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Dilhani Ekanayaka

Dilhani Ashokamala Ekanayaka is an award-winning talented theatre and television actress. She completed her studies at St. Clare’s Girls School in Colombo. Dilhani started her carrier with Channa Wijewardana in 1987 performing the ballet Ukussa.

She was a great dancer in Channa Wijewardhana’s dancing team. Her first appearance on the big screen was in 1991 with the film ” Dedunnen Samanaliyek” (A butterfly from a rainbow) directed by Yasapalitha Nanayakkara. Dilhani Ekanayaka won the Sarasaviya Award for her first movie for the ”Best upcoming Actress in the Year”.

Unlike other actresses, Dilhani was capable of both dancing and acting, hence she was named Sri Lankan Sridevi. She is married to a famous Sri Lankan actor and a singer, Priyankara Perera who is the son of remarkable singer Milton Perera. Priyankara Perera and Dilhani Ekanayaka then appeared together in several Sinhala movies for a few years continuously. After about three years Dilhani gave birth to a son, Dilmin Perera. Dilhani made several notable roles ”Sulaga”, ”Mage Wam Atha”, Sudu Kalu Saha Alu”.

1990 Dedunnen Samanaliyak
1991 Wada Barinam Wadak Na
1991 Asai Bayai
1991 Love In Bangkok
1991 Dhanaya
1992 Jaya Sri We Kumariye
1992 Malsara Doni
1992 Chandi Rajina
1992 Kulageya
1992 Suranimala
1993 Prathignawa
1993 Sarasa Sarisarana Thek Oba Mage
1993 Mawila Penevi Rupe Hade
1993 Chaya Maya
1993 Jeevan Malli
1993 Sandarekha
1993 Sura Weera Chandiyo
1994 Ekada Wahi
1994 Jayagrahanaya
1994 Nohadan Landune
1994 Okkoma Hondatai
1994 Sudu Piruwata
1994 Love 94
1995 Vijay Saha Ajay
1995 Pudumai Eth Aththai

2002 Surapurata Kanyaviyak
2003 Sundarai Adare
2003 Pissu Trible
2003 Sonduru Dadabima
2003 Yakada Pihatu
2003 Sudu Salu
2003 Hitha Honda Pisso
2004 Bambara Sanakeli
2004 Ra Daniel Dawal Migel 3
2004 Ohoma Harida
2004 Samawenna Raththarane
2004 Rajjumala
2005 Sudu Kalu Saha Alu
2005 Sulanga
2006 Naga Kanya
2006 Nilambare
2006 Rana Hansi
2006 Kurulu Pihatu
2006 Sewwandi
2007 Hai Master
2008 Puthuni Hambagiya
2008 Siri Raja Siri
2008 Pitasakwala Kumarayai Pancho Hathai
2009 Sinasuna Adaren
2009 Akasa Kusum

1995 Edath Adath Chandiya
1995 Dalulana Gini
1996 Sabae Mithura
1996 Cheriyo Darling
1996 Madhuri
1997 Ramba Saha Madhu
1997 Pemmal Mala
1997 Re Ru
1999 Rathu Aluyama
1999 Kolompoor
1999 Koti Sana
1999 Seetha Samire
1999 Nagaran
2000 Premilla
2000 Kauda Bole Alice
2000 Pem Kakula
2001 Jack And Jill
2001 Kolomba Koloppan
2001 Sellan Kukka
2002 Seethala Gini Kandu
2002 Pissu Double
2002 Kalu Sudu Mal
2002 Cheriyo Holman
2002 Thahanam Gaha
2002 Mage Wam Atha

2010 Thank You Berty
2011 Sinhawalokanaya
2011 Mahindagamanaya
2011 Gamani
2013 Ira Laga Wadi
2014 Siri Daladagamanaya
2014 Parapura
2014 Que Sera
2014 Ko Mark No Mark
2015 Spandana
2015 Lantin Singho
2016 Sujatha Puthra
2017 Aloko Udapadi
2017 Kota Uda Express
2017 Dharmayuddhaya
2017 Heena Hoyana Samanallu
2017 Paha Samath
2018 Seya
2019 Ginnen Upan Seethala
2019 Weli Pawuru
2019 Suba Theraniyo

The movie ”Me Mage Sadai” where she acted as an abandoned Tamil girl’s role was the turning point of her carrier. The movie was directed by famous film director Ashoka Hadagama and Dilhani won the ”Best Actress Award” for it due to her brilliant acting skills. Dilhani also won the ”Presidential Award for the movie ” Sulaga” (Wind) in 2007. Though she was well famous as a movie star, from 2005 to 2010 she appeared in several teledrama series including few mega teledramas.

Her most famous teledrama are ”Sath Sada Kirana”, ”Kinkini Meeduma”, ”Amarapura” and ”Kirana”.

She also participated for the ”Ranawiru Real Star” live competition television programme as a judge. Dilhani appeared in several commercial advertisements and recently appointed as a brand ambassador for the Lux soap. Dilhani Ekanayaka’s most recent teledrama was ”Sugala Deviya” role. Below are the most famous movies and teledramas of Dilhani Ekanayaka.

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