She is a new comer into the field of acting though she has
taken part in five to six television (TV) commercials
earlier. She is none other than Dinakshi Priyasad who has
taken a new step into the teledrama industry.
“More than acting, I started as a TV presenter in the year
2000 presenting the Sirasa TV ‘Punchi Panchi’ and at present
I am presenting the ‘C View’ musical programme which is on
Channel C at the Dialog TV,” said Dinakshi.
Dinakshi at present she is performing the character of Chapa
in the teledrama ‘Wassana Sihinaya’ which is on Derana TV
directed by Janaka Siriwardhane.
“Chapa is a girl that suffers from some kind of an illness.
She is an orphan and she has to face a lot of troubles which
arrives from her brother in law, Rohan. In the meantime she
meets up with Kasun and the story carries on,” she added.
Dinakshi further stated that the teledrama started
telecasting from September 21 and at the moment she is
receiving fare responses from the viewers.
“Most of the viewers have read the ‘Wassana Sihinaya’ novel
and according to their responses, they say that I am
suitable for the respective character because the character
revolves around a schooling girl of the age which I belong
now,” stated Dinakshi.
According to Dinakshi her hometown is Nugegoda and she
has studied in Holy Family Convent (HFC) in Bambalapitiya up
to the ordinary level (O/L) examination and had continued
her secondary education at the Royal Institute in the Maths
“I did my advanced level (A/L) examination this year and now
I am looking forward to doing an external degree at the Open
University in civil engineering,” she said.
She further stated that she is also hoping to continue her
higher studies in architecture as well as in interior
“I was extremely interested in dancing and singing while
I was schooling and I have also taken part in many singing
competitions as well as in solo singing,” said Dinakshi.
She further emphasised that while she was schooling, she had
no special dream as such other than being at a good position
in the future.
“I had a thought of becoming a film director once in my
childhood because I had a family background related to the
film industry,” stated Dinakshi.
When questioned from Dinakshi, which type of a character she
was in school, she stated that she was a very quiet
character in school.
“I was extremely friendly with all the children in school as
well as with my teachers. I have neither been mischievous
nor being punished,” she said.
According to Dinakshi she has got five members in her
family including her self.
“My father is Dinesh Priyasad who is a movie director and my
mother is Shirani Priyasad,” she added. She further said
that she has got two younger sisters named Sheshadri
Priyasad and Shanudri Priyasad who are still schooling at
According to Dinakshi she has taken part in TV commercials
such as Holcim, Cream Soda, Koththu Mee along with some
“I started appearing in TV commercials in the year 2006
and among the TV commercials which I have performed, the
‘Chit Chat King Size’ TV advertisement was the most
popular,” she added.
Dinakshi further emphasized that she loves listening to
music, dancing, surfing the web (specially the face book)
along with watching movies at leisure.
“I am hoping to out a compact disk (CD) in the near
future along with my two sisters. I have not decided a name
for the CD yet though there will be six songs in the CD,”
She further stated that Ruckshan Mark will be providing
music for the CD and that she is looking forward to release
it by next year.
“I have got two invitations, one for a 40 episode
teledrama and the other for a movie. I will be performing in
the teledrama and the shooting will start commencing from
February next year though I have not yet decided regarding
the movie,” she stated. Concluding her conversation with the
TV guide, Dinakshi stated that she is giving more priority
to her studies while she is hoping to continue in acting if
she gets good roles to perform.