Sabeetha Perera

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Sabeetha Perera
සබීතා පෙරේරා
Born Warnakulasuriya Uswattha Liyanage Sabeetha Janaki Perera
(1962-12-01) 1 December 1962 (age 55)
Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Occupation Actress
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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Acting career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[4]
Year No. Film Role
1967 157 Hathara Kendare Daughter
1967 174 Iwasana Dana Daughter
1968 Kannada Goa Dalli CID 999
1977 379 Tom Pachaya Young Chaminda
1980 464 Sabeetha Sabeetha
1981 500 Bangali Walalu Yaso
1982 505 Sanda Sanda
1982 510 Sakvithi Suwaya Violet
1982 519 Sanasanna Ma
1982 526 Kiri Suwanda Secretary
1982 537 Paramitha Chammi
1982 539 Nawatha Hamuwemu Neetha
1983 545 Chandira Chandira
1983 549 Siv Ranga Sena
1983 560 Hasthi Viyaruwa Yaso
1983 571 Monara Thenna 2
1984 580 Adare Geethaya Iresha
1984 581 Deveni Gamana Sujatha
1984 592 Podi Ralahami
1984 Pakistani Bobby
1984 598 Ammai Duwai
1984 605 Ara Soysa Shanthi
1985 Pakistani Zameen Aasmaan Sabeetha
1985 612 Mihidum Salu Sumedha
1985 616 Araliya Mal Nangi
1985 617 Raththaran Kanda
1985 633 Sadakal Randewa
1985 620 Channai Kello Dennai
1985 626 Rosy
1985 634 Kiri Maduwal
1986 635 Yali Hamuwennai Ranji
1986 641 Dushyanthi Dushyanthi
1987 654 Hitha Honda Chandiya Kusala
1987 658 Podi Wije
1987 663 Kawuluwa
1987 667 Viragaya Bathee
1987 669 Dhonkaraya
1988 671 Rasa Rahasak Ruvini
1988 672 Ayya Nago
1988 684 Wana Rajina
1989 685 Mamai Raja Ruwanika
1989 695 Sebaliyo
1989 691 Nommara 17 Vasanthi / Mahesh's mother
1990 697 Dase Mal Pipila
1990 698 Thanha Asha Lalani
1990 711 Chandi Raja
1991 717 Uthura Dakuna Sabeetha
1991 723 Obata Pamanai Adare
1991 730 Love In Bangkok Roshen, Shalika
1991 734 Cheriyo Doctor Surangi
1991 739 Bambara Kalpaya
1991 743 Sisila Gini Gani Annette
1992 746 Raja Daruwo Sharine Jayasekara
1992 747 Bajar Eke Chandiya
1992 749 Sakvithi Raja
1992 750 Sakkara Suththara
1992 753 Chandi Rajina
1992 758 Okkoma Kanapita Manika
1992 765 Sinhayangeth Sinhaya Rohini
1992 767 Rajek Wage Puthek
1993 768 Ottui Baruwata
1993 769 Chaya Chaya Jayasinghe
1993 776 Sasara Sarisarana Thek Oba Mage
1993 778 Surayan Athara Veeraya Nirmala
1993 780 Come O Go Chicago Mali
1993 784 Bambasara Bisaw
1993 791 Madara Parasathu
1994 804 Sujatha
1994 813 Athma
1994 818 Hallo My Darling
1994 Pakistani Zameen Aasman
1994 Pakistani Sab Ke Baap
1995 829 Wairayen Wairaya
1995 823 Chandi Kello
1995 830 Demodara Palama Manori
1995 832 Chitti
1995 839 Cheriyo Captain Varuni
1996 852 Veediye Veeraya
1996 855 Saba Mihtura
1996 Mana Mohini Mohini 'Sangeetha' / Rajiv's Aunt
1996 854 Bawa Sasara
1997 English Blendings
1997 Tamil Nanguram
1997 Tamil Isai Payanam
1998 896 Vimukthi
1999 925 Mandakini
1999 927 Okkoma Kapatiyo
2000 942 Sanda Yahanata
2001 950 Oba Koheda Priye
2001 951 Oba Magema Wewa Poornaa
2002 993 Sathkampa Kumari
2003 1002 Vala In London Nayomi
2007 1091 Hai Master
2008 1111 Aba Princess Unmaada Chithra
2009 1120 Dancing Star
2015 1233 Maharaja Ajasath Kosala Devi
2015 1238 Address Na Mudukkuwe Sandya

Awards[edit]

Sarasavi Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1980 Adara Geethya Merit Award Won
1985 Deveni Gamana Best Actress Award Won
1988 Rasa Rahasak Best Actress Award Won

Presidential Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
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[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Address Na Best Actress in a Supportive Role[5] Won

Pakistani Film Corporation[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 Special Award for Contribution Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabeetha Perera". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Blend of love, stardom and business". The Sunday Observer. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Journey of Sabeetha". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Big winners at Derana Film Awards 2016". Ada Derana. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 

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