Sachini Ayendra Stanley

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Sachini Ayendra Stanley
Sachini Ayendra.jpg
Born Sachini Ayendra Stanley
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Other names Sachini Ayendra
Occupation Film actress, Model
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Ishanga Maheepala (2009–present)

Sachini Ayendra Stanley (Sinhalese: සචිනි අයේන්ද්‍රා ස්ටැන්ලි),[1] is a Sri Lankan film actress currently working in the Sinhala film industry. She won Miss Sri Lanka in 2003 and represented Sri Lanka at the 53rd Miss World Pageant in Sanya, China. After being crowned as Miss Sri Lanka, her first film, Aadaraneeya Wassaanaya, directed by Senesh Dissanaike Bandara, was released in 2004. She won the award for best supporting actress at Signis Sri Lanka Film Awards for her performance.[2]

She made her television debut playing the title role in the drama ‘Hiruni' directed by Kumarasiri Abeykoon on Sirasa TV in 2005. Her stage debut was as the character Sarala in the play For Better or For Worse directed by Indu Dharmasena in 2009. Sachini is the first Sri Lankan to compete in the world championships of performing arts in Los Angeles in the U.S. in 2016. She won two silver medals and one bronze for acting categories classical/open/contemporary.

Early life and background[edit]

Sachini Ayendra was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, the youngest child of David Stanley and Thamara Wadasinghe. She studied at the Hillwood College, Kandy, completing her advanced levels in arts. In addition she was a member of the young writers club, school choir, drama club, interact club, school debating team, English literary association and took swimming as a sport. Sachini was the winner of best model in Kandy at a pageant in 2002 and Miss Sri Lanka in 2003 and she represented Sri Lanka at the Miss World 2003 pageant.[3] After finishing school she completed a successful modeling course by Lou-ching Wong and several workshops on acting.


Sachini started her modeling career while still in school and her first special award was Best Model Kandy in 2002. Following that she appeared in many leading TV commercials of the Elephant House soft drink called Ride, the Sthree advertisement of the National Savings Bank in 2002. She later moved to Colombo to further her acting and modeling careers. Though her most popular character was played in the movie Adaraneeya Wassanaya, her break through performance was the movie Sankara as a poor girl working in sugar cane fields living in a remote village in Sri Lanka. Her performance in the movie ‘Heart FM’ in 2007 as a mentally disturbed girl also brought her a lot of praise and a merit award at the Signis Sri Lanka Film festival in 2009.[4]

After winning the Miss Sri Lanka contest and best supporting actress award at the Signis Awards for Adaraneeya Wassanaya, she received her first nomination for Sarasaviya and Presidential Film Awards. Her second film Sankara was one of her best performances.[4]


As actress[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Adaraneeya Wassanaya Winner, Signis Sri Lanka Film Awards best supporting actress
Nominated, Sarasaviya Awards best supporting actress
Nominated, Presidential Film Awards best supporting actress
2006 Sankara Upamali Winner, Signis Sri Lanka Film Awards -best Supporting actress
2007 Heart FM Shakya
2010 Angara Dangara Nadee
2013 Siri Parakum Yonaka
2017 Swara Nimanthi
2017 Nimnayaka Hudekalawa Advertising excutive
TBD Thaanapathilage Gedara [5]

As producer[edit]

  • 2010 - Angara Dangara


Year Drama Director
2005 Mayadunne Rathnasiri Paranavithana
2005 Rala Bindena Thena Senesh Bandara Dissanayeke
2005 Lochana Sanjaya Mahavithana
2005 Hiruni Kumarasiri Abeykoon
2006 Kampitha vila Dharmasena Pathiraja
2006 Surangana Duwa Malini Fonseka
2008 Sherlock Holmes Sanjaya Nirmal
2009 Situ Diyaniyo Mohan Niyaz
2009 Sihina wasanthayak Saranga Mendis
2011 Ran Samanalayo Sandaruwan Jayawickrama
2017 Rumassala Boodee Keerthisena


  1. ^ "Sachini Ayendra, IMDb". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  2. ^ "''". 
  3. ^ SaNDun (19 December 2007). "'Sachini Ayendra bio'". 
  4. ^ a b "Sachini." Daily Mirror. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Film Thaanapathilage Gedara". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 

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