Vasanthi Chathurani

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Vasanthi Chathurani
Vasanthi Chathurani.jpg
Born Wasantha Doreen Peterson
(1962-10-18) October 18, 1962 (age 54)
(1963-10-18) October 18, 1963 (age 53)[citation needed]
Sri Lanka
Alma mater Holy Cross College Gampaha
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–Present
Awards Sarasaviya Best Actress Award (1980),
Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress (1997)
Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award (1998)

Vasanthi Chathurani (Sinhala:වසන්ති චතුරානි) is a Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress. She made her debut as a teenager in Sumitra Peiris's Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Her most acclaimed role in the silver screen was that of 'Nirmala' in Ganga Addara opposite late Vijaya Kumaratunga in 1980. She was crowned Best Actress for her performance in this film, at the Sarasaviya Awards Festival that year.

Chathurani also made her mark as a teledrama actress, in shows such as Iti Pahan, Giraya, Kadulla and Gajaman Puwatha. She won the Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress Award in 1997 and the Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award in 1998 and 2002.

An extremely natural actress, Vasanthi Chathurani is one of the most successful personalities on Sri Lanka's silver and small screen.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vasanthi Chathurani, who was born as Wasantha Doreen Peterson schooled at Holy Cross Convent, Gampaha.[2]

Career[edit]

Chathurani was a school girl when director Sumitra Peiris chose her for a lead role in Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Thus began her acting career and she was signed up for several films including the award-winning Ganga Addara, where, she as a nineteen-year-old played the role of a mentally-ill girl.

Her career came to a temporary halt, when she got married in 1979, but was once again welcomed by her fans with her performance in Adara Hasuna. Some of her other successful films include Gehenu Lamai, Duwata Mawaka Misa and Sudu Sevanali.

She starred in the 2003 Lester James Peiris film Wekande Walauwa together with Malini Fonseka, Sanath Gunathilake and Ravindra Randeniya.

Chathurani recently got into teledrama productions, financing successful teledramas such as Aga Pipi Mal, Sedona and Ranga Soba. All three of them were directed by Premakumara Jayawardene and written by Sumitra Rahubadde.

Filmography[edit]

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[3]
Year No. Film Role Notes
1977 408 Ahasin Polowata Pushpa's sister
1978 390 Gehenu Lamai Kusum Liyanage
1979 415 Amal Biso
1979 426 Chuda Manikya Vajira
1980 449 Siribo Ayya Biso
1980 452 Parithyaga Rohini
1980 455 Ganga Addara Nirmala Atapattu Sarasaviya Best Actress Award
1980 463 Para Dige Madhu
1980 460 Hewanali Ada Minissu Piyawathi
1980 462 Hansa Vilak Samanthi Weerasinghe
1981 501 Samawenna Nimalka 'Nimmi'
1982 515 Ayachana Sarojini
1982 536 Biththi Hathara Mallika
1984 585 Kakille Rajjuruwo Daughter
1986 649 Dinuma Sujatha Senarath
1986 651 Aadara Hasuna
1987 659 Mangala Thegga Thilina
1988 680 Satana
1990 705 Saharawe Sihinaya
1990 710 Madhu Sihina Madhu
1990 715 Himagiri Menaka Abeydheera
1990 716 Wana Bambara
1990 836 Awaragira Vasantha
1991 717 Uthura Dakuna Sarojani
1991 727 Raja Sellan
1992 754 Sinha Raja
1992 755 Kiyala Wadak Na Kushari
1992 761 Kula Geya Suchithra
1992 771 Sargant Nallathambi Kalawathi
1993 776 Sasara Sarisarana Thek Oba Mage
1994 799 Ambu Samiyo Subhadra
1994 801 Dhawala Pushpaya Soba
1995 836 Awaragira Wasantha
1996 847 Raththaran Malli
1996 856 Thunweni Ahe
1997 870 Duwata Mawaka Misa
1997 874 Punaruthpaththiya
1997 887 Visidela Police Inspector's Daughter
1998 902 Julietge Bhoomikawa
1999 912 Bahubharya
2001 953 Kinihiriya Mal Renuka
2001 960 Poronduwa
2002 975 Sansara Prarthana
2002 980 Sudu Sewanali
2003 1020 Wekande Walauwa Sita
2003 1023 Sakman Maluwa
2004 1029 Sumedha
2007 1097 Yahaluvo Burgher music teacher Also as playback singer
2011 1154 Challenges

Awards[edit]

1980 - Sarasaviya Best Actress Award for Ganga Addara
1997 - Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress Award
1998 - Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award for Durganthaya.
2002 - Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award for Kulawamiya.
2005 - Raigam Best Tele Actress Award for Sedona.
2006 - Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award for Aga Pipi Mal.
2006 - Raigam Best Tele Actress Award for Aga Pipi Mal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vasanthi - Reaching Even Greater Heights
  2. ^ What's in a name?
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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