Roshan Pilapitiya

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Roshan Pilapitiya
Born (1975-03-21) 21 March 1975 (age 43)
Hanguranketha, Sri Lanka
Alma mater Dharmaraja College, Kandy
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1988 - present
Spouse(s) Chathurika Pieris (2001 - 2013)
Ridma Dissanayake (2017 - )
Website http://www.helloroshan.com

Roshan Pilapitiya (රොශාන් පිලපිටිය), is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor and singer. Pilapitiya is a popular actor that currently engaged in theatre, cinema and television serials. Roshan was awarded the most popular actor award at Sumathi Tele Awards in 2003 and 2004.

Teledrama career[edit]

Roshan Pilapitya made his acting debut with teledrama Golu Hadawatha (1988), which was directed by popular director Lester James Peries. He won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor in 2002. He played the main part of several commercial successes such as Mandakini (1999), Daru Upatha (2001), Rajjumala (2004), Dhana Rina (2007) and critically acclaimed act in teledramas such as Ek Murgaanganaawiyak.

Notable works[edit]

  • Golu Hadawatha (1988)
  • Mandakini (1999)
  • Daru Upatha (2001)
  • Rajjumala (2004)
  • Dhana Rina (2007)
  • Ek Murgaanganaawiyak
  • Isuru Yogaya
  • Me Sonduru Piyapath (2010)[1]
  • Sihina Aran Enna[2]
  • Doowaru (2012)
  • Isuru Sangramaya (2012)[3]
  • Nirsathwayo (2013)[4]
  • Sasara Sarani (2014)[5]
  • Raena (2014)[6]
  • Daskon (2015)
  • Devi (2016)
  • Me Mamai (2016)
  • Sal Sapu Naa (2016–present)
  • Sooriya Nayo (2017)
  • Thawa Durai Jeewithe (2017)
  • Sidu (2016–present)
  • Kotipathiyo (2018)
  • Sanda Nati Reya (TBD)[7]

Personal life[edit]

As the youngest of the four children, Roshan was born in Hanguranketha, city near Kandy, Sri Lanka. His father is Ariya Abhayasinghe who was a tea plantation owner. His mother Mallika Pilapitiya is also a retired actress, where she recorded the first female lead role of Sri Lanka's first outdoor movie Rekava in 1956 directed by Sir Lester James Peries. His primary education is from C.C College, Hanguranketha, and then he attended Dharmaraja College in Kandy for rest of the education, until he completed his Advanced Level. He also performed well in college stage dramas. He was a bright student in the school, where he was a member of the best drama crew of the school in 1988, and also won the award for inter-school best actor in 1988. Roshan is a very family oriented and a strong Buddhist. His older brother Kapila, older sister Thrishara, and the oldest sibling his beloved brother Chathura. He has refrerered to his family many times in public and always talks about how he has a great family.[8] Roshan is married to rudma, where the wedding was celebrated in 2017.[9][10]

Career[edit]

His career was started with Lester James Peries' teledrama Golu Hadawatha. At the start he was also a singer who performed in the band Red Heart, performed as a guitarist, keyboard player and also as a singer.[11]

His debut film was an English film called Disco Girl in 1990. Pilapitiya lead the role of remake of film Hatharadenaama Soorayo in 2008, which was originally led by Vijaya Kumaratunga.[12]

Songs[edit]

Following list is the songs of Roshan Pilapitiya.[13]

  • (01) Mage Nisala Lowe
  • (02) Sahasak Sithuwili
  • (03) Soduru Pem Kathawak
  • (04) Soduru Sedewaka
  • (05) Atheethayata Yana Pare
  • (06) Bidunu Premaya
  • (07) Matath Hora Mage Nethu Laga
  • (08) Hamuwee Wenwi Giyath
  • (09) Nonimi Pemaka Petali
  • (10) Paasal Samaye Dutu.
  • (11) Hitha Parala.
  • (12) Dakinna Awe.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Upcoming Actor in Sumathi Awards - 2000
  • Dharmaraja Abhinandana Award - 2001
  • Best Upcoming Actor in Sarasaviya Awards - 2002
  • Best Upcoming Actor in Presidential Awards - 2002
  • Most Popular Actor in Sumathi Awards - 2003
  • Most Popular Actor in Sumathi Awards - 2004
  • Best Actor in Sumathi Awards - 2005

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role
1990 Disco Girl English
1991 Senehasaka Sihinaya Sinhala
1991 Iron Trungal English
1992 New York Dreams English
1994 Nohadan Landune Sinhala Rathnapala
1995 Ross & Margurette French
1999 Mandakini Sinhala
2000 Sanda Yahanata Sinhala
2000 Ginigath Madusamaya Sinhala
2001 Daru Upatha Sinhala
2002 Sudu Sewaneli Sinhala Heen Banda
2004 Samawenna Ma Raththarane Sinhala
2004 Rajjumala Sinhala
2006 Ammawarune Sinhala Saliya
2006 Eka Malaka Pethi Sinhala Arun Basnayake
2007 Mr Dana Rina Sinhala
2008 Hathara Denaama Soorayo remake Sinhala
2008 Nil Diya Yahana Sinhala
2010 Dakina Dakina Mal Sinhala Aravinda
2011 Mahindagamanaya Sinhala Minister Aritta
2013 Samanala Sandhawaniya Sinhala
2014 Bhavatharana Sinhala
2016 Natannethuwa Dinna Sinhala Nishan Porapitiya
2017 Dharmayuddhaya Sinhala OIC Ravi
2018 Nela Sinhala
2018 Vaishnavee Sinhala [14]
TBD Thaanapathilage Gedara Sinhala [15]
TBD Nidahase Piya DS Sinhala

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Me Sonduru Piyapath on Rupavahini". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sihina Aran Enna on location". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Isuru Sangramaya on ITN". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nirsathwayo on Rupavahini". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sasara Sarani on Rupavahini". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "රෑන හදද්දී ඔක්කොම නාලා". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sanda Nati Reya shooting starts at Kandy". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.helloroshan.com/myfamily.html
  9. ^ "Roshan Married". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lets meet newly wed couple". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  11. ^ http://www.nfc.gov.lk/artist/roshan-pilapitiya-189/
  12. ^ http://www.films.lk/FilmDetails.php?id=1662
  13. ^ http://www.topsinhalamp3.com/artists/roshan-pilapitiya-mp3-songs.php
  14. ^ "Interview with Roshan Pilapitiya". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "Film Thaanapathilage Gedara". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 

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