Damitha Abeyratne

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Damitha Abeyratne
Born Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne
(1975-09-14) September 14, 1975 (age 42)
Colombo
Years active 1987–Present
Spouse(s) Lendi Johnson (m.2014)[1]
Awards Sarasaviya Best Actress Award (2003)
Sumathi Best Actress Award (2006)
Website Damitha Abeyratne on IMDb

Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne (born September 14, 1975) is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Sedhavi Mudiyanselage Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne Bandara schooled at Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya, Nugegoda and St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya.

Career[edit]

In 1987, she made her acting debut as an eight-year-old in the teledrama Passe Gena Manamali and later appeared in her first film Meeharaka directed by I. Hewawasam in 1993. However, she only played a significant role with Inoka Sathyangani's 2003 film Sulang Kirilli. This won her the Sarasaviya Best Actress Award, SIGNIS Best Actress Award and many other international awards. Up to now, she has acted in over 150 teledramas and about 7 films.[4][5][6] She was also won awards for the dramatic roles of Dandubasnamanaya television series and Mee Haraka film.[7]

Abeyratne plays her debut role as director with the teledrama serial Sasara Sarani, where she is the producer as well.[8]

Filmography[edit]

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[9]
Year No. Film Role
1994 819 Mee Haraka Soma
1999 925 Mandakini
2003 1018 Sulang Kirilli Rathi
2007 1094 Nisala Gira Poddi
2008 1103 Adara Meena Also as Playback singer.
2009 1126 Ekamath Eka Rateka
2010 1138 Dakina Dakina Mal Mandakini
2010 1141 Sthuthi Nawatha Enna
2010 1142 Bambara Walalla Kumari
2010 1144 Ira Handa Yata LTTE female cadre
2011 1150 Sinhawalokanaya Sirimal Ethana
2011 1160 Gamani Crouched shooter
2013 1196 Samanala Sandhawaniya Punya's roommate
2014 1201 Rupantharana Radha
2015 1221 Maharaja Gemunu Rohini
2015 1228 Pravegaya Brando's wife
2015 1237 Suhada Koka uncredited role
2016 1248 July 7 Damitha
2016 1255 Ulath Ekai Pilath Ekai Roshan's Mother
2016 1257 Maya 3D Shantha's fiancée
TBD Bahuchithawadiya Kanthi

Awards[edit]

  • 1995 - O.C.I.C Best Actress for Dandubasnamanaya
  • 1995 - Swarna Sanka Best Supporting Actress for Mee Haraka
  • 1996 - Sarasaviya Merit Award for Mee Haraka
  • 2004 - Sarasaviya Best Actress Award for Sulang Kirilli
  • 2004 - SIGNIS Best Actress Award for Sulang Kirilli
  • 2004 - Best Actress Award at the 8th Dhaka International Film Festival
  • 2004 - Best Actress Award at the Tamil Nadu International Film Festival
  • 2005 - Presidential Award Best Actress for Sulang kirilli
  • 2005 - Vishva Keerthi Award For Winning Two International Awards For Film Sulang kirilli
  • 2005 - Outstanding Young Personality Junior Chamber Sri Lanka For The Contributtion To The Art
  • 2006 - Sumathi Best Actress Award for Keli Madala

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wedding bells for Damitha". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Damitha's "Daily Mirror" Profile". Daily Mirror(Sri Lanka). 25 January 2005. 
  3. ^ "Sarasaviya Awards:And the verdict is..." Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 29 August 2004. Archived from the original on 28 April 2005. 
  4. ^ "Wansakkarayo exposes evils of politics". TV Times(Sri Lanka). 15 July 2007. ISSN 1391-0531. 
  5. ^ "Silver glitter in dark times". The Island(Sri Lanka). 19 January 2005. 
  6. ^ "Damitha reaches stardom". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 24 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2005-02-19. 
  7. ^ "Dhamitha Abeyratne - The Sulan Kirielle". The Island. 
  8. ^ "Sasara Sarani: Damitha's debut direction". The Sunday Times. 
  9. ^ "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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