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Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe|
August 25, 1984
Matale, Sri Lanka
|Occupation||Actor, Model, TV presenter|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe (born 25 August 1984) is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor, model, dancer and television presenter. He earned the critics' award for 'Best Actor' and 'Most Popular Actor' at the Derana Film Awards in 2016 and 2018, becoming one of Sri Lanka's most popular[peacock term] actors of modern cinema.[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
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. He attended St Thomas' College, Matale for his secondary education.
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. Ranasinghe is versed in Martial Arts, which is a discipline he says he uses even now in his acting career.
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.
The Colombo Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival are the two main shows that Ranasinghe takes part in annually. In addition to these, Ranasinghe models in countless shows throughout the year.
In 2011, he participated in the Swarnavahini Dance Stars Dance competition. After months of competing, Hemal won 1st Runners Up in the competition. He continues to perform in various local shows and events and is sought after by local choreographers. 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  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. All films are in Sinhala, unless otherwise noted.
|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|
|TBD||1970 Love Story|
- Derana Film Award - Most Popular Actor
- Derana Film Awards - Critics Award for Best Actor
- Hiru Golden Film Award - Most Popular Actor
- Hiru Golden Film Award for Best Promising Actor
- Sarasaviya Awards - Special Jury Award 2016
- Derana Film Award - Most Popular Actor 2018 
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