Dilhani Prasangika Silva as known as celebrity name Asha Edirisingha is a prominent Sri Lankan Actress, Singer, Model, Artist and Television host who has won the love and admiration of the public due to her many noteworthy roles in film.
Daughter to Chandrasena Silva and Chandra D. Edirisingha; Asha has a single brother Nadil Prabath Silva who is a Veterinary Surgeon based in Sweden. Asha also holds a BCom special degree with class from the Kelaniya University Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies.
Asha made her acting debut at the tender age of 11 where she starred in ‘Girikula Andaraya’, a popular Tele-drama produced by Satischandra Edirisinghe in 1995. Over the next few years Asha moved into Television Presenting, Commercial Modeling and was also featured in various music videos.
Displaying an intrinsic ability to bring the most to the characters she has played, Asha quickly grew to become a talented and in demand actress for a range of teledramas. These include ‘Sooriya Sihinaya’, ‘Sasandara’, ‘Nil Nethu’, ‘Warna’, ‘Hansa Pihatu’, ‘Kalu Kurulla’, ‘Sulanga’ and ‘Ran Samanalayo’ in which her key role as Samanali brought the series much acclaim.
Asha’s roles have also won her awards such as, Most Popular Actress of the year 2012 at the Raigam Tele Awards for her role in ‘Alu Banduna’ as well as a State Award – Jury Merit Award in 2015 for ‘Ranaa’ where she played the role of Swetha alongside veteran Sri Lankan Actress Malini Fonseka. The series also won Raigam Tele Awards as Most Popular Series and for its main actor and actress’s roles. Asha has also been nominated for the SLIM Nielsen Peoples Award for Youth Actress of the Year, as well as Best Actress of the Year for her role in ‘Sulanga’ in 2011.
Asha Edirisingha also loves to sing and has lent her talent to many popular projects. Her endearing voice can be heard on many Tele-drama theme songs and she was also featured on the award-winning track ‘Kichi Bichiyata Gee Gayanna’ and the theme song to ‘Warna’.
Apart from the acting schedule Asha Edirisingha also handles Music Videos, Tele-dramas, Commercials and various other media productions through Adfinity Production House where she functions as Managing Director.