Sinhala Artist Biography - Deepika Priyadarshani


     She takes the hearts of her fans away with the sensitivity of her songs, she sings with so much feeling that the listener feels the love and compassion running through them as they listen to her songs. Deepika Priyadarshani has caught the hearts of her fans with her endless talent for over two decades and still is one of the most imminent personnel in the music industry.
      Guitar Chords and Guitar tabs of Deepika Priyadarshani's Songs 
Born in 1967, she entered the field of music in early 80’s singing for the popular radio productions such as Lamapitiya, Handa Mama, Sangeetha Sandyava, Sarala Gee, etc, as an ‘A‘ grade singer at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.  Since then she has contributed tremendously to the field of music including an outstanding career as a playback singer for cartoons, television series and films as well.
     Having obtained her Bachelor of Music, Vocal Visharad (First Class) degree awarded by Bhathkande Sangeeth Vidyapith Lucknow, India in 1990 and a Master of Arts (Mass Communication) Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, she is serving as a music teacher since 1989. After teaching for 5 years at Gorakana Vidyalaya, Panadura and Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda for 10 years, she is currently teaching at Visakha Vidyalaya for 5 years. She was awarded the Best Trainer Award at the Western Province Music and Drama Competition in 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001 and in 2005 and the Best Trainer Award at the All Island Music and Drama Competition in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006 and in 2007. In 1992, she started ‘Saundarya Shalikawa’, with a view of creating sound personalities with solid moral foundations through aesthetic appreciation.

    Throughout her career, Deepika Priyadarshani has achieved numerous awards. In 2002, she achieved the Presidential Scholarship Award for performing art – Music, and in 2004, she was awarded the Best Female Singer at the Presidential Film Awards for the song ‘Oba Heenayak wage’ for the film, ‘Adaraneeya Wassanaya’. For the same song, she was awarded the Best Female Singer at Sarasaviya Film Awards-2004. In 2004, she also achieved the Nawaliya – Vendol award for the Favorite Best Singer and the Favorite Best Song for ‘Numbata Inne Man Vitharada’.  In 2004, she was also awarded the Best Female Singer at the Raigam Tele Awards in 2010 for the song ‘Oba Kawuda’ for the tele drama ‘Oba Kawuda’. Among her other achievements are the All Island Youth Awards in 1989, Bunka award in 2000, ‘Sangeetha Shiromani’ for the Best Young Female Singer in 2000, etc.

     Having entered the music industry at young age, Deepika was able to contribute to the popular cartoon series ‘Ha Ha Hari Hawa’ in 1983. Since then she was able to work with giant personalities in the field such as Titus Thotawatte, Premakeerthi de Alwis, etc, where she got the opportunity to contribute to other productions such as ‘Dosthara Honda Hitha’
    She made her debut as a playback singer for television series by singing the song ‘Pithu Senehe’ for the tele drama ’Sabavu Sihinaya’. In 1985 she went into stardom by singing the song ‘ Aju thapara lahi la’ for the tele drama ‘Bhagya’. 
   In 1985 she contributed to the album ‘Dorata Weduma’ as one of the 6 artists by singing ‘Sina Podak Vee’ and ‘Anna Balan’. She released her first solo album, ‘Sina Podak Vee’ in 1990. Since then she has produced 4 albums, ‘Saroja’ in 1996, ‘Mal Warusa’ in 2000, Numbata Inne Man Witharada’ in 2004 and the final album ‘Sudu Hansini’ in 2010, which included contributions from Bathiya & Santhush, and Amal Perera.
     Throughout her career Deepika Priyadarshani has done playback singing for 7 films including ‘Hima Giri Arana’, ‘Rajjumala’, ‘Wassana Sihinaya’, ‘Heart FM’ and for over 50 television series including ‘Aba Yahaluwo’, Bhagya’, ‘Giraya’, Bavatharanaya’ and ‘Situgedara’.
    Deepika Priyadarshani is not just a singer; she is a unique artist with a vision and who speaks to people with love and compassion through meaningful songs. Undoubtedly, she is one of the best female singers that Sri Lanka has ever produced, and her voice echoes in the hearts of anyone who has listened to her songs.

Guitar Chords and Guitar tabs of Deepika Priyadarshani's Songs