Today we are adding a new category to our magazine; The Star Profile. Our first star is young, upcoming singer and actress Raini Charuka Goonathilake. Raini, Rookantha, Chandralekha and their band is having a concert today in Montreal, Canada. Sri Lanka song lovers came to the show in thousands despite the rain, freezing cold weather and heavy snow storm. So here is what you want to know about her.
Favorite Artists :
International – Bruno Mars, P!NK , Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Norah Jones.
Sri Lankan – Nirosha Virajini, Nelu Adhikari, Kasun Kalhara, Amal Perera,Chandralekha Perera,Rookantha Goonatillake
Influences : Mum and Dad (Rookantha Goonathilaka & Chandralekha Perera)
Favorite Bands: Paramore, Black Eyed Peas, Queen, Bee Gees, Eagles, Maroon 5, Daddy, BaTtery.
About me :
Upcoming Singer, Actress. 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, I have been featured in many of Rookantha’s songs and Jingles to Radio Channels such as Sirasa FM and Brands such as: Prima, Damro, X-Tra, Kicks, Wrigleys, Lotus, Lanka Soy, Munchee, Nivaaran, Indra Traders, etc…
I was educated at:-
St.Bridgets Convent, CMB
St.Nicholas’ International, CMB
Wycherley International, CMB
Susan E.Wagner High School, NY
and a current Alumni of:
The University Of Hartford, CT, U.S.A.
I launched 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, I acted in her first ever 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.
I have 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…
My ambition is to become an Aviator ( Commercial Pilot ) and be successful in whatever I might undertake in life.
” 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”
Raini Charuka Goonathilake.
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