Piumi Hansamali

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Piumi Hansamali
පියුමි හංසමාලි)
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Born (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 30)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan
CitizenshipSri Lanka
Alma materSri Sobitha Vidyalaya, Rajagiriya
  • Actress
  • Model
Years active2011–present
Known forWassanaye Sanda
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
  • Nihal Lakshman Gomez (father)
  • Wasanthi Perera (mother)

Piumi Hansamali (born 22 November 1992 as පියුමි හංසමාලි), is an actress in Sri Lankan cinema[1] and television as well as a beauty pageant contestant and a model.[2][3][4] Started as a model, she later became very popular with the television serial Rithu and films Wassanaye Sanda[5][6] and Lucknow.[7]

Personal life

Hansamali was born on 22 November 1992 in Colombo as the only child of the family.[8] Her father is Nihal Lakshman Gomez and mother is Wasanthi Perera both worked abroad. She completed education from Sri Sobitha Vidyalaya, Rajagiriya.[9]

She was married and is a mother of a son.[10][11]


In 2011, she joined with Side Images Modeling School conducted by Rozanne Diasz where she started modeling career from Ramp Modelling.[12] In 2015, she participated in Mrs Globe and then in 2016, contested in Mrs. Noble Queen of the Universe held in Malaysia.[13][9][14] In 2017, she contested for the Best Model in Asia in Future Fashion Faces World held in Turkey.[15][16][17][18] In 2014, Hansamali made her maiden television appearance with the television serial Rithu telecast in ITN directed by Shantha Soyza. In the serial, she played the lead titular role opposite to popular actor Vishwa Kodikara.[9] Even though the serial started to receive popularity, it was cancelled in the beginning of 2015 due to political pressure.[19]

Then in 2018, she made her maiden cinematic appearance with the drama film Wassanaye Sanda[20] directed by Udayakantha Warnasuriya.[11][21][22][23] In the film, she made the lead character of 'Mihiri'.[24][25] In 2019, she was invited to act in Malayalam cinema Lucknow directed by Anil Kumar.[26][27] In the film, she made the lead role along with fellow Sri Lankan dramatist Jackson Anthony.[28][29] This is the second time that a Sri Lankan actress has been in such a position since Yashoda Wimaladharma played the lead role in an Indian film in 1992.[30][31]

Apart from acting, she also worked as a television presenter in the musical program Music Live from 2014 to 2016. She also appeared in several television commercials including, "Sunlight", "TVS Bikes", "Fortune Cooking Oil" and Hacks".[32]

Selected music video appearances

  • Omari Latha by Dushyanth Weeraman [33]
  • Saraviye by Eranga Lanka [34]
  • Modha by Shan Hasim [35]
  • Thahanam by Arshula Cooray [36]
  • Denuna by Sahan / Kaizer [37]
  • Vaishyaviyakda Ma by Amila Perera and Amila Nadeeshani


Year Film Role Ref.
2018 Wassanaye Sanda Mihiri [38][39][40]
2018 Raigamayai Gampalayai [41][42]
TBD Lucknow [43]

Piumi Hansamali in the media



  1. "Actresses in Sinhala Cinema - Piyumi Hansamali". Digital Identity of Sinhala Cinema. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  2. "That news is a lie: Piumi Hansamali". Divaina. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  3. "Piumi Hansamali has over 1.5 million followers". news24. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  4. "Piumi is not stupid enough to become popular by posting nude pictures on Facebook ..." Divaina. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  5. "Piumi Hansamali Misogynist Attack: Police Silent". Colombo Telegraph. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  6. "Udayakantha's 'Wassanaye Sanda' which made the sexy Piumi innocent". infosrilanka. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  7. "Lucknow Malayalam Movie". nowrunning.com. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  8. "Chat with Piumi". lankagossiproom. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "I am very lucky: Piumi Hansamali". Lankadeepa. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  10. "Piumi Hansamali's story about her husband". lady.lk. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "My wedding will be the biggest hit in Sri Lanka". Silumina. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  12. "I have my own limits: Piumi Hansamali speaks". Hiru FM. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  13. "Model S.Sarnai crowned Mrs Asia Noble Queen International 2016". Mawrata News. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  14. "Chat with Piumi". Mawrata News. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  15. "Future Fashion Faces World". gossip9. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  16. "Asian Best Model Piumi Hansamali". gossip9. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  17. "Piumi Hansamali become the best model in Asia". Lankadeepa. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  18. "Honor for Sri Lanka during Best Model competition". Hiru FM. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  19. "ITN Rithu Teledrama banned". gossiplankahotnews. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  20. "Udayakantha Warnasuriya's Waasane Sanda in The kangaroo land". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  21. "'Wassane Sanda' now in cinema". Sunday Times. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  22. "'Wassanaye Sanda', Udayakantha's new cinema entry". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  23. "Piumi Hansamali enters Silver screen two films simultaneously on the same day". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  24. "'Wassanaye Sanda', young faces in cinema". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  25. "Wassanaye Sanda - වස්සානේ සඳ". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  26. "I only do it with a grade - Piumi Hansamali". reader.lk. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  27. "Piumi Hansamali To Mollywood?". Asian Mirror. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  28. "A new film in a foreign soil". Siyatha FM. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  29. "Piumi Hansamali in Kerala". saaravita. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  30. "25 years after Yasoda, Piumi Hansamali joins Jackson to star in Indian cinema". gossiplankanews. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  31. "Sri Lankan stars Jackson Anthony and Piumi Hansamali to act in Malayalam film". newstrails. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  32. "The problem is in the field itself: Piumi Hansamali". Hiru TV. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  33. "Omari Latha (ඔමරි ලතා) - Dushyanth Weeraman ft. Piumi Hansamali Official Music Video". Dushyanth Weeraman official youtube page. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  34. "Saraviye (සරාවියේ) - Eranga Lanka Ft Kaizer Kaiz". Aryans Music. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  35. "Modha: Shan Hasim Ft Droph". CHAMUSRI. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  36. "Thahanam - Arshula Cooray". CHAMUSRI. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  37. "Danuna ( දැනුනා ) - Sahan Ft. Kaizer Kaiz". IRAJ. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  38. "Wassanaye Sanda premier". Deshaya. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  39. "'Wassanaye Sanda' begins today". Divaina. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  40. "Wassanaye Sanda: A beautiful illustration of love and life with lovely intimate human connections". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  41. "New Story about Two Known Characters - Raigamayai Gampalayai". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  42. "Maiden cinematic direction of Lalith Premathilake". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  43. "Piumi Hansamali To Mollywood?". lankainformation. Retrieved 2021-01-19.

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