නන්දා මාලනී
Nanda Malini
Mirihana Arachchige Nanda Malini Perera
  • Birthday : 1943 August 23

  • Nanda was born on 23 August 1943 as the fourth child to a rural family of nine in Lewwanduwa in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka. Her father, Vincent Perera was a skillful tailor and ready-made coat maker. Her mother, Liyanage Emily Perera was a housewife. She has four sisters and four brothers. She moved to Kotahena in Colombo as an adolescent and was admitted to Sri Gunananda Vidyalaya where she came under the tutelage of T. N. Margaret Perera.
     
    She was married to Suneth Gokula and the couple has two daughters – Varuni Saroja, Ama Sarada. Elder daughter Varuni is married to Chaminda, son of popular lyricist Dharmasiri Gamage. Younger daughter Ama is married to Sanjeewa.
     
    In 1956, she contested for ‘Padya Gayana’ competition held at Borella YMBA, in which she won a gold medal. After winning the poetry contest, Radio Ceylon W. D. Amaradeva invited Nanda to take part in a song, she sang the song Budu Sadu written by Asoka Colombage and set to music by D. D. Danny on Karunaratne Abeysekera's popular program known as Lama Mandapaya on Radio. In 1963, Amaradeva selected Malini for background singing for the film Ranmuthu Duwa, the first Sinhala colour film. In that film, she sang the song Galana Gagaki Jeewithe with Narada Disasekara which was the first song written by Chandraratne Manawasinghe for cinema. The film won all the Sarasavi awards for music that year where Malini won the award for the Best Female Singer, her first major award. Since then she has sung in many films and has won 11 Sarasavi awards, 8 Presidential awards and adjudged the most popular female vocalist from 1995-98.
     
    Nanda continued her training after achieving fame, learning under B. Victor Perera. She studied for a year at Heywood Institute of Art and moving on to Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow, India in 1963. She would later return to the University to obtain a Visharada degree in 1984 with a First Division Distinction.
     
    Upon her return to Sri Lanka, Malini appeared on W.D. Amaradeva's program "Madhuvanthi" singing the songs Sannaliyane and Ran Dahadiya Bindu Bindu. Malini has had a string of successful releases. Her lyrics depict realistic life situations, love, relationships, and emotions. The songs Pipunu Male Ruwa, Sudu Hamine, and Kada Mandiye attest to her effort to expose the hearts of women. Some of Nanda's popular songs, such as Manda Nawa Karanawa, show a humorous and sensitive account of a young woman's experience of loneliness.
     
    In 1971, Nanda collaborated with Amaradewa in the "Srawana Aradhana concert". In 1973, she started her first solo concert series, and after having 530 shows the series ended on 22 May 1979. In August 1981 she started another concert series "Sathyaye Geethaya". She played 500 shows and ended in August 1984. She conducted her next solo musical concert series "Pavana" in June 1987 which ran for 18 months with 205 shows. Her songs in "Pavana" were banned in SLBC and SLRC where the concert was also banned. After 22 years her newest solo musical concert titled "Shwetha Rathriya" was held with the collaboration of Sirasa FM in 2010.
     
    In 1984, she established a music academy Nanda Malini Ashram.
     
    Malini has produced 25 cassettes such as Malata Renu, Saadu Naada and Sari Podiththak. On 8 September 2007, she launched her CD Etha Kandu Yaye comprising a collection of 16 award winning songs. The launching ceremony was held at the BMICH Open Air Theater at 7.30 p.m. In 1993, she composed a CD "Kunkuma Pottu" which has songs sung in Tamil. Another of her CD's titled "Andaharaya" is made up of music composed of computer software.
     
    In 2017, she has conferred the honorary degree ‘Darshana Shuri’, Doctor of Philosophy of Fine Arts by the University of Visual and Performing Arts. It was the first time that a female artiste was recognized by a university in Sri Lanka.

