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Anoja Weerasinghe
Born Anoja Weerasinghe
Sri Lanka
Occupation Film actress

Anoja Weerasinghe (Sinhala:අනොජා වීරසිංහ) is an award-winning Sri Lankan film actress.[1][2][3]


Weerasinghe rose to popularity in cinema and acclaim after winning the Silver Peacock Award for the Best Actress at the New Delhi International Film Festival in 1987 for the film Maldeniye Simion, directed by Dr. D.B. Nihalsingha. This was the first time a Sri Lankan actress won a best actress award at an international film festival. Thereafter she went on to LAMDA in London to further hone her skills and won further accolades, nationally and internationally: She has been honored with the Kohinoor Award by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Government of Sri Lanka's ''Kala Suri national award, the Asian Film Center tribute to her in 1994, Munich International Film Festival retrospective of her films, and the state governments of Kerala and West Bengal retrospectives of her films are among the many accolades she has received.



  1. ^ "Anoja's role as Mother Courage". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 18 March 2006. 
  2. ^ "Healing wounded minds". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 19 March 2006. 
  3. ^ "Drama group aids tsunami victim". BBC News. 11 August 2005. 
  4. ^ "Lankan film stars shy away from poll campaign". Hindustan Times. 4 November 2006. 

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