Thumindu Dodantenna

Last updated

Thumindu Dodantenna
තුමිඳු දොඩම්තැන්න
Thumindu Dodantenna .jpg
Born
Sri Lanka
EducationDharmapala College, Pannipitiya
Alma mater University of Kelaniya [1]
Occupation
  • Lecturer
  • screenwriter
  • actor
Years active2007–present
Known for Sankara (2007)
Notable work
Jehan Fernando in Koombiyo
Spouse(s)Kalani Dodantenna (2014–present)
Children1
RelativesAsanka Dodantenna
AwardsMost Popular Actor (2017)
Best Actor (2019)

Thumindu Dodantenna (තුමිඳු දොඩම්තැන්න) is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. He is also a lecturer, screenwriter by profession. He graduated with an M.A in Drama and Theater from the University of Kelaniya, and is now a lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts at Sripalee Campus in Horana. [2] [3] He is considered one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics. [4]

Contents

Filmography

Dodantenna started his film career with Sankara in 2007, directed by Prasanna Jayakody. In the upcoming film "Nidahase Piya DS" he plays the lead role of young DS Senanayake.

YearFilmRoleRef.
2007 Sankara Ananda, The Monk [5]
2012 Matha Nimal [6]
2013 Nikini Vassa [7]
2014 Thanha Rathi Ranga Actor [8]
2017 A Level Nishshanka [9]
2018 Nela Doctor [10]
2018 Vaishnavee Osanda [11]
2018 Bimba Devi Alias Yashodhara Poet [12]
2018 Nidahase Piya DS Young DS Senanayake [13]
2019 U Turn Adithya [14]
2019Ayu [15]

Theater

Television serials

Awards

Related Research Articles

<i>Sankara</i> (2007 film) 2007 Sri Lankan film

Sankara is a 2007 Sinhalese language drama film directed by Prasanna Jayakody and co-produced by Renuka Balasooriya and Somaratne Dissanayake for Cine Films. It stars Thumindu Dodantenna and Sachini Ayendra in lead roles along with Nilupa Heenkendaarachchi and K.A Milton Perera. Music composed by Nadeeka Guruge.

<i>Matha</i> (film) 2012 Sri Lankan film

Matha is a 2012 Sri Lankan Sinhala and Tamil romantic war film directed by Boodee Keerthisena and co-produced by Ruwan Jayasingha, Sanath Ranaweera and Vijaya Rathnayake. It stars Darshan Dharmaraj and Yasodha Radhakrishnan in lead roles along with Thumindu Dodantenna and Raja Ganeshan. Music composed by Lakshman Joseph De Saram. It is the 1244th film in the Sri Lankan cinema.

Dasun Pathirana Sri Lankan actor

Dasun Pathirana [Sinhala]), is a model and an award-winning actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. He won an award at Indie Fest 2014 as best actor in a leading role. He received his first Sarasaviya award in 2018.

Weerapullige Jayasiri [Sinhala]), popularly known as W. Jayasiri, is a Sri Lankan actor in Sri Lankan cinema, stage drama and television. Highly versatile actor from drama to comedy, Jayasiri is a multi-talented personnel that working as a script writer and lyricist.

Dulani Anuradha is a Sri Lankan Sinhaleese Film actress and a dancer by profession. She is best known for the roles in films, Aba, Vijaya Kuweni and Ahelepola Kumarihami.

<i>Nikini Vassa</i> 2013 Sri Lankan film

Nikini Vassa is a 2013 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama film directed by Aruna Jayawardana and produced by Dr Kusumsiri De Silva. It stars Chandani Seneviratne and Jagath Manuwarna in lead roles along with Thumindu Dodantenna and Bimal Jayakodi. Music composed by Nadeeka Guruge. It is the 1190th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema. The film had positive reviews from international and local critics and won many international awards as well.

<i>Walapatala</i> 2008 Sri Lankan film

Walapatala (Penumbra) is a 2008 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama film directed by Vijitha Gunaratne and co-produced by Kasheyapa Gunarathna and Nelum Gunarathna. It stars Jayalath Manoratne and Jayani Senanayake in lead roles along with Saumya Liyanage and Gamini Haththotuwegama. Music composed by Tharupathi Munasinghe. It is the 1107th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema.

<i>Bimba Devi Alias Yashodhara</i> 2018 Sri Lankan film

Bimba Devi alias Yashodhara is a 2018 Sri Lankan Sinhala language epic, biographical drama film written and directed by professor Sunil Ariyaratne. This historical biographical film depicts the life of princess Yashodhara, the wife of Prince Siddhartha. It is the 1304th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhalese cinema.

<i>Nela</i> (film) 2018 Sri Lankan film

Nela is a 2018 Sri Lankan