Nanda Malini

Nanda Malini
Born August 23, 1943(1943-08-23)
Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Other names Mirihana Arachchige Nanda Perera,Nanda Malini Gokula
Education Sri Gunananda Vidyalaya, Bhatkhande Music Institute at Lucknow, India 1963
Occupation Singer Teacher
Spouse Suneth Gokula
Children Varuni Saroja,Ama Sarada

Nanda Malini (Sinhala:නන්දා මාලනී) (born August 23, 1943 )who traditional style Singer is well known the queen of classical , contemporary Sinhala music and the most talented and much loved female singer in Sri Lanka.[1] She has gained her praise and popularity and won her 11 Sarasaviya Awards and 8 Presidential Awards for Best Singer .

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Early life

Malini was born to a rural family of nine in Lewanduwa in Aluthgama. 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. After winning a poetry contest, Malini was taken to Radio Ceylon by Perera and sang "Budu Sadu" on Karunaratne Abeysekera's popular programme Lama Mandapaya.

Later

Malini continued her training after achieving fame, learning under B. Victor Perera, studying for a year at Heywood and moving on to Bhatkhande Music Institute at Lucknow, India 1963. She would later return to the University to obtain a Visharada degree in 1984. Upon her return to Sri Lanka, Malini appeared on Amaradeva's programme Madhuvanthi singing "Sannaliyane" and "Ran Dahadiya Bindu Bindu." Malini has had a string of successful releases: Perada Maha Re, Pahan Kanda, Sathyaye Geethaya, Hemanthayedi, Tharuka Es, Pavana, Sindu Hodiya, Kinduriyakage Vilapaya, Madhu Bandun, Tharu, Malmada Bisau, Cinema Geethavalokana, Kirimadu Vel, Londonyedi Geyu Gee, Yathra, Handahami, Sanka Padma, Pembara Lanka, Kunkuma Pottu, Gramaphone Gee, Araliya Landata, Malata Renu, Nilambare, Sari Podittak and Pirith Pen.Her choice of lyrics depicts realistic life situations, and most intricate,love, human relationships and emotions. "Pipunu Male Ruwa" ,"Sudu Hamine" and "Kada Mandiye" attest to her endless efforts to expose the hearts of women. some of Nanda's popular songs such "Manda Nawa Karanawa", are a humorous and sensitive account of a young woman's experience of loneliness.[1]

concerts

In 1971 Nanda Malini collaborated with Pandit W. D. Amaradewa in the Srawana Aradhana musical concert. In 1973 she started her first solo concert and after Having 530 shows, the series ended on May 22, 1979. In August, 1981 she start another concert ‘Sathyaye Geethaya’. She held 500 shows till August 1984. She conducted next solo musical concert named Pavana in June, 1987 which run 18 months with 205 shows. After 22 years her newest solo musical concert titled ‘Shwetha Rathriya’ hold with collaboration with Sirasa FM in 2010.[2]

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