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Australian R&B Artist, Prema Smith talks about his Life, Music and Family

Prema Smith is a highly-trained actor who radiates positivity and vibrancy. He is a hard-working multi-talented creative with over ten years of on screen acting experience. He is no stranger to performing as he has creatively created and crafted numerous characters to life for feature films, TV, and TVCs. His notable screen credits include Cop’s Enemy, which he also directed (Amazon Prime Video), The Other Guy (Stan), and The Pitch.

During this time, Prema has also trained at The Actors Pulse, studying the Meisner technique. Prema strives to cultivate acting truthfully rather than just ‘acting.’ He currently receives private acting coaching with Anthony Brandon Wong. Private vocal training with Grammy winning Artist Prince Chapel and song writing with Grammy winning song writer JackiesBoy (Carlos Battey).

The Sri Lankan-born actor who grew up in Tasmania is always working on his next project. The ambitious talent not only expresses his creativity through acting but extends his passion for storytelling and communicating to additional avenues. He showcases his variety of talents and skills through countless mediums, including being a singer-songwriter with his debut album 386 The Beginning available on streaming platforms, directing and producing feature films and a TV series, presenting, speaking on multiple podcasts. He was also personally invited as a speaker by General Assembly to discuss "being enough.”

Prema believes mindfulness and being open to discussions about mental health are necessary, and he has worked directing numerous educational clips for the Black Dog Institute. He is also the founder of Self Appreciation Day, where self love and self-appreciation are encouraged and celebrated. Prema views psychology as being strongly intertwined with acting, as he expresses this through the wide emotional range that he brings to his roles.

Prema Smith is active in the Australian film and music industry. He is currently based in Sydney and is open for work Australia-wide and internationally.

This is Me brings an old-school R&B pop tune to the 2020s, paired with soothing vocals and well-thought heartfelt lyrics. The song becomes catchy but also explores not needing external validation to love who you are. The feel-good track is about going for you and your dreams, self-improvement, and never giving up on yourself despite the thoughtful yet opposing opinions that relatives and friends may have about fiery topics that most of us may relate to, like our “unconventional” career choices. Positivity is shared across Prema’s music to have a deeper emotional connection with his listeners, incorporating positive mindfulness (Prema refers to this as,“a good food for thought”). His belief in inspiring and empowering people and their mindsets led Prema Smith to establish Self Appreciation Day. A day to focus on loving and appreciating who you are while advocating for awareness of mental health amongst communities. Prema Smith releases

This is Me on April 28th on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and all other music streaming services.

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