Her move to branch out from her successful career and host a talk show helped keep her grounded and revealed the personable, charming woman behind the famous star. Anarkalli Live began airing on TV Derana in 2008. The program gave Anarkalli a chance to speak more directly and naturally with fans.
Her charm and vibrance proved to be winning ingredients that made the talk show a hit. Anarkalli Live lasted 10 seasons before her move to Swarnavahini for a new show, Live Sunday with Anarkalli. These two shows helped differentiate Anarkalli’s voice from the crowd and establish her’s as a thoughtful voice worth hearing.