Dilruk Jayasinha

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Dilruk Jayasinha
Born (1985-01-30) 30 January 1985 (age 34)
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
NationalitySri Lankan
OccupationComedian, actor
Years active2010–present

Dilruk Jayasinha (born 30 January 1985) is a Sri Lankan-Australian comedian and actor.

Early life[edit]

Jayasinha relocated to Melbourne to attend university, before working for a major accounting firm. It was at this time that he realised his heart was not in accounting, but in comedy.[1]

Career[edit]

Jayasinha has appeared on television programs Live on Bowen, The Project, All Star Family Feud, Celebrity Name Game, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem, as well performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

He is known for his role as Ashan on the ABC TV series Utopia.[2]

In 2019, Jayasinha is touring his comedy show Cheat Days.[3][4] He was also the host of the 2019 Antenna Awards, honouring the best in Australian community television.[5]

Awards[edit]

In 2018, he won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Low, Lenny Ann (24 November 2016). "Dilruk Jayasinha: I'd rather be a broke comedian than a rich accountant". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ Edwards, Verity (15 July 2017). "Q&A: Dilruk Jayasinha, actor & comedian, 32". The Australian. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Cheat Day(s)". Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Token Profile page". Excellence Through Guesswork. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ Knox, David (11 September 2019). "Dilruk Jayasinha to host Antenna Awards for C31". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Jayasinha wins best new talent Logie". MSN. AAP. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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