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Upeksha Swarnamali

Model, Actress

Nirmalee de Silva



Upeksha Swarnamali posing beautifully with pink lipstick and wearing a white gown along with assorted white jewelries.

June 26, 1984 (age 36) Kuwait (

Other politicalaffiliations
India International School

Mahesh Chaminda Walawgamage

Anarkali Akarsha, Dinakshie Priyasad, Gayesha Perera


Political party

Upeksha swarnamali paba new video in2015

Upeksha Swarnamali (Sinhalese: උපේක්ෂා ස්වර්ණමාලි), also known as Swarnamali, is a Sri Lankan model, actress, politician and a former Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka. She gained popularity for her role on the television series PABA broadcast on Independent Television Network.


Upeksha Swarnamali looking at something and wearing a red shirt and a black and white sash.

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Personal life

Upeksha Swarnamali posing with a neutral facial expression and wearing a black and white sleeveless dress.

Born in Kuwait to Sri Lankan parents where she lived for 20 years before returning to Sri Lanka in 2004. She has studied at Indian International School, Kuwait and holds a Diploma in Dancing. Her mother named Nirmalee Swarnamali and her father is a tamil citizen. She said that she never know about her dad due to parents divorced where she was 4 years old. Swarnamali has another brother from another mother named J. Shehan Fernando.

Upeksha Swarnamali smiling while doing a sexy pose and wearing a blue saree.

Swarnamali was first married to Mahesh Chaminda, where she was assaulted by her husband and was hospitalised by heavy bruises and injuries. They divorced on 31 January 2013, by a court order from Colombo District Court. She is now married to a car sale owner Samantha Perera, where the wedding was celebrated on 13 March 2016.


Upeksha Swarnamali smiling while doing a sexy pose and wearing a blue saree.

Starting her career as a model, she appeared on several song videos including "Chanchala", and took a major role in the television drama series "PABA". She also participated in the reality dancing show Sirasa Dancing Stars, on 8 June 2008 she was eliminated. She had won the Sumathi Award for Best Upcoming Actress Award for Most popular actress sponsored by Vendol.


Upeksha Swarnamali posing on a wall and wearing a blue saree.

She gained national attention due to the controversial removal from the Paba teledrama aired by State run ITN, due to what she claimed as her open support for then opposition presidential candidate (General Sarath Fonseka).

Upeksha Swarnamali smiling with her hand in her waist and wearing a purple shirt and jean pants.

She was elected as a member of the Sri Lanka Parliament in the 2010 General Elections held on 8 April 2010 representing the United National Party having obtained 813500 preferential votes being the second from Gampaha District UNP list. In June 2010, she steered controversy over an interview she gave on Derana TV. The interview caused great embarrassment to herself as well as the Sri Lankan public. Later she admitted that she lacked political knowledge and had no knowledge about Sri Lankan constitution.

Upeksha Swarnamali smiling with her hand in her chest and wearing a sky blue dress.

She supported the governing United People's Freedom Alliance voting for the 18th amendment to the constitution and crossing over. Swarnamali retired from active politics in 2015.

Appearance in reality show Mega Star

On left, Upeksha Swarnamali posing with both hands in her waist and wearing a dark blue dress. On right, Upeksha Swarnamali sitting down and wearing purple shirt and jean pants.

She took part as a contestant in the Mega Star reality program organized by Swarnavahini, a leading TV broadcast station of Sri Lanka. She made it to the 4 finalists and voted the 4th in the Mega Star finals.

Monitoring Minister

Upeksha Swarnamali smiling at something and wearing a dark green dress.

MP Upeksha Swarnamali was appointed Monitoring Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare by President Mahinda Rajapaksa from 2014.


Upeksha Swarnamali smiling and leaning on a wall and wearing a pink floral shirt and jean pants.

She acted more teledramas than films since her beginning and popularity through teledramas. Her notable film career began with her latest film Cindrella.

Upeksha Swarnamali smiling and wearing large earrings and a white dress.


Upeksha Swarnamali Wikipedia