Shalani Tharaka

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Shalani Tharaka
ශලනි තාරකා
Born Gonakumbura Pangukarage Shalani Tharaka Wijayabandara
(1990-11-15) 15 November 1990 (age 27)
Balangoda, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Newstead Girls College
Occupation Actress, model, dancer, presenter
Years active 2007-Present
Website http://www.shalanitharaka.com/reach.html

Gonakumbura Pangukarage Shalani Tharaka Wijayabandara[1] (sinhala: ශලනි තාරකා; born 15 November 1990), popularly known as Shalani Tharaka, is a Sri Lankan actress, model and dancer. She holds the title for the Sri Lankan beauty pageant Sirasa Kumariya which she won in 2007.[2] She has played leading roles in many Sri Lankan teledramas, commercials and music videos.

Early life[edit]

Shalani was born in Balangoda to her mother Suraji Fernando, a beautician by profession and her father Susantha Wijayabandara.[1] She had her primary education at St. Agnes Convent, Balangoda. Since her Childhood, Shalani has indicated features of a talented personality. After the primary education she moved to her mother’s hometown Negombo and had her secondary education there onwards at Newstead Girls College which became an opportunity for her to brighten up her dancing skills in western and Kandyan dancing styles.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2007, when she was seventeen years old, she won the beauty pageant "Sirasa Kumariya" organized by Sirasa TV which brought her into mainstream popularity. The first step in her acting career was kept by her role in the drama "Poojasanaya" by Sherly P. Delankawala,her talents took her further in the field into many more teledramas such as "Isuru Bawana", "Hansi", "Samanalee", "Api Api Wage" (I & II), "Ganga Addara" and "Sanda Sanda Wage" which became popular among all her fans. Apart from teledramas she has also contributed in the TV commercials for Hero Honda, Raino[3] and Janet. She has also played parts in music videos such as Prihans Oya dese, mata oya D n S, Wasthuwe shafee ft Delon.[1] In 2012 she played the role of Medhavi in the movie "Selvam." [4][5] She participated in the second season of Sirasa TV's dancing reality television program Sirasa Dancing Stars.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Selvam Medhavi
2015 Spandana Mayumi
2018 Nela Nela

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Number of Episodes
2009 Poojasanaya Subha Swarnavahini 30
2009 Isuru Bawana Amali Rupavahini 100
2009 Hansi Hansi Swarnavahini 60
2009 Api Api Wage I Nikini ITN 100
2009 Api Api Wage II Nikini ITN 100
2010 Samanali Samanali Sirasa TV 40
2011 Ganga Addara Nimali/Nirmala Sirasa TV 60
2011 Sanda Sanda Wage[6] Sandu ITN
2011 Sath Rala Pela[7] Minduri Sirasa TV 60
2011 Sihina Piyapath[8] Mandakini ITN 100
2012 Thuru Ahasata Adarei[7] Thuru Rupavahini 60
2012 Aluth Gegara Kaveesha ITN 30
2012 Handuna Gathoth Oba Ma Bhawana TNL TV 100
2012 Sanda Pini Bindak Uthpala Hiru TV 30
2012 Namal Arana Kamalani TBD 60
2012 Arundathi[9] ITN
2012 Sihinayaki Jeewithe[10] TBD
2014 Punchi Walauwwa[11] ITN
2014 Doowili Mal[12] ITN -
2014 Dadakeli Arana[13] ITN -
2015 A-Level Iwarai Rupavahini
2015 Thaara Swarnavahini
2016 Sikka Team Rupavahini
2015 Kutu Kutu Mama ITN
2015 Diyaniyo[14] Minduli Rupavahini
2015-2016 Wassane Premaya[15] Astha Hiru TV
2016 Mage Adara Awanaduwa Dula Swarnavahini 55
2017 Muthu Mali Muthu ITN
2017 Lokantharayo Siyatha TV
2017 Sooriya Nayo Bhavana Siyatha TV
2017 Gemunu Maharaja Princess Kathika Hiru TV
2017 Batahira Ahasa[16] Hashini Hiru TV
2018 Mithuu Mithuu ITN
2018 Kotipathiyo Parami Swarnavahini
2018 Eka Diga Kathawak Sirasa TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shalani Tharaka - Biography of Shalani". www.shalanitharaka.com. 
  2. ^ Sirasa Kumariya 2007 Final at BMICH 05/23/2007. 
  3. ^ "Making of the " Raino Tv commercial " - Facebook". www.facebook.com. 
  4. ^ "HugeDomains.com - Maremaru.com is for sale (Maremaru)". maremaru.com. 
  5. ^ "Shalani Tharaka - Work". www.shalanitharaka.com. 
  6. ^ "Sanda Sanda Wage on ITN weekend". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Sath Rala Pela on Sirasa TV". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Sihina Piyapath on ITN". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Siritunga with Arundathi". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sihinayaki Jeewithe on screen". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Punchi Walauwwa on ITN". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Doowili Mal blooms soon". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "දඩකෙළි අරණ ඇරඹේ". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Ravindra back with Diyaniyo". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Wassane Premaya reached 200 episodes". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Another teledrama from Chamara Janaraj". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 

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