Rukmani Devi

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Birthday
15, 1923
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
Oct 28, 1978 (55)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1923
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
Oct 28, 1978 (55)

About

Singer nicknamed "The Nightingale of Sri Lanka" and known for her 1938 recording of the popular song "Siri Buddhagaya Vihare." Also an actress, she appeared in numerous stage and screen productions.

Before Fame

She started singing Christmas carols at the age of seven and, at around this time, performed the lead role in a play called The Shoemaker's Wife.

Trivia

Considered the most significant female Sri Lankan singer of her era, she received the Sarasaviya Lifetime Achievement Award in 1979.

Family Life

She was married to Eddie Jayamanne.

Associated With

She and Nanda Malini were both acclaimed Sri Lankan singers of the twentieth century.