Shalani Tharaka is a Sri Lankan actress, model and dancer. She holds the title for the Sri Lankan beauty pageant Sirasa Kumariya which she won in 2007. She has played leading roles in many Sri Lankan teledramas, commercials and music videos. Tharaka participated in the second season of Sirasa TV’s dancing reality television program Sirasa Dancing Stars.

Birth Name

Gonakumbura Pangukarage Shalani Tharaka Wijayabandara


Shalani Tharaka


Actress, Model, Dancer


Sri Lankan

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Shalani Tharaka was born on the 15th of November 1990, in Balangoda, Sri Lanka.


She’s currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Sri Lankan)




Shalani had her primary education at St. Agnes Convent, Balangoda. After the primary education Shalani moved to her mother’s hometown Negombo and she had her secondary education there onwards at Newstead Girls College which became an opportunity for her to brighten up her dancing skills in western and Kandyan dancing styles.

Family Details

  • Father – Susantha Wijayabandara
  • Mother – Suraji Fernando
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Shalani Tharaka has dated –


Shalani has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 3¼ inches
  • In centimeters – 161 cm
  • In meters – 1.61 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Shalani well known for her appearance in Selvam (2012) & Spandana (2015). In 2007, she won the beauty pageant Sirasa Kumariya organized by Sirasa TV which brought her into mainstream popularity.

Film Debut

In 2012, Tharaka made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Medhavi in the war drama film, Selvam directed by Sanjaya Leelaratne.

Television Debut

In 2009, Shalani made her first acting role in television by appearing as Subha in the television drama series, Poojasanaya which was aired on Swarnavahin.

Brand Endorsements

Tharaka has worked for TV commercial brands such as Hero Honda, Raino & Janet.

Shalani Tharaka Favorites

  • Favorites Actor – Dasun Nishantha De Silva
  • Favorites ActressJulia Roberts
  • Favorites Film – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Favorites Destination – Singapore
  • Favorites Color – Grey, Navy Blue
  • Favorite Food – Chinese Food, Chocolate

Shalani Tharaka Net worth

Shalani Tharaka has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shalani Tharaka

  • Shalani won the beauty pageant Sirasa Kumariya organized by Sirasa TV which brought her into mainstream popularity.
  • She participated in the second season of Sirasa TV’s dancing reality television program  Sirasa Dancing Stars.
  • Shalani has played parts in music videos such as Prihans Oya dese, mata oya D n S, Wasthuwe shafee ft Delon.
  • In 2010, she played the role as Samanali in 40 episodes of TV series, Samanali which was aired on Sirasa TV.
  • In 2012, Shalani made her acting with the television drama series, Sanda Pini Bindak in which she played the role of Uthpala.
  • In 2012, Shalani played the role of Medhavi in the movie Selvam.
  • In 2015, she played the role as Mayumi in the romantic horror film, Spandana directed by Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa.
  • In 2017, Shalani portrays role of Bhavana in the television drama series, Sooriya Nayo which was aired on Siyatha TV.
  • In 2018, Shalani made her acting debut as Nela in romance film, Nela directed and produced by Bennett Rathnayake.


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