Dhananjaya celebrated phenomenal Actor in Theatre ,Television and cinema
Dhananjaya Siriwardena the popular actor in television,theatre and cinema , born in Kandy as Gajanayake Arachchige Samuditha Dhananjaya Siriwardena,hails from a family comprising of .artistes, father Sunil Siriwardena is a renowned musician, vocalist and a lyricist and mother Susiri Siriwardena is also a lyricist. only sibling elder brother Madhmadhawa Aravinda also an actor. a reputed vocalist cum politician.. Dhananjaya is also a familiar television host steering professionally and competently lately in the ITN “Chat N Music’ currently for over two years conducting in a spectacular style.
Dhananjaya is married to Shashini. She was a flight attendant in Dubai. Dhananjaya had first met Shashini in year 2005 by sheer quirk during a photo shoot of Indika Mallawaarachchi .after a prolonged love affair got married after eight years.The duo is blessed with a daughter Maurya Shiny, who was born on 1st July 2020.
Dhananjaya’s grandfather, Peter Siriwardena was an accomplished musician and an actor. He functioned as a lecturer in music at the Government Women’s Training College, Polgolla. Dhananjaya’s grandmother Srimathi Karuna Devi was a music teacher as well as an actress.
Dhananjaya’s aunt Father’s sister in renowned Chandrika Siriwardena is also a popular songstress and playback singer. She was married to Anton Alwis, who was a journalist as well as a lyricist. Anton breathed his last on 26 March 2018 at the age of 64 years..Chandrika’s grand-daughter has inherited the family innate hereditary talent Dulshara Dasanthi is also an acclaimed singer from her early teens
Dhananjaya In year 2004, he debuted as a conventional actor in Me Paren Enna which was directed by acclaimed Asoka Handagama.produced by YA TV. His performance in this tele drama was rewarded at the introductory Raigam Tele’s awards ceremony in year 2005, as the Best Actor, it was a pleasing for a youngster to be rewarded instantaneously. Dhananjaya’s maiden cinema acting came through Kumara Kanyawi directed by K. A. Wijeratne.
Dhananjaya conducts performing arts classes called “Prana”.. In 2008, he acted in Sri Lanka’s first Digital movie named Hetawath Mata Adaraya Karanna. The film was telecast on the Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2008 through Citi Hitz Satellite movie channel of Dialog Television,Dhananjaya had acted in a much fever number of films than in Teledramas which he dominated as one of the most sought after actors for any role.The films in which Dhananjaya had acted to date are,
In year 2008 “Hetawath Mata Adaraya Karanna”, 2012 “ Kumari Kanyavi” ,2016 “Puththandiya”.2017 “Ali Kathawa,2018 “Aladin Saha Puduma Pahana”,2020” The Horn”, 2020 “Rookada Panchi”
Dhanajaya has been a sought after actor in tele Dramas having acted in over thirty five tele dramas some of which are Adaraneeya Poornima,Amaya, Anantha,Haras Paara,Hiruta Penena Suriyakantha,Mama Nevei Mama,Mayura Asapuwa,Sakura mal. Sujatha, Thanamalvila Kollek,Wasuda etc.
Dhananjaya to date has won all possible awards in his career spanning much less than two decades. Some, more familiar ones by name are:
in year 2004 , adjudicated as Best Actor in Raigam awards, In year 2007 receipt of Rajya Sammana, In year 2010 Merit Award at Sumathi Awards also the Sumathi Jury Award and in year 2012 was adjudged as the most Popular Actor.
Dhananjaya is an extraordinarily versatile and talented actor with innate hereditary abilities who can apparently turn his hand to anything. Dhananjaya got immense talent, skills and confidence in abundance possess a personality as a renowned actor to market and sell himself as he equipped to take up any challenge.In this backdrop Dhananjaya is destined to rise to unprecedented stardom with perseverance, commitment and dedication.
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