Hemal Ranasinghe

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Hemal Ranasinghe
Hemal Ranasinghe in 2016 (cropped).jpg
Born Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe
(1984-08-25) August 25, 1984 (age 34)
Matale, Sri Lanka[1]
Nationality Sri Lankan
Occupation Actor, Model, TV presenter
Years active 2009–Present
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]

Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe (born 25 August 1984) is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor, model, dancer and television presenter.[3][4] He earned the critics' award for 'Best Actor' and 'Most Popular Actor' at the Derana Film Awards in 2016 and 2018,[5] becoming one of Sri Lanka's most popular[peacock term] actors of modern cinema.[6][better source needed] Ranasinghe started his career as a model, appearing in several advertising commercials. He made his cinema debut in 2012 appearing in Super Six. In 2016 he won Most Popular Actor, and Best Promising Actor at the Hiru Golden Film Award

Early life[edit]

Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe was born on 25 August 1984, in Matale. He has two elder brothers and one younger brother. His father died while Hemal was in a film shooting on 23 September 2010.[7] He attended St Thomas' College, Matale for his secondary education.[8]

Ranasinghe is the third of four brothers. His father practiced Ayurveda. He has stated that both his mother and father were supportive of his decision to make the arts his chosen career.[9] Ranasinghe is versed in Martial Arts, which is a discipline he says he uses even now in his acting career.[10]



In 2009 he participated in "The Model of the World" in Spain, winning the title 'Male Model of the World 2009', as well as the award for 'Best Glamour' and 'Best Catwalk' during the competition.[11][12]

In 2010, Ranasinghe won the title of Mr. Sri Lanka and represented Sri Lanka at Mister World 2010 in Korea.[8]


The Colombo Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival are the two main shows that Ranasinghe takes part in annually.[citation needed] In addition to these, Ranasinghe models in countless shows throughout the year.[citation needed]


In 2011, he participated in the Swarnavahini Dance Stars Dance competition. After months of competing, Hemal won 1st Runners Up in the competition.[citation needed] He continues to perform in various local shows and events and is sought after by local choreographers.[citation needed] He also act as one of three judges of Hiru Super Dancer reality competition.


Hemal's acting in the film, Super Six, marked as his debut in the film industry. He won the Special Jury Award at the Sarasaviya Awards 2015, a Special Jury Award and "The Most Popular Actor Of The Year 2015" at "The Fourth Derana Film Awards [13] and The Most Popular Actor Of The Year 2015 at the Hiru Golden Film Award for his role in Pravegaya. Hemal presented the television program Mage Prathama Premaya, which was telecasted on Hiru TV.


  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[14] All films are in Sinhala, unless otherwise noted.
Year No. Film Role Notes
2012 1174 Super Six Sanath Debut cinema acting.
2015 1228 Pravegaya Hemal Suriyabandara *Derana Critics awards for Best Actor and Most Popular Actor  – Sinhala
*Most Popular Actor Hiru Golden Film Award  – Sinhala
*Special Jury Award Sarasaviya Awards
2015 1238 Address Na Kalinga Supportive role
2016 1253 Adaraneeya Kathawak Abhimana Jayawardena Musical movie
2016 1267 Zoom Nisal
2017 1273 Bandhanaya Jayasoma
2017 1288 Dedunu Akase Samudhra
TBD 1970 Love Story



  1. ^ "Biography". Wix.com. 1984-08-25. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Show Contestant - Mister World - Mister World". Mrworld.tv. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan actors". Sinhala Cinema Database. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hemal Ranasinghe". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.adaderana.lk/entertainment/47712/winners-of-the-sixth-derana-sunsilk-film-awards-2018
  6. ^ "Interview with Hemal Ranasinghe - Gossips Online | Gossip Lanka Hot News Sri Lanka". Gossips Online. 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2017-01-02. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "Talk with Hemal". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Mrworld Home". Mrworld.tv. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe ~ Sri Lankan Actress and Models Photos". Slactressmodels.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  10. ^ "The new hero in Sinhala cinema". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Models of the Year and Mr. Sri Lanka | Fashion". Dailymirror.lk. 15 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 August 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe at NEXT Hottest Model - next hottest model". Nextmodelmen.typepad.com. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  13. ^ "Most popular Hemal-Dinakshi,Best Jackson-Kaushalya at Derana cinema film awards". Gossip Lanka News [English]. 2016-05-15. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  14. ^ "Sri Lankan Cinema History". National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Fourth Derana Awards". Sarasaviya.lk. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Stars shower at Hiru Awards". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 

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