Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Dilhani Ashokamala Ekanayake is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress.
Dilhani studied at St Clare's girls school ,Colombo. She is married to singer and actor Priyankara Perera son of famous singer Milton Perera. She has a son aged 13.Sinhala film industry slumped in the face of stiff competition from Bollywood and resurgence of Tele Drama industry. Dilhani is one of the few who contributed immensely towards keeping Sinhala cinema afloat. Her early roles were confined to commercial films. Her ability to dance and her trade mark smile captivated the audiences. She is known as "SRI DEVI" of sri lanka, (Sri devi is a popular south Indian actress famed for her dancing). Her carrier hit a different trail with her role as an abandoned Tamil girl in the film "Me Mage Sandai" (This is my moon) by Ashoka Handagama. This serious role paved the way for other remarkable performances in "SUDU KALU SAHA ALU" (shades of Grey), "Mage wam atha" (my left Hand) and "Sulanga" (wind). She has also starred in several Tele Dramas of which "Maya Ranga" and "Meeduma" stand out. She plays a major role in the sri lankan movie star show "Ridee Reyak", which is a very popular annual event in sri lanka.