Shihan Mihiranga Bennet
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|Birth name||Shihan Mihiranga Bennet|
18 March 1985 |
Weliweriya, Sri Lanka
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop, jazz, r&b, soul blues, and of course unplugged anything with acoustic instruments|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, music director|
|Labels||M entertainment, Dreamz|
Shihan Mihiranga - ශිහාන් මිහිරංග (born 18 March 1985), is a Sri Lankan singer, composer and songwriter. He was ranked fifth place in the first season of Sirasa Superstar, an idol program in Sri Lanka similar to American Idol. He released his first album Dreams of Shihan in 2006. Then in 2008 he released his second album, Dreamz 2 – My Life. Despite being in the 5th position in Sirasa Super Star, season 1, Shihan made a very good impression and is the most popular amongst all the young singers in Super Star arena and Shihan is called as Dream Boy of the youth in Sri Lanka.
Early life and background
Shihan was born on 18 March 1985 to Tyronne Bennet and Nilu Mallika. His father, Tyronne Bennet is a Sound Engineer, previously worked at Bahrain. He has a sister, Shanika Mihiravi. He studied at De Mazenod College, Kandana.
Shihan married Gishni Clementa Silva on 25 January 2012. Their love story had reportedly started 9 years earlier and it had been a secret to the media until the wedding.
The wedding was held at St. Mary's church in Nayakakanda, Hendala. Reports say that the lovebirds were intent on keeping the event low scale and away from the attention of the media. Clementa is the daughter of Upali Silva, who is a PTI of Shihan's school. The wedding photography was done by Dayan Witharana.
The couple has two sons, the elder son is Shihan Kenneth Yarsh and the younger one is Shihan Glen Marsh. .
Music videos and choreography
Shihan released his first music video Ada Thaniyen maa which was a great hit in Sri Lanka. Later it won the most popular music video award at Derana Music Video Awards in 2009. He then released videos for several hit songs of his two albums. His music videos like Sewwandiye, Sulagak Wela, Mata Nelaganna Bari, Wassane, Ae obama dai, Mihiraviye and Obage mathaken were among the most popular music videos in Sri Lanka.
Later he went on to sing in several Sinhala movies. He was the main playback singer in the movie Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe. His songs from the movie became popular hits in Sri Lanka. He did playback singing for the song, Raya Pibidee in the movie "Super Six".
In Sirasa Superstar season 4 which was renamed Generation 4, Shihan compered the program along with Nirosha Perera-Yawwane Sihina Yata Daelwune
He also vocalised the theme song of Sirasa Superstar, Generation 4.
His album, Dreams of Shihan, won the Most Popular Album award in 2006.
|Dreams of shihan||2006|
|Dreamz 2 – My Life||2008|
|Dreamz of Shihan album included songs|
|1.||"A Sonduru Samanal Wiye" (Album Version)||04.48|
|2.||"Ada thaniyen maa" (Song video won the most popular video of the year in Derana music video awards 2009.)||04.26|
|3.||"Asa gatena" (Album Version)||04.16|
|4.||"Hitha hadana welawe" (Album Version)||03.47|
|5.||"Nethu Kadahalena Tharuwak Wage" (Album Version)||03.56|
|6.||"Oba Dutuwa A dine" (Album Version)|
|7.||"Obe Senehe Dewatemin" (Album Version)||04.15|
|8.||"Sithin Pathanna Maa" (Album Version)||03.45|
|9.||"Sudo Sudu Aadare" (Album Version)|
|10.||"Sudu Rosa Mal Watila Thibuna" (Album Version)|
|Dreamz 2-My Life album included songs|
|1.||"Aadare Hegumata Idadenna" (Album Version. A commercial version was produced for Ceylon Biscuits Limited's chocolate brand.)||Nandana Wickramage||Rukshan Mark||03.24|
|3.||"Kiyannepa" (Album Version)|
|4.||"Mathakai Hitha Haduwa Edaa" (Album Version)||04.28|
|5.||"Mathakai Obe Muwe Sina" (Album Version)||04.09|
|6.||"Oba Giya" (Shihan's first album contains a slow version of this song. Second album's song is of rock genre.)|
|7.||"Oya Ruwa Dutuwita" (Album Version)||Nandana Wickramage||Rukshan Mark||03.34|
|8.||"Obata Maa" (Album Version)||04.51|
|9.||"Paaya Neela Ambare" (Album Version)||Nandana Wickramage||Nalin Perera||03.58|
|10.||"Pini Bindu" (Album Version)||Nandana Wickramage||Rookantha Gunathilake|
|11.||"Pini Poda Watena Arunalle" (Album Version)||04.23|
|12.||"Sihinaye Paawela Awith" (Album Version)||Nandana Wickramage||Theja Iddamalgoda||04.00|
|13.||"Sina Mal Kekulu Pubudaa" (Album Version)||04.28|
|14.||"Sulangak Wela" (Album Version)||Nandana Wickramage||Nalin Perera||04.12|
Single song tracks released
|1.||"Maa Dase Wedana ( Remake )" (Solo Track Version)||04.28|
|2.||"Mage Hithata Eya Denuna" (Solo Track Version)||04.30|
|3.||"Me As Diha Balan" (Solo Track Version)||03.24|
|4.||"Perada Mawu Sina ( Film Song )" (Solo Track Version)||04.13|
|5.||"Ron Suwada Dena ( Duet with female singer Uresha Ravihari as a Film Song )" (Solo Track Version)||04.00|
|6.||"Ra Sihinen ( Remake of Original song of singer Namal Udugama )" (Solo Track Version)||03.45|
|7.||"Wassane" (Solo Track Version)||03.40|
|8.||"Hathara Kendare" (Solo Track Version)||03.30|
|9.||"Raya Pibidee ( Film Song of Super Six)" (Solo Track Version)||03.31|
|10.||"Oba Kauruda" (Solo Track Version)||04.39|
|11.||"Thaniyen Ipadunu Nisa" (Solo Track Version)||03.26|
|12.||"Ridawana Jeevithe" (Solo Track Version)||04.11|
|13.||"Mage Wela Laga Unnu Oya" (Solo Track Version)||03.20|
|14.||"Yawwane Sihina Yata Delwune" (Solo Track Version ( Theme song of Sirasa Superstar – Generation 4 ))||03.35|
|15.||"Es Deka Piyana ( Remake of Rookantha Gunathilake song )" (Solo Track Version)||04.12|
|16.||"Ahasama Ridawa ( Jodha Akbar Teledrama Theme song with Nirosha Virajini )" (Solo Track Version)||02.40|
|17.||"Senehe Ammage ( Accompany with Kasun Kalhara, Nirosha Virajini and Umariya Sinhawansa )" (Solo Track Version)||04.04|
|18.||"Daiwaya Ape" (Solo Track Version)||03.52|
|19.||"Obage Mathaken" (Solo Track Version)||03.59|
|20.||"Athi Mawa Rewatuwa" (Solo Track Version)||03.46|
|21.||"Dinaka Mage" (Solo Track Version)|