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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]

Career[edit]

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. Nihalsinghe. 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.

[4]

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]


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The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 23 May 2015 13:02:44 -0700

Acclaimed actress Anoja Weerasinghe no longer yearns to be in front of the camera. Nearly four decades of being an integral part of the Sinhala film industry and many personal ups and downs later, she now takes pride in seeing actors trained by her ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:13:26 -0700

The programme was conducted by the renowned actress, Kalasuri Anoja Weerasinghe along with Senior Yoga Acharya Sri Nataraj from the Sivanada Yoga Vedaanta Dhanavantari Ashram of Kerala and Senior Yoga Acharya Srimathi Kalyani.

Lankaweb

Lankaweb
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:21:46 -0700

It was on a contract given by the then ruling circles that actress Anoja Weerasinghe's house was set on fire, completely destroying it. In the process, the irreplaceable awards she had received and other valuable items too were destroyed. dharman14813 ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:35:20 -0800

In addition five other veterans in the fields of theatre, cinema and music; Lucien Bulathsinghala, Anoja Weerasinghe, Bandu Samarasinghe, Hyacinth Wijesratne and Priya Sooriyasena, were honoured with lifetime awards, Signis International Homage.

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:15:00 -0800

Five veterans in the fields of theatre, cinema and music; Lucien Bulathsinghala, Anoja Weerasinghe, Bandu Samarasinghe, Hyacinth Wijesinghe and Priya Sooriyasena, will receive the once in a lifetime award, Signis International Homage.

The Island.lk (subscription)

The Island.lk (subscription)
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:15:00 -0700

We have, during the last twenty years, descended to the lowest levels of civility and relegated to limbo whatever respect there may have been for the law of the land. It has turned out that the rule of law has become a mere slogan at various forums ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:58:48 -0700

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nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:23:15 -0700

I remember talking with Anoja Weerasinghe about the Method once. This is what she told me: “Actors here tend to think it began and ended with Stanislavsky. They refuse to learn or read because they think they know everything.” There have been few ...
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