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Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Sri Lanka, as in some cases Sri Lanka may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Sri Lanka then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Sri Lanka, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

The list you're viewing is made up of items like M. G. Ramachandran and Raadhika Sarathkumar.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Sri Lanka?" and "Which famous actors were born in Sri Lanka?"



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    Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man Who Would Be King Albert Moses is a British-based actor born near Kandy, Sri Lanka. He had begun to act by the 1960s in India where he appeared in several films, then produced and directed his first. From India, he

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    One Shot, Hiripoda Wassa, Anjalika Anarkalli Aakarssha is an award winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress, model,singer, TV presenter and a politician. She was crowned Miss Sri Lanka 2004 and represented Sri Lanka at the Miss

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    Island, The City Anoja Weerasinghe is an award-winning Sri Lankan film actress.

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    Anton Jude One Shot Anton Jude is a film actor.

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    Asoka Peiris Der Stein des Todes, Manika^! Une vie Plus Tard Asoka Peiris was an actor.

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    Black, Paani, Sikandar Ayesha Kapur is an Indian film child actress who is best known for playing young Michelle McNally in the Bollywood movie Black. Kapur received unanimous praise for the role, and quickly became the

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    Indira Vizha, Thalaimuraigal Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran, commonly known as Balu Mahendra, was a cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor, who worked in various Indian film industries, primarily in Tamil cinema.

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix ... Bernard White is a Sri Lankan-born, Detroit-raised American actor, screenwriter and film director. A 1977 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, he graduated from Michigan State University.

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    The Pink Panther, Up in the World, The Mouse That Roared Colin Gordon was a British actor born in Ceylon. He was educated at Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford. He made his first West End appearance in 1934 as the hind legs of a horse in a

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    Cyril Wickramage Sath Samudura, The City, Suddilage Kathaawa Cyril Wickramage is a critically acclaimed Sri Lankan actor, director and singer. Wickramage is known for participating mainly in artistic Sinhala films. Wickramage was born in Kurunegala at the

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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Baddegama, Rekava Don Ruter Nanayakkara was a leading character actor of Sri Lankan cinema. Playing lanky villains and comedic characters, Nanayakkara gained popularity in films like Rekava, Kurulu Bedda and Sikuru

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    Damitha Abeyratne Sulang Kirilli, Butterfly Symphony Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress.

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    Wasana, Kolomba Sanniya, Apeksha Geetha Samanmali Kumarasinghe is an award winning Sri Lankan film actress. She made her debut with veteran director K. A. W. Perera's Wasana in 1975 but it was Neil Rupasinghe's Lassana Kella which

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    In Search of the Castaways, The Merchant of Venice, The Earth Dies ... David Spenser was a Sri Lankan-born British actor, director, producer and writer. Spenser played the title role in a 1948 radio production of Richmal Crompton's Just William, and also appeared in

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    Denavaka Hamine Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Sath Samudura, Dahasak Sithuvili Denavaka Hamine is an actress.

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    Nita Fernando Duhulu Malak, Wasana Nita Fernando is an award-winning actress in the Sri Lankan cinema. She has starred in films like Duhulu Malak and Pavuru Walalu.

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    The Frighteners, The Scarecrow, Smash Palace Desmond Kelly is a Ceylonese musician who has entertained in Sri Lanka and in Australia. He was born in Colombo in 1936.

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    Naan Kadavul, Ullam Ketkumae, Pattiyal Pooja Gauthami Umashankar, mononymously known as Pooja, is an Indian-Sri Lankan actress, who has primarily appeared in Tamil films as well as Sinhala, Malayalam and amateur films. Following a series

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    Saguni, Jeans, Amarkalam Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian television and film actress, entrepreneur and producer. She is the founder of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited, which has produced successful serials Chitti,

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    Dhamma Jagoda was the first Head of the Drama Unit at the National Television channel Rupavahini Corporation in Sri Lanka. He was a pioneer theater and television play director and actor In Sri Lanka.

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    Yuganthaya Ramani Elizabeth Bartholomeusz was a Sri Lankan model and actress. Having been crowned Miss Sri Lanka in 1985, she represented Sri Lanka at the 1985 Miss Universe pageant. Ramani was born to Kamala

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    Dilhani Ekanayake Flowers of the Sky, Pickpocket, Me Mage Sandai Dilhani Ashokamala Ekanayake is an award-winning Sri Lankan film teledrama actress and a model.

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    Duhulu Malak, Der Stein des Todes, Aswesuma Ravindra Randeniya is a Sri Lankan actor and politician. He rose to fame in Lester James Peries's film Desa Nisa in 1972, and was a popular actor during the 1970s and 1980s; He won the Sarasaviya Best

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    Sujatha, Wasana, Akka Nago Dommie Jayawardena was a Sri Lankan actor and singer. He achieved fame playing villainous roles. Jayawardena was born in Ambalangoda on June 25, 1927. He first appeared on the silver screen in Sujatha

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    Yuganthaya Richard Manik de Zoysa was a well-known Sri Lankan journalist, author, human rights activist and actor, who was abducted and murdered on 18 February 1990. His murder caused widespread outrage inside

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    Duleeka Marapana Sooriya Arana Duleeka Marapana is an actress.

