Bio Data :
Born on the 10th of April 1991 is the Daughter of the Famous Singer/Musician Rookantha Goonatillake and Singer/Actress Chandralekha Perera. She started singing at a young age of 3 with the ‘Banana Song’ by her father Rookantha.
As of then, she has been featured in many of Rookantha’s songs and Jingles to Radio Channels and brands such as Sirasa FM, Designee Dresspoint, Munchee, Damro, X-Tra, Kicks and
Soloed for Brands such as: Prima, Wrigley’s, Lotus, Lanka Soy, Munchee,Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Nivaaran, Indra Traders, Multilac, Thilakma, Sitha Fm, RanOne Fm, Shree Fm, etc…
She was educated at
- St.Bridgets Convent, CMB
- St.Nicholas’ International, CMB
- Wycherley International, CMB
- Susan E.Wagner High School, NY, U.S.A.
- The University Of Hartford, CT, U.S.A.
- and a current Alumni of: Delaware State University, DE, U.S.A.
She launched herself as a Singer with the Hit Single:- ” Neela Kandugate” in October of 2009, with her co-singer/friend- Gayan Perera who is also known as the leader of the Band ‘Daddy’ and the son of the famous singer Sunil Perera.
In the year of 2010, Raini acted in her first Movie ‘Sinhawalokanaya- The Cricket Film 2011’ by 1st time Director- Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa and plays the character ‘Samadaree’, the main female role in the movie.
She has also acted in many Stage plays since the 2nd grade upto now; Off-Broadway/Broadway Shows in the U.S.
Some to named:- The Lobster Quadrille, West Side Story, Don’t Call Me Woman, Wicked, The Lion King, The Nativity,etc…
Since 2009 She has released 10 songs that have sky rocketed in the music charts in Sri Lanka, to be named:-
- ‘Neela Kandu’ (2009),
- ‘Tharumini’ (2010) and ‘Mathakada Handaawe’ from the movie ‘Sinhawalokanaya'(2011),
- Wasi Daaka (2011),
- Sanasila (2011),
- Vissikkeruwa Sitha (2012),
- Malwaaram (2012),
- Induwaree (2013) from the Teledrama ‘Induwaree’,
- Kaandam Daasa (2013),
- Chanchala Daase (2014),
- Nobala (2014).
- Suradoothiyo (2016) from the Teledrama Suradoothiyo
- Thaw Durai Jeewithe (2017) from the Teledrama Thaya Durai Jeewithe
- Pahasak (2017) – To Be Released
Her ambition is to become an Aviator ( Commercial Pilot ) and be successful in whatever she might undertake in life whether she becomes a Pilot or not.
As of 2014 She is the Co-Founder & Director of the event company ‘Party People Entertainment’ , A Wedding Planner/Coordinator, Event Planner/Coordinator (www.facebook.com/ppesl) and Founder & CEO of R Style Loft online accessory store (www.facebook.com/rstyleloft).
” I believe I am going to be ‘someone’ someday, now or later. In which ever field I’m destined to be in, I will try and do my best and make life more meaningful and God will lead my way”
– Gender : Female
Best Overall Singer (Chanchala Daase)
Best Singer (Mathakada Handaawe)