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Anarkali Akarsha Height, Weight, Family, Boyfriend, Education, Biography

Anarkali Akarsha Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth July 12, 1987
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Boyfriend Uvindu Rodrigo

Anarkali Akarsha is a Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host, and politician who has acted in numerous films and TV dramas having started her career as a child actress. She had become a household name in Sri Lanka in 2004 when she was crowned ‘Miss Sri Lanka’ and had then represented the country at the ‘Miss World 2004’ beauty pageant. She has also been featured in numerous music videos and has hosted the TV shows Anarkalli Live and Live Sunday with Anarkalli.

Born Name

Anarkalli Janina Jayatilaka Aakarssha

Nick Name

Anarkali

Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (Anarkali Akarsha / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Education

Anarkali had attended the Colombo International School, a private co-educational school in her hometown of Colombo.

Occupation

Actress, Model, Singer, TV Host, Politician

Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021 (Anarkali Akarsha / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Jayantha Jayatilaka (Film Producer, Location Manager)
  • Mother – Indrani Jayatilaka (Fashion Designer)
  • Others – Robert Edward ‘R.E.’ Jayatilaka (Grandfather) (Politician), Effie Samarakkody (Grandmother) (Politician, Administrator), Edmund Samarakkody (Grand Uncle) (Politician, Co-Founder of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anarkali has dated –

  1. Dishan Jayasinghe
  2. Uvindu Rodrigo (2020-Present)

Anarkali Akarsha and Uvindu Rodrigo, as seen in December 2021
Anarkali Akarsha and Uvindu Rodrigo, as seen in December 2021 (Anarkali Akarsha / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

She is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Long, dense, straight hair
  • Gleaming face
  • Charming smile

Brand Endorsements

Anarkali has endorsed brands and products such as –

  • Dialog Axiata PLC (Telecom Company)
  • FUJIFILM Corporation
  • The Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Quantum Fitness
  • Seri Naturals (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • STONE ‘N’ STRING (Fashion Jewelry Retailer)
  • Veet (Hair Removal Cream)
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Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Anarkali Akarsha as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Anarkali Akarsha / Instagram)

Anarkali Akarsha Facts

  1. D.B. Nihalsinghe, a renowned filmmaker and a family friend of her parents, had cast Anarkali in her first-ever TV commercial, for Clogard toothpaste, when she was just 2 years old.
  2. Her grandmother, Effie Samarakkody, was the former chairperson of the Urban Council in Nawalapitiya, a town in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. She was the first woman in Sri Lanka to head an Urban Council.
  3. Inspired by the political journey of her grandparents, she had delved into politics at a very young age. When she was still a teenager, she had started campaigning for Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2004 Presidential campaign which was eventually successful.
  4. In 2004, she had become the youngest actress in the history of Sri Lankan cinema to have won the ‘Sarasaviya Most Popular Actress Award’, presented annually by the weekly Sarasaviya newspaper in collaboration with the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at the Sarasaviya Awards Festival.
  5. In 2009, at the height of her success in the entertainment industry, she had contested an election for the Galle District at the 2009 Southern Provincial Council Election. In October 2009, she had been elected to the council. She was the only female on the 54-member council and the youngest woman in Sri Lanka’s history to hold such a position. She had served out a full term of 5 years.
  6. She has also written several articles for Daily News, the national newspaper of Sri Lanka. She had followed this up with I’m Loving it with Anarkalli, a column aimed at a younger audience in the Sunday Observer’s supplement, Youth Observer Magazine.
  7. In 2016, she had launched a fashion line called Elegance by Anarkalli.

Featured Image by Anarkali Akarsha / Instagram

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