|Shalani Tharaka Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1990|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Shalani Tharaka is a Sri Lankan actress, model, dancer, presenter, and lyricist who is considered to be one of the most popular actresses in Sri Lanka. Besides that, Shalani has also competed in various beauty pageant contests that include winning the 2007 Sirasa Kumariya.
ශලනි තාරකා (In English Gonakumbura Pangukarage Shalani Tharaka Wijayabandara)
Balangoda, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Shalani attended the St. Agnes Convent, Balangoda. After that, she went on to complete her schooling at Newstead Girls College.
Actress, Model, Dancer, Presenter, Lyricist
- Father – Susantha Wijayabandara
- Mother – Suraji Fernando
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She has Sri Lankan ancestry.
- She has a beauty spot on the right side of her face near her lower lip.
- Raised eyebrows
Shalani has appeared in commercials for several brands such as –
- Hero Honda
Shalani Tharaka Facts
- She was raised in Balangoda.
- Shortly after Shalani completed her primary education, she relocated to Negombo which was her mother’s hometown.
- While attending Newstead Girls College, Shalani trained in the western and Kandyan styles of dance.
- Shalani was just 17 years old when she won the 2007 Sirasa Kumariya beauty pageant that was organized by Sirasa TV, hence, launching her to fame.
- She made her debut TV show appearance as Subha in Poojasanaya in 2008. Later, in 2012, Shalani made her first theatrical film appearance as Medhavi in Selvam.
- Her mother Suraji Fernando works as a beautician.
- She has appeared in music videos for various artists that include Oya Dese by Prinyan, Mata Oya by D n S, Wasthuwe by Shafee ft. Delon.
- Shalani was featured in the 2021 Raffealla Fernando Celebrity Calendar.
- Over the years, Shalani has won various awards that include 5 Peoples’ vote for “Most Popular Actress.”
- Shalani joined the YouTube community with her self-titled channel on August 3, 2019. The same day, she also uploaded her first video titled “Queen” tele drama trailer. As of January 2022, some of the most popular videos on her channel were අපි දෙන්නා එක වහලක් යටට ගිය දවස #shorts, දිනක්ෂිගෙයි මගෙයි පැටලුනු තෑග්ග, සුමිහිරි පානේ.., පුදුම වදයක් දෙන්නෙ මේ මිනිහනම් #shorts, and Avurudu at Home – Shalani Tharaka.
- Her film and television credits include Spandana, Can You Hear Me, Kotipathiyo, Nela, and Adventures of Ricky Deen.
- Aside from being an actress, she is also a dancer, lyricist, and author.
Featured Image By Shalani Tharaka / Instagram