Apheneya was born in Sri Lanka. Upon moving to Sydney, she developed a love for drama.

Apheneya’s love for performing and creating characters grew into a love for the arts. After high school she was accepted into a Bachelors degree at University of Sydney, majoring in film studies and art history. During her studies, she enjoyed the rich culture of undergraduate productions in acting and filming. The course opened her up to a new way of challenging herself, stretching her to collaborate with others.

The curiosity and enjoyment she experienced confirmed for her that this was what she was destined for. So taking it upon herself to act she applied for the International Screen Academy’s 2013 intake, and experienced her most rewarding journey so far, where she was taught by incredible teachers. She is ready and inspired to make a notable contribution to the Australian industry.