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Wehella Gamage Rangana Vanshanath Premaratne|
12 January 1959
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
|Occupation||Actor, Tele-drama Producer, Writer|
Rangana Premaratne (born 12 January 1959) is a Sri Lankan film/teledrama actor, producer and television personality. He has appeared in over 100 films/teledramas and earned numerous accolades.
Rangana has been rated amongst the best in the local film/teledrama industry. Well known for his strong character and to add to that his vigorous voice Rangana is a significant figure in the industry.
Rangana began his career as a stage-drama actor in the early 1980s acting in the famous stage-drama Sajan Nallathambi which was one of the first Sri Lankan plays to be a financial success. It was hugely popular, even playing in the Middle East to Sinhala audiences.
Rangana then stepped into the teledrama industry acting in the teledrama Gamana in 1987 directed by veteran K A W Perera. Doing numerous roles in different dramas he became a significant icon in the country's teledrama industry. His award winning performance in the famous teledrama Manokaya in 1998 stands out on top of the major hits in the country's teledrama industry.
In 2001, Rangana expanded his career as a teledrama producer. Rangana in partnership with Kelum Shiromala (his wife) got into producing with the popular teledrama Randunu in which he also played the main role of a politician. The duo together produced six teledramas (2001–2007) which includes award winning dramas like Punchi Rala and Ruwata Ruwa.
|1998||Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli||Singapore International Film Festival Represented Sri Lanka in 1998|
|2002–2003||Sakman Maluwa||Directed by Sumitra Peries|
|2009||Leader||A Film by Ranjan Ramanayake|
|2010||Ira Handa Yata||Actor|
|1995||Isurugira||Actor||Represented Sri Lanka in the Golden Crest International Television Festival in Bulgaria (1995)|
|1998||Manokaya||Actor||Sumathi Awards - Award Winner|
|2001||Randunu||Actor/Producer||Telecasted on Rupavahini|
|2001||Damini||Actor||Telecasted on Sirasa TV|
|2002||Ruwata Ruwa||Actor/Producer||Nominee Sumathi Awards (2003) – Best Actor||Starred in triple roles (1st time in Sri Lankan teledrama industry)|
|2003||Tharu Paba||Actor||Telecasted on Swarnavahini|
|2003||Ran Dalambuwo||Actor/Producer||Telecasted on Rupavahini|
|2004||Punchi Rala||Actor/Producer||Raigam Tele Awards (2005) Drama of the Year||Raigam Tele Awards (2005) Won 9 Awards and another 4 Nominees|
|2006||Madu Nam Eya||Actor/Producer|
|2006||Makara Dadayama||Actor||Detective Tele series on Sirasa TV|
|2007/2008||Bol Vi Ahuru||Actor||Telecasted on Swarnavahini|
|2009/2010||Ridee Tharaka||Actor||Telecasted on ITN Sri Lanka|
|2010||Sanda Numba Nam||Actor||Telecasted on Swarnavahini|
|2013/2014||Hiru Thaniwela||Actor||Telecasted on Hiru TV|
|2015||Maya Sihina||Actor||Telecasted on Sirasa TV|
|2016||Sikka Team||Actor||Telecasted on Rupavahini|
|2016||Uthum Pethum||Actor||Telecasted on Sirasa TV|
|2016/2017||Anantha||Actor||Telecasted on Swarnavahini|
|2016/2017||Medi Sina||Actor||Telecasted on Sirasa TV|
|2017||Rathu Pichcha||Actor||Telecasted on Sirasa TV|
|2017||Lokantharayo||Actor||Triple Roles - As Panduka/Hapan/Bhee - Telecasted on Siyatha TV|
|2017||Sirakari||Actor||Telecasted on ITN|
|2018||Rajiniyo||Actor||Telecasting on Rupavahini|
|2018||Urumayaka Aragalaya||Actor||Telecasting on Hiru TV|
|2018||Awasan Inima||Actor||Telecasting on Rupavahini|
|2018||Alu||Actor||Telecasting on Rupavahini|