Shihan Mihiranga – ශිහාන් මිහිරංග( born 18 March 1985), is a Sri Lankan singer, composer and songwriter. He was ranked fifth place in the first season of Sirasa Superstar, an idol program in Sri Lanka similar to American Idol. He released his first album ‘Dreams of Shihan’ in 2006. Then in 2008 he released his second album, Dreamz 2 – My Life. Despite being in the 5th position in Sirasa Super Star, season 1, Shihan made a very good impression and is the most popular amongst all the young singers in Super Star arena and Shihan is called as Dream Boy of the youth in Sri Lanka.
He studied at De Mazenod College, Kandana. His father Tyronne Bennet is a Sound Engineer who is currently employed in Bahrain.
In Sirasa Superstar season 4 which was renamed as ‘Generation 4’, Shihan compered the program along with Nirosha Perera-Yawwane Sihina Yata Daelwune
He also vocalised the theme song of Sirasa Superstar, Generation 4.
His album, Dreams of Shihan, won the Most Popular Album award in 2006.
He currently acts as the Brand Ambassador for Mobitel Smart 5, and Tiara Rollo cake.
Early life and background
Shihan was born on 18 March 1985 to Tyronne Bennet and Nilu Mallika. His father, Tyronne Bennet is a Music Engineer. He has a sister, Shanika Mihiravi. He studied at De Mazenod College, Kandana.
Shihan married Gishni Clementa Silva on 25 January 2012. Their love story had reportedly started 9 years earlier and it had been a secret to the media until the wedding.
The wedding was held at St. Mary’s church in Nayakakanda, Hendala. Reports say that the lovebirds were intent on keeping the event low scale and away from the attention of the media. Clementa is the daughter of Upali Silva, who is a PTI of Shihan’s school. The wedding photography was done by Dayan Witharana.
Music videos and choreography
Shihan released his first music video “Ada Thaniyen maa” which was a great hit in Sri Lanka. Later it won the most popular music video award at Derana Music Video Awards. He then released videos for several hit songs of his two albums. His music videos like “Sewwandiye”, “Sulagak Wela”, “Mata Nelaganna Bari”, “Wassane”, “Ae obama dai” and “Mihiraviye” were among the most popular music videos in Sri Lanka. Later he went on to sing in several Sinhala movies. He was the main playback singer in the movie “Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe”. His songs from the movie became popular hits in Sri Lanka. He did playback singing for the song, “Raya Pibidee” in the movie “Super Six”.
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