Vasanthi Chathurani

Vasanthi Chathurani

Infobox actor
name = Vasanthi Chathurani

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yearsactive = 1978-Present
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awards = Sarasaviya Best Actress Award (1980),
Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress (1997)
Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award (1998)

Vasanthi Chathurani is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress. She made her debut as a teenager in Sumitra Peiris's Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Her most acclaimed role in the silver screen was that of 'Nirmala' in Ganga Addara opposite late Vijaya Kumaratunga in 1980. She was crowned Best Actress for her performance in this film, at the Sarasaviya Awards Festival that year.

Chathurani also made her mark as a teledrama actress, in classics such as " 'Iti Pahan' ", " 'Giraya' ", " 'Kadulla' " and " 'Gajaman Puwatha' ". She won the Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress Award in 1997 and the Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award in 1998 and 2002.

An extremely natural actress, Vasanthi Chathurani is one of the most successful personalities on Sri Lanka's silver and small screen. [ [ Vasanthi - Reaching Even Greater Heights] ]

Early life

Vasanthi Chathurani, who was born as Wasantha Doreen Peterson schooled at Holy Cross Convent, Gampaha. [ [ What's in a name?] ]

She is married and has one son.


Chathurani was a mere school girl when director Sumitra Peiris chose her for a lead role in Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Thus began her acting career and she was signed up for several films including the award-winning Ganga Addara, where, she as a nineteen year old played the role of a mentally-ill girl.

Her career came to a temporary halt, when she got married in 1979, but was once again welcomed by her fans with her performance in 'Adara Hasuna'. Some of her other successful films include Gehenu Lamai, Duwata Mawaka Misa and Sudu Sevanali.

She starred in the 2003 Lester James Peiris film 'Wekande Walauwa' together with Malini Fonseka , Sanath Gunathilake and Ravindra Randeniya. Her latest film, 'Yahaluwo' by Sumitra Peiris is currently being filmed.

Chathurani recently got in to teledrama productions, financing successful teledramas such as 'Aga Pipi Mal', 'Sedona' and 'Ranga Soba'. All three of them were directed by Premakumara Jayawardene and written by Sumitra Rahubadde.


1978 -
1980 - Sarasaviya Best Actress Award for 'Ganga Addara'
1997 - Sumathi Most Popular Tele Actress Award
1998 - Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award for 'Durganthaya'.
2002 - Sumathi Best Tele Actress Award for ' Kulawamiya'.
2005 - Raigam Best Tele Actress Award for 'Sedona'.


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