|Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka|
|Born||July 11, 1987
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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.
Jayatilaka received her education at Colombo International School.
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.
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. 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.
Jayatilaka also works as a model, brand ambassador, presenter and often makes appearances in song visuals.
Anarkalli briefly served as a coordinating secretary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. She will contest for the Galle District for upcoming Southern Provincial Council Election, says United People's Freedom Alliance(UPFA) General Secretary. 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.
|2005||Hiri Poda Wessa||Veena|
|2003||One Shot||Minister's daughter|
|2003||Eka Malaka Pethi|
|2004||Sihinayak Paata Paatin||Inoka|
|Sapphire and Silk||Tanya|
|1995||Iti Pahan||Daisy Susan|