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Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka
Born July 11, 1987 (1987-07-11) (age 22)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Years active 1995–present
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Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka (born July 11, 1987) is a Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress, model, politician. She was crowned Miss Sri Lanka 2004 (not by a known beauty pageant) and represented Sri Lanka at the Miss World 2004 beauty pageant. She has also worked as a brand ambassador & presenter. Currently she is contesting at the upcoming Southern Provincial Council Election from the Galle District.


Family and Education

Jayatilaka received her education at Colombo International School.

Film career

Jayatilaka's first public opportunity to act came when Somaratne Dissanayake and Renuka Balasuriya, who directed and produced the teledrama Iti Pahan in 1995, were in search of a little girl who was fluent in English. In the drama, she performed the role of "Daisy Susan" beside renowned actress Vasanthi Chaturani.[1]

After a nearly seven year hiatus, she returned to acting in 2003 when, at 15, she was cast in a lead role in Pissu Trible.[2] Subsequently, she performed in several successful movies, and received acclaim in teledrama performances with her roles as "Inoka" in Sihinayak Paata Paatin and 'Tanya' in Santhuwaranaya.[3]

Jayatilaka also works as a model, brand ambassador, presenter and often makes appearances in song visuals.[4]

Political career

Anarkalli briefly served as a coordinating secretary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs[5]. She will contest for the Galle District for upcoming Southern Provincial Council Election, says United People's Freedom Alliance(UPFA) General Secretary.[6] On the 29.10.2009 ,Anarkalli is elected as the youngest female Provincial councillor in history and the only female member of the entire Southern Provincial Council.


Year Film Role Other notes
2006 Anjalika Kavya
2005 Sonduru Wasanthaya
2005 Hiri Poda Wessa Veena
2004 Dhana Rina
2003 One Shot Minister's daughter
2003 Eka Malaka Pethi
2003 Pissu Trible


Year Film Role Other notes
2006 Santhuwaranaya Tanya
2005 Arunodaya Kalapaya
Isi Dasuna
2004 Sihinayak Paata Paatin Inoka
Sapphire and Silk Tanya
1995 Iti Pahan Daisy Susan


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