Pooja Umashankar is an award-winning Indian and Sri Lankan mix film actress. She has appeared in several numbers of Sinhalese, Telegu and Malayalam movies in Sri Lanka and India. Pooja Umashankar’s mother is a Sri Lankan and her father is an Indian businessman. Though many of her fans know her just Pooja, her full name is Pooja Gauthami Umashankar. Pooja Umashankar was able to achieve the ” Hiru Golden Film Awards” for the most popular actress in Sri Lanka, she also received ”Tamil Nadu State Film Awards” for the best actress in the year in India.
Pooja Umashankar became more popular in the Sinhala film industry with the ”Anjalika” movie which was released in 2006, the movie was directed by Channa Perera. She played the main role in ”Anjalika” with the Channa Perera. Pooja Umashankar then acted several movies including ”Asai Man Piyabanna in 2007, Suwada Dannunu Jeewithe” in 2010.
Pooja Umashankar was born in 1981 on June 25th in Colombo. She was active in the Sinhalese film industry from 2003 to 2016 and recently, married to a Sri Lankan businessman Prashan D. Vethakan. Her marriage was held in 2016 in Colombo with only close family relatives. Pooja Umashankar acted in ”Kusa Paba” movie in 2012 directed by Jackson Anthony and it was the highest grosser ever in the Sinhala cinema industry, Pooja played the main role of ”Pabavathi” in that movie. Below are all the movies that Pooja Umashankar acted in Sri Lanka.
Anjalika Kusa Pabha
Yahaluvo Asai Man Piyabanna
Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe