|Sabeetha Perera |
Warnakulasuriya Uswattha Liyanage Sabeetha Janaki Perera|
1 December 1962
Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka
|Years active||1967 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Don Upali Jayasinghe (m. 1996)|
|Awards||1985 and 1988 Sarasaviya Best Actress Award|
|Website||Sabeetha Perera on Facebook|
Warnakulasuriya Uswattha Liyanage Sabeetha Janaki Perera, popularly as Sabeetha Perera (born in December 1, 1962 as සබීතා පෙරේරා [Sinhala]) is an award winning Sri Lankan actress, mainly works in cinema and television. She has received a number of awards for her acting, including the Sarasaviya, OCIC, Presidential and the Swarna Shanka.
Sabeetha was born on 1 December 1962 as the third of the four daughters to famous actor and director W.O.L Stanley Perera and famous actress Shri Kavilakshana Panditha Koralage Girlie Gunewardane. They lived in mother's home town, Mount Lavinia in early days and attended to Visakha Montessori for primary education and then to Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo. After few years, they moved to father's home town Wennappuwa and completed her secondary education from Holy Family Convent, Wennappuwa.
Sabeetha started her cinema career at the age of 3 years, when he played the role of daughter in her own father's film Ivasana Dana. Then she acted as the daughter of her own mother in the film Hathara Kendaraya. After the role in Yasapalitha Nanayakkara’s film `Rosy, Sabeetha staged Pakistani film career. The Sinhala titled Sadaakal Randeva which was based on the novel Never say Good Bye screened in Pakistan as Kabi Al Vidana Kena. The film became a blockbuster hit in both countries as well. This induced Pakistani film makers to introduce Sabeetha for further Pakistani films and she completed 17 Urdu films at the end.
After her first Pakistani film Sadaakal Randeva, she then acted many Pakistani films such as Nadiya, Zameen Aur Aasman, Sabke Baap, Mashbu, Aagh Hi Aagh, Ruby, Donkaraya, Ayya Nago, Sebaliyo, Okkoma Hawul and Chandi Kello. Some of these are collaborated production works by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Sabeetha won most popular award at Pakistan film festival for her role in the film Bobby. She also awarded with Al-Shakar Award for the Best Actress at the festival for her role in film Nadiya.
The first dramatic role of Sabeetha came through the film Deveni Gamana. For the role, she was awarded with Best Actress at the 1985 Sarasaviya Awards. Then her critically acclaimed roles came through Viragaya and Sisisa Gini Gani films. The role Bathee in Viragaya and Annette in Sisila Gini Gani are rated as the best ever roles played by Sabeetha.
Though she actively engaged in cinema industry more often, she also acted few television serials, such as Ran Kahawanu, Pitagamkarayo, Esala Kaluwara, Akala Sandya and Bharyawo. Sabeetha also acted in the stage drama Age Nama Rathi.
- No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.
|1968||Kannada||Goa Dalli CID 999|
|1977||379||Tom Pachaya||Young Chaminda|
|1983||549||Siv Ranga Sena|
|1983||571||Monara Thenna 2|
|1985||620||Channai Kello Dennai|
|1987||654||Hitha Honda Chandiya||Kusala|
|1989||691||Nommara 17||Vasanthi / Mahesh's mother|
|1990||697||Dase Mal Pipila|
|1991||723||Obata Pamanai Adare|
|1991||730||Love In Bangkok||Roshen, Shalika|
|1991||743||Sisila Gini Gani||Annette|
|1992||746||Raja Daruwo||Sharine Jayasekara|
|1992||747||Bajar Eke Chandiya|
|1992||767||Rajek Wage Puthek|
|1993||776||Sasara Sarisarana Thek Oba Mage|
|1993||778||Surayan Athara Veeraya||Nirmala|
|1993||780||Come O Go Chicago||Mali|
|1994||818||Hallo My Darling|
|1994||Pakistani||Sab Ke Baap|
|1996||Mana Mohini||Mohini 'Sangeetha' / Rajiv's Aunt|
|2001||950||Oba Koheda Priye|
|2001||951||Oba Magema Wewa||Poornaa|
|2003||1002||Vala In London||Nayomi|
|2008||1111||Aba||Princess Unmaada Chithra|
|2015||1233||Maharaja Ajasath||Kosala Devi|
|2015||1238||Address Na||Mudukkuwe Sandya|
|1980||Adara Geethya||Merit Award||Won|
|1985||Deveni Gamana||Best Actress Award||Won|
|1988||Rasa Rahasak||Best Actress Award||Won|
|Up and Coming Actress Award||Won|
|1988||Podi Wije||Best Actress Award||Won|
|1992||Sisila Gini Gani||Best Actress Award||Won|
Derana Sunsilk Film Awards
|2016||Address Na||Best Actress in a Supportive Role||Won|
Pakistani Film Corporation
|2008||Special Award for Contribution||Won|
- "Sabeetha Perera". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- "Blend of love, stardom and business". The Sunday Observer. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "Journey of Sabeetha". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
- "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Big winners at Derana Film Awards 2016". Ada Derana. Retrieved 11 March 2017.