Kumara Thirimadura

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Kumara Thirimadura
කුමාර තිරිමාදුර
Born Kumara Thirimadura[1]
(1969-04-17) April 17, 1969 (age 49)
Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa
Occupation Actor, Journalist, Producer, Singer, Screen Play Writer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Thushara Thirimadura
Children Amanda Thirimadura
Suchetha Thirimadura
Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Best Screenwriter

Kumara Thirimadura (born April 17, 1969 as කුමාර තිරිමාදුර) [Sinhala]) is an award-winning actor in Sri Lankan cinema, stage drama and television.[2] Highly versatile actor from drama to comedy, he is an actor, singer, journalist by profession. He along with Sarath Kothalawala won the Award for the Best Screenplay at Derana Lux Film Awards in 2014 for Thanha Rathi Ranga movie.[3][4] He is considered as one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.[5]

Early career[edit]

Born on April 17, 1969, Thirimadura is a past student of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa. He has four elder sisters - Sandya, Udya, Ramya, Soumya and one elder sister Kosala, one younger sister Bhagya and one younger brother Chamila.[6]

He won many awards at school level through many theatre works, which gave him boost to the career. But, before turning in to acting career, he worked 14 years as a journalist of Divaina Newspaper. His journalist career stood even after the acting, but he allocated full-time towards acting as his profession. Tissa Gunawardana was his first teacher in drama and theater. Thirimadura first appeared in Street theatres directed by Gamini Haththotuwegama, while he had his first stage play Sakalajana by Dhamma Jagoda.[7]

Theater work[edit]

Thirimadura has acted in about 80 stage plays, ten films and several tele dramas. Nowadays he is seen in popular stage plays like Balloth Ekka Be, Balloth Ekka Be 2,[8] Charithe Horu Aran,[9] Ko Kukko, Nari Burathi, Ang Awoo, and Deiyoth Danne Ne.[7]

Along with Gihan Fernando, Thirimadura engaged in a stage play Giha Saha Kuma.

Discography[edit]

Thirimadura is an A-grade singer at Sri Lanka Radio Corporation. Though he has not released his solo songs until recently, he has said that he had to sacrifice his early career entirely for the drama and films. He is a die-hard fan of Victor Rathnayake.

Thirimadura released his first solo visual song Ae Mata Adarei in June 2016.[7][10] He also appeared in the music video of song Bodima by Theekshana Anuradha.

On 31 March 2017, Thirimadura performed a musical show at Maharagama Youth Society Hall at 7pm. He titled his show as Kumaraya Man - Deveni Gamana. At the show, he launched his 14-songs music album Ae Mata Adarei as well.[11]

Songs[edit]

Following list is the songs of Kumara Thirimadura.[12]

  • (01) Adannata Epa
  • (02) Lapalu Dalu
  • (03) Mata Asai
  • (04) Paata Paata Mal Gode
  • (05) Paalu Gathiya
  • (06) Seethala Udaye
  • (07) Me Udakki Kolama
  • (08) Malabe Kiyu Kisiveku[13]
  • (09) Ae Mata Adarei
  • (10) Man Boralle Ae Badulle

Television acting[edit]

While working on with theatre works and journalism, his fellow mate Jayantha Chandrasiri invited him to take part in his teledrama Akala Sandhya, which is Thirimadura's first television screen.[7][14] Since then, he acted more than 50 teledramas across genre.

Thirimadura presented program Maarai Hirai telecasted on TV Derana and program Rasoghaya telecasting on Siyatha TV accompany with Mihira Sirithilaka. On ITN, he currently presents the program called Thirimadura Oba Amathai.