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    Rukmani Devi Paar Magale Paar, Ara Soyza, Wasana Rukmani Devi was a Sri Lankan singer and actress, who was often acclaimed as "The Nightingale of Sri Lanka". She made it to the silver screen via the stage and had acted in close to 100

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    Eddie Jayamanne Abudasse kale, Kolomba Sanniya, Kadawunu Poronduwa Wanniaarachchige Don David Victor Jayamanne, popularly known as Eddie Jayamanne was a popular Sri Lankan comedian and actor of early Sri Lankan cinema. Hailing from a Christian family in Negombo,

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    Sweet Devil, Lilies of the Field, Limelight Minnie Gertrude Ellis Jeffreys was an English actress born in Colombo, in what is now Sri Lanka, the daughter of Captain Dodsworth Jeffreys. She was in more than 75 stage productions and 11 films. Her

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    Death at the Doorstep, Aswesuma, Uppalawanna Sangeetha Weeraratne is an award-winning actress in the Sri Lankan cinema. She made her debut as a sixteen-year-old with Roy De Silva 's It's a Matter of Time opposite Kamal Addararachchi in 1990.

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    The Company Men, American Desi, The Hungry Ghosts Sanjit De Silva is an actor.

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    The Treasure, Ranmuthu Duwa, Sandesaya Sembuge Gamini Shelton Fonseka was a Sri Lankan film actor, film director and politician. Fonseka was born on 21 March 1936 in Dehiwela the third child of William and Daisy Fonseka. Starting school at

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    Water Sarala Kariyawasam, who hails from Galle, is a Sri Lankan child actress. A student of Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya, Sarala is the first Sri Lankan child artiste to make an international debut.

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    Gamya Wijayadasa Aalaap Gamya Wijayadasa is a Sri Lankan beauty pageant titleholder who won Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2009 and represented Sri Lanka in Miss World 2009 on December 12, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    Rekava Shesha Palihakkara was an Sri Lankan dancer, actor, and producer. He achieved critical recognition with a starring role in Lester James Peries' masterpiece Rekava and as producer of Getawarayo,

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    Babe: Pig in the City, The Blood of Heroes, Frauds Gandhi MacIntyre is an actor.

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    Gemini Kantha Sujatha Gemini Kantha was a Sri Lankan film actress. She was a pioneer comedy actress known as Josi Baba and singer in early Sri Lankan cinema. She acted in several stage plays before embarking as a film

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    Swarna Mallawarachchi Hanthane Kathawa, Sath Samudura, Ahas Gauwa Swarna Mallawarachchi the award-winning Sri Lankan film actress, also known as the "Golden star of Sinhalese cinema". She began her acting career whilst still a schoolgirl - starring in the

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    Vasanthi Chathurani Wekande Walauwa, White Flowers for the Dead, Ganga Addara Vasanthi Chathurani is a Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress. She made her debut as a teenager in Sumitra Peiris's Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Her most acclaimed role in the silver screen was that of

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    Suddenly, Last Summer, The Picture of Dorian Gray Gillian Raine is an actress and was the wife of the actor Leonard Rossiter from 1964-1984, though they had been living together since 1962. They had one daughter, Camilla. Raine has appeared in a

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    Baddegama, Hanthane Kathawa, Wasana Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga, also known as Vijaya Kumaranatunga, was a popular Sri Lankan film actor and politician, married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaranatunga from 1978 to

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    Baddegama, Gamperaliya, Kaliyugaya Henry Jayasena born in Bendiyamulla, Gampaha is a Sri Lankan film actor and dramatist.

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    Vijaya Nandasiri Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vijaya-Nandasiri/512334135579072?fref=nf Vijaya Nandasiri is a Sri Lankan dramatist and actor. He has had a varied career beginning in theater and extending

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    Funeral in Berlin, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, The Ruling Class Hugh Burden was an English actor and playwright. He was the son of a colonial official and was educated at Beaumont College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and RADA. He then

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    Hugo Fernando Dheewarayo, Amathikama, Prema Tharangaya K. Hugo Fernando, popularly known as Hugo Master, was a Sri Lankan film personality. Debuting in the first Sinhalese film Kadawunu Poronduwa, Fernando had an over 30 year career as a character actor,

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    Shanthi Lekha The Treasure, Sujatha, Ataweni Pudumaya Rita Irene Quyn, better known as Shanthi Lekha, was a Sri Lankan actress. She played the role of mother in more films than any other actress in Sinhala cinema. Lekha was born in Kalutara on July 1,

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    Iranganie Serasinghe Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Water, Rekava Iranganie Serasinghe is an actor.

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    J. K. Rithesh Pen Singam, Nayagan J. K. Rithesh is an Indian actor and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member. He was an Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ramanathpuram constituency. In

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    Aswesuma, Sooriya Arana, Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli Jackson Anthony is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema. Though he has become popular from his career as an actor. He has appeared before the public in versatile forms; director, producer, singer,

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    Pearl Vasudevi Amathikama, Amma Pearl Vasudevi was an early Sri Lankan actress. Vasudevi was born Pearl Peries in Galle on March 30, 1915 to a Burgher family. She studied at the Good Sheperd Convent in Kotahena and became interested

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