    SONGS
    1Vocal
    අමිහිරි වී දෝ වස්දඬු රාවය
    Amihiri wedo wasdadu rawaya

    Vocal Victor Rathnayake
    2Music
    අකලට වට මහ වරුසාවක් සේ
    Akalata Wata Maha Warusawak Se

    Vocal Niranjala Sarojini


    3Vocal
    Diyamanthi-1976Film Songයොවුන් වසන්තයේ දුහුල් වලාකුළේ
    Yowun Wasanthaye Duhul Walakule



    4Vocal
    වැස්සකට ඉඩ ඇතත් අහස් කුස දස අතම
    Wassakata Ida Athath



    5Vocal
    වහින්නට හැකි නම් ගිගුම් දී.. වියළි ගම් බිම් වලට
    Wahinnata Hakinam Gigum Dee



    6Vocal
    උඩඟු ලියන් ගොතා බඳින.. නීල වරල සරසන්නට
    Udagu Liyan Gotha Badina



    7Vocal
    තරුද නිදන මහ රෑ.. නිදමි මහද නිදි නෑ
    Tharuda Nidana Maha Ra



    8Vocal
    Iti PahanTele Dramaසුළඟට සැලෙනා
    Sulangata Selena



    9Vocal
    සුළං කපොල්ලේ.. තැනු කැදැල්ලේ
    Sulan Kapolle Thanu Kadalle



    10VocalMusic
    සැඳෑ කළුවර කුර ගගා විත්
    Sanda Kaluwara Kura Gaga With



    11Vocal
    Music Videoරත්තරන් දුවේ.. අපේ රත්තරන් දුවේ
    Raththaran Duwe Ape Raththaran Duwe

    Vocal Rohana Weerasinghe


    12Vocal
    රට කරවන්ට නම්.. රට කරවන්ට නම් මසුරං ඇතුව කැටේ
    Rata Karavanta Nam



    13Vocal
    Duhulu Malak-1976Film Songරන් කෙන්දෙන් බැඳ.. අතැඟිලි එක්කළ ආදරයයි
    Ran Kenden Banda



    14Vocal
    ප්‍රේමය නම් රාගයෙන් තොර
    Premaya Nam Ragayen Thora



    15Vocal
    පුජාසනයේ ඔබ හිඳුවා.. ඔබට පුදන
    Poojasanaye Oba Hinduwa



    16Vocal
    පිපුණු මලේ රුව එමල දනීදෝ
    Pipunu Male Ruwa Emala Danido



    17Vocal
    පෙම් ලොවේදි දුටු ඔහුමද මේ
    Pem Lowadi Dutu Ohumada Me



    18Vocal
    මලට රේණු සේ ඔබ ළඟ ඉන්නම්
    Malata Renu Se Oba Langa Innam



    19Vocal
    මගෙ සිහිනය මට දකින්න
    Mage Sihinaya Mata Dakinna



    20Vocal
    මගේ දේශය.. මගේ ජාතිය.. මගේ ආගම
    Mage Deshaya Mage Jathiya Mage Agama



    21Vocal
    මා සඳට කැමති බව දැනගෙන
    Ma Sandata Kamathi Bawa Danagena

    Vocal Rohana Weerasinghe


    22Vocal
    Gajaman PuwathaTele Dramaජීවිතේ කවියක්.. ආදරේ එහි සොඳුරුතම වදනක්
    Jeewithe Kaviyak



    23Vocal
    හන්තාන අඩවියේ.. මැදුරු කුලුනු සුදු සඳලු තලා පිස
    Hanthana Adaviye



    24Vocal
    හද විල කළඹන පෙම් ජල රේඛා
    Hada Vila Kalabana Pem Jala Reka



    25Vocal
    Ranmuthu Duwa-1962Film Songගලන ගඟකි ජීවිතේ.. දයාලූ ලෝකයේ
    Galana Gangaki Jeewithe

    Vocal Narada Dissasekara


    26Vocal
    Music Videoදකුණේ දරුවන් හිනැහෙන දවසක
    Dakune Daruwan Hinahena Dawasaka



    27Vocal
    Yasa Isuru-1982Film Songඅම්මාවරුනේ.. අම්මාවරුනේ.. සම්මා සම්බුදු අම්මාවරුනේ
    Ammawarune



    28Vocal
    අහස සේ ඔබ අනන්තයි.. සයුර සේ ඔබ අනන්තයි
    Ahasa Se Oba Ananthai



    29Vocal
    අහස ගුගුරා.. අකුණු පුපුරා.. මගේ හිත වැන්දඹු වුණා
    Ahasa Gugura Akunu Pupura



    30Vocal
    ආදරයේ වේදනාව හදට දැනුණු
    Adaraye Wedanawa Hadata Danuna



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