Dinara Punchihewa

Dinara Punchihewa

About Me:
Dinara Punchihewa is an international artist.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Theatre and Drama from Queen Mary University of London in 2016. Since then, she has been acting in film and theatre in Colombo, Mumbai and London.

Dinara continued to work on her acting craft by completed a course in Method Acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio in Mumbai as well.

At the start of 2018, Dinara directed and acted in a short film named ‘Maala’ and through this she was discovered by director Prasanna Vithanage and was cast as the lead role in his latest film ‘Gaadi – Children of the Sun’. This movie premiered At Busan International Film Festival and went on to the list of “100 Asian films not to be missed for 2019”.

Thereafter she acted as the lead role in a film named ‘Saho’ directed by Prof Ariyrathna Athugala, ‘Asu’ directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara which premiered at Tokyo International Film Festival 2021 and ‘Peacock Lament’ also directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. She played the lead role in an Indian short film named ‘Raksa’ directed by Shubhalekha in 2019. Dinara recently played the role of Mishka Chandra on season 4 of ITV’s British TV series ‘The Good Karma Hospital’.

When Dinara is not filming, she conducts performing art workshops for young children through a non-profit named “Punchi Actors” together with a few like-minded volunteers.

Interested In:
– Acting
– Commercial wor
– Modelling