Jagath Chamila

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Jagath Chamila
Born Jagath Chamila Fernando
(1972-06-06) June 6, 1972 (age 46)
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Piumi Uthpala Dharmasri
Children Vinuri Kinara
Pansilu Pawan
Awards
  • Best Actor award - New York International Film festival (2013)

Jagath Chamila (Sinhalese: ජගත් චමිල) is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theatre and television serials.[1] He made his debut as a film actor in 1992 through the Sinhalese film Guru Gedara where he portrayed a role of a child. In 2013 won the award for the Best Actor at New York International Film festival (N.Y.C.I.F.F.) for his unique portrayal as Sami in Samige Kathava, a film based on Elmo Jayawardena’s novel Sam’s Story (2001).[2][3] He is considered as one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.[4]

Family[edit]

Chamila was born on 6 June 1972 in a family with three siblings. His father Tinil Fernando was a school principal and mother Veine Biatrice is a housewife. He has two brothers Ajith Tinal, Prasad Saman and one sister Nirosha Shayamali. Chamila is married to Piumi Uthpala Dharmasri and they have one son, Pansilu Pawan and one daughter, Vinuri Kinara.[5]

Career[edit]

Jagath Chamil's career life as an actor was started with stage dramas at school while he was a student at Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa. After first taking part in the school drama Samanala Kanda in 1986, he able to win the Best Actor awards in the Inter school Drama Competition from 1990 to 1992 consecutively. He made his first film appearance in 1992 through the Sinhalese film Gurugedara (Teacher's home) directed by Vijaya Dharmasiri.[6] He won the Best Actors award for his role in Sunil Chandrasiri’s play Don Juan at the State Drama Festival of 2005.[7] In 2013 he was awarded the best actor's award for his leading role in Sameege Kathawa (Sam's Story) at the New York City International Film festival in New York.[8][9]

Television serials[edit]

  • Samanalakanda[10]
  • Mama Nemei Mama
  • Ruwan Maliga[11]
  • Sada Pinibidaka
  • Sudui Usai
  • Jodu Gedara
  • Maama Haa Ma
  • Visuviyas Kandu Pamula
  • Aswenna[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Gurugedara
1995 Maruthaya
2000 Me Mage Sandai Prospective soldier
2002 Thani Thatuwen Piyabanna Football player
2005 Asani Warsha Pradeep Godakumbura
2005 Sulanga Threewheel driver
2007 Uppalawanna Rathnapala
2008 Hathara Denama Surayo remake Dougie
2011 Gamani Sunimal
2012 Prathiroo Suresh
2013 Samige Kathawa Sam
2015 Ho Gaana Pokuna Uma's lover Only the voice
2017 Hima Tharaka
TBD Veerya Roger [14]

Awards[edit]

Chamila has won many awards since school times. He won the best actor award in 2013 at New York City International Film Festival as well.[5]

  • Best Actor Award in the inter-school drama competition - 1988, 1989, 1990
  • State Drama Award (Best Actor) for Don Juan - 2005
  • President award (Best supporting actor) for Roda Hathare Manamalaya - 2005
  • Raigam tele award (Best supporting actor) for Roda Hathare Manamalaya - 2005
  • SIGNIS Tele Cinema Award (Best supporting actor) for Roda Hathare Manamalaya - 2005
  • Sarasaviya Award (Special Jury Award) for Asani Warsha - 2005
  • Sumathi Awards (Best Actor) for Swayanjatha - 2011
  • New York City International Film Festival (Best actor in a Leading role) for Sam’s Story - 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jagath Chamila". National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Pethiyagoda, Nanda (22 March 2014). "Samige Kathawa". The Island (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Jayawardena, Elmo (10 July 2013). "Was Jagath Chamila that good?". Daily News (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Five Actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage". Munchee daily. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Best Actor Jagath Chamila teaches invaluable lesson". The Nation. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Wimalasinghe, Vasantha (20 May 2013). "Jagath in jubilant form". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Fernando, Susitha R (10 April 2005). "Jagath Chamila has made a name". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Uvais, Ramesh (21 June 2013). "Jagath Chamila wins best actor award in New York". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sri Lankan President congratulates award winning actor Jagath Chamila". www.colombopage.com. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "ITN fetes award winning actor Jagath Chamila". itn.lk. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ruwan Maliga coming 26th on Sirasa TV". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "Story of Bunjappu". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "SIGNIS Salutes#38th SIGNIS SALUTATION Cine and Tele Awards 2015". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 13 December 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Veerja brings last act of Jude". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 

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