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|Roshan Ranawana |
March 23, 1981|
Wattala, Sri Lanka
|Residence||259/7, St. Andrew's Place, Handela, Wattala|
|Education||St. Joseph's College, Colombo|
|Occupation||Model, Actor, Singer|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85m)|
|Spouse(s)||Kushlani Ranawana |
|Awards||Most popular actor|
Roshan Ranawana (Sinhalese: රොෂාන් රණවන) (born 23 March 1981) is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor, singer, and a model. Ranawana was awarded the most popular actors award at the Derana film awards in 2013.
Ranawana made his acting debut with Hiripoda Wessa (2006) and won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor for his performance. He played the lead role in several commercial successes such as Tharaka Mal (2007), Asai Mang Piyabanna (2007), Rosa Kale (2008), Feel My Love (2008), Dancing Star (2009) and Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe (2010).
Ranawana was a former travel executive by profession before entering acting. Shortly afterward, he was chosen as the model for Manhunt International China for 2002 and finished in seventh place. He participated in the Mr. World, UK and Grassim International, UK in 2003. He was the second runner-up in the Best Model of the World competition held in the same year in Turkey. He took eighth place in the Mr. International Singapore competition in 2006, and he won the Best National Costume in two pageants between 2003 and 2006.
His debut film was Hiripoda Wassa, co-starring Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka, Chathurika Peiris, Pubudu Chathuranga, and Janith Wickramage, directed by the Udayakantha Warnasuriya. His second and third films, Tharaka Mal and Asai Mang Piyabanna, were released in 2007.
Ranawana became a household name in the Sri Lankan film industry after the success of Hiripoda Wassa and Asai Man Piyambanna with south Indian actress Pooja Umashankar in 2007. This earned him the role of broadband ambassador for Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT).
Ranawana is a devoted Buddhist and committed vegetarian. He also appeared in many Buddhist programs in TNL TV particularly about the vegetarian life. He is also an active humanitarian on preventing cancer around the country carrying accompany with Cancer Care Association.
In 2008, he participated in the first season of the Sri Lankan reality dance show Sirasa Dancing Stars, broadcast by Sirasa TV and finished in third place. He is one of the judges in the popular beauty contest Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World on Derana TV. In 2011, he launched his official website at a ceremony held in Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo. In addition, he appeared in his own music video, Neela Neth, with Steven Krishan in 2010.
Selected television serials
- Sanda Nudutu Sanda
- Gama Thamath Sundarai Revathi
- Sonduru Ruwathiya
- Sudu Anguru
Ranawana started his cinema career with the blockbuster teen romance movie Hiripoda Wassa. He still remembers that the character Prageeth is his best stage character as well. In the later year, he won the Presidential Award for the best upcoming actor for his role in Hiripoda Wassa. Then, he acted more than 15 commercial and theoretical films across many genre, particularly as the lead actor.
|2006||Hiripoda Wassa||Prageeth||Winner, Presidential award for Best upcoming actor|||
|2007||Asai Man Piyabanna||Praveen|||
|2010||Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe||Ayeshmantha|||
|2013||Sri Siddhartha Gautama||Prince Nanda||Winner of most popular actor at Derana Film Awards|||
|2016||Ulath Ekai Pilath Ekai||Wanathe Roshan|||
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- "Nothing but a light-hearted romance". Sunday Observer. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "'Rosa Kele' opens for the public". Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
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- "Fragrance of Life". Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
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- "'Spandhana': A romance blended with horror story". Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "'Ulath Ekai Pilath Ekai' kicks off". Sunday Times. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "A rainbow on silver screen". Sunday Times. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "Latest Beauty in Sri Lankan silver screen - Miss Jennis". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- Roshan Ranawana on IMDb
- ජාතික රූපවාහිනියට කළු සෙවනැල්ලක්
- මගේ ආදරයට මම හරිම ආදරෙයි
- රොෂාන් රණවනගේ අම්මා සිහිපත් කරයි
- දේහ ලක්ෂණ විද්යාවෙන් රොෂාන් රණවන ගැන අනාවැකි
- 30 Questions with Roshan Ranawana
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- Roshan goes online