Notable works[edit]

  • Akaala Sandya
  • Herda Sakshiya[15]
  • Paba
  • Sapumali[16]
  • Raja Kaduwa
  • Isuru Sangramaya[17]
  • Sihina Tawuma[18]
  • Sihina Puraya[19]
  • Adare Ahasa Tharam[20]
  • Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli[21]
  • Nattukkarayo
  • On Ataka Nataka
  • Sabba Sakala Manaa
  • Dadakeli Arana[22]
  • Jodu Gedara
  • Maama Haa Ma[23]
  • Ahas Maliga
  • Gaga Laga Gedara

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Thirimadura started his film career with Julietge Bumikawa back in 1998, directed by Jackson Anthony. Through that, he performed many dramatic and comedy roles in more than 25+ films up to 2016.[26] Apart from acting, he was also the Production Manager of film Sonduru Dadabima, released in 2003 and screenplay writer of film Thanha Rathi Ranga. The role in this film highly praised by the critics and was a commercial hit as well.

  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema.[27]
Year No. Film Role
1998 902 Julietge Bhumikawa (ජුලියට්ගේ භූමිකාව)
2003 1015 Sonduru Dadabima (සොඳුරු දඩබිම) Arnold
2005 1047 Ira Madiyama (ඉර මැදියම) Checkpoint officer
2005 Aksharaya[28]
2006 1080 Sewwandi (සෙව්වන්දි)
2007 1092 Sikuru Hathe (සිකුරු හතේ)
2008 1106 Rosa Kale (රෝස කැලේ) Percy
2008 1107 Walapatala (වලාපටල) uncredited role
2008 1114 Machan (මචන්) Oaf
2009 1126 Ekamath Eka Rateka (එකමත් එක රටෙක)
2009 1128 Akasa Kusum (ආකාස කුසුම්) Karaoke client
2009 1129 Bindu (බිංදු) Saping
2010 1134 Uththara (උත්තරා) Security officer
2010 1139 Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe (සුවඳ දැනුණා ජීවිතේ) Guest appearance
2010 1144 Ira Handa Yata (ඉර හඳ යට) Captain
2011 1150 Sinhawalokanaya (සිංහාවලෝකනය) Mohothaa
2011 1155 Angara Dangara (අඟර දඟර) Simon
2011 1157 Mahindagamanaya (මහින්දාගමනය) Ilanganaga
2011 1158 King Hunther (කින් හන්තර්) Meththananda
2011 1160 Gamani (ගාමණි) Sergeant Ranasinghe
2013 1185 Bomba Saha Rosa (බෝම්බ හා රෝස)
2013 1190 Nikini Vassa (නිකිණි වැස්ස)
2013 1192 Ran Kevita 2 (රන් කෙවිට 2) Supermarket thief
2013 1195 Seetha Man Awa (සීතා මං ආවා)
2014 1209 Parapura (පරපුර) Adopted father
2014 1213 Thanha Rathi Ranga (තණ්හා රතී රඟා) Wimal
2014 1217 Ko Mark No Mark (කෝ මාක් නෝ මාක්) Mark's neighbour
2014 1218 Api Marenne Na (අපි මැරෙන්නේ නෑ) Mangala Pushpakumara
2015 1236 Lantin Singho (ලැන්ටිං සිංඤ්ඤෝ) Wimale
2016 1256 Motor Bicycle (මෝටර් බයිසිකල්) Three-wheel driver
2016 1257 Maya 3D (මායා 3D) Maya's father
2016 1258 Sujatha Puthra (සුජාත පුත්‍ර) Mudalali
2016 1259 The Rainbow (රන් දේදුන්නක්) Victor
2017 1276 Ali Kathawa (අලි කතාව)
2017 1282 Dharmayuddhaya (ධර්මයුද්ධය) PC Wimal
2018 Porisadaya (පෝරිසාදයා) [29]
2018 Madhura Charika (මධුර චාරිකා)[30]
2018 Yama Raja Siri (යම රජ සිරි)[31] Yama Raja's assistant
2018 Raigamayai Gampalayai (රයිගමයයි ගම්පළයයි)[32] Gampalaya
TBD Veerya (වීර්යා) [33]
TBD Kondadeniye Hamuduruwo (කොණ්ඩදෙණියේ හාමුදුරුවෝ)[34]
TBD Hora Uncle (හොරා අංකල්)[35]
TBD Wali Pawuru (වැලි පවුරු)[36]
TBD Miss Jennis (මිස් ජෙනිස්)[37]
TBD Nidahase Piya DS (නිදහසේ පියා ඩී. එස්.)

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