The full name of her is Malani Senehelatha Fonseka and she was born April 1947 in Kelaniya. She was crowned as Queen of Sinhalese cinema. She did her first appearance on Tissa Liyansooriya’s Punchi Baba in 1968 and Malani Fonseka was much lucky to won her first award in 1969 National State Drama Festival. After that she received so many awards and honors for performances. This legendary actress was named by CNN as one of Asia’s 25 greatest film actors of all time in the year of 2010.On 12 June 1986; she married Lucky Dias, a veteran Cinema and teledrama actor and producer.
Malani Fonska was much lucky to acted more than 150 films on Sinhala cinema and she won so many honors such as Presidential Awards, OCIC Awards and also international recognition for her performance. Malani Fonseka won Sarawaviya award so many times and following are some of them.
Ranathisara Award, 1985
Most Popular Actress, 1983
Best Actress Actress – Yasa Isuru, 1982
Most Popular Actress, 1982
Best Actress Award – Aradhana, 1981
Most Popular Actress Award, 1981
Most Popular Actress Award, 1980
Best Actress Award – Hingana Kolla, 1979
There is no other actress can compare to herself and she is the most honorable Sri Lankan movie actress ever.
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