Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prashadi Ranasinghe

She is a dancer, teacher, actress, model, a multi-faceted colourful personality, tremendously popular not only in Sri Lanka but also overseas. She is Prashadi Dilrukshi Ranasinghe, one of Sri Lanka's talented dancers and the creator of the Prashadi Dance Academy. Prashadi's birthday is on February 8, 1986. Her sister Poornima is an air hostess and brother Oshan is overseeing his father's business most attentively. Her parents are Ranjith and Vimala Ranasinghe.Prashadi from, beginning to end had schooled at Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda, although selected to the University, she gave up further studies and devoted all her time to her passion... dancing. She was engaged in the Kandyan dancing style of Budawatta, and was a member of the Budawatta Dancing Troupe.he was teaching at the Budawatta Dance Academy for a few years. Having mastered Kandyan dancing, she moved to Indian and Arabic belly dancing while also being skilled in Latin-American as well as freestyle. She said, "Above all styles, I like Indian dancing very much because it breaks a new ground of perception and opens entirely a new vision of reality. It is a mixture of numerous styles and the costumes are extremely interesting."She started her dance academy in Maharagama in 2005. At present, there are 200 students following her footsteps. "I teach them Kandyan dancing, exercises and jumps here," she explained. In 2006, she started her own dancing troupe comprising 12 members, that's growing in popularity by the day.



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