-17 Salsapuna Preethiva (podi Patharakari) Nalan Mendis Sirasa TV Produced by Susuila Productions,
2016 Bodhi Sub Role Sanjaya Nirmal Sirasa TV
2016 Dhara Main Role Mobile Phone App First Mobile Teledrama,Produced by Susila Productions
2017 Emy Main Role Sanjaya Nirmal Produced by Plus one Productions
2018 Sidu (Malee 3) Cameo Appearance for few episodes Derana TV
2018 Sudu Andagena Kalu Awidin Main Role Sunil Costa Pre-Production
2018 Thuthiri Main Role Sanjaya Nirmal Sirasa TV

TV Shows and Programmes[edit]


Program Channel Year Nores
16+ Sirasa TV 2018 Music Programme


  1. ^ "Popular Celebrities in Facebook". Mawbima. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Record braking Sri lankan beautiful Celebrities". Siyatha TV. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Be the difference". Daily News. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "We will not stop the journey - Michelle Dilhara" (in Sinhalese). Rivira. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sankid brings seasonal CHEERS". Daily News. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Michelle Dilhara A blend of altruism and talent". Ceylon Today. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "I like to become a Film Actress". Silumina. 6 Jan 2018. Retrieved 6 Jan 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Fernando, Susitha R. (27 August 2017). "An actress in search of recognition instead of popularity". Sunday Times. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Lu, Milan (26 November 2017). "Living the Dream". Ceylon Today. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "It is important to act more actively than to become more popular" (in Sinhalese). Sarasaviya. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Michelle Dilhara A blend of altruism and talent". Ceylon Today. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others' sake". Middle East North Africa Financial Network, Inc. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  13. ^ ""Thuththiri" new Sinhala Mega Teledrama to make way to small screen soon". Asian Mirror (Pvt) Ltd. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  14. ^ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/03/04/yv/michelle-dilhara
  15. ^ https://www.lkmodelzone.com/model/2651/michelle-dilhara/
  16. ^ "I never had a boyfriend ,nobody ever asked me out". Lakbima. 9 Sep 2018. Retrieved 9 Sep 2018. 
  17. ^ http://sirasatv.lk/2018/07/09/16-2018-07-08/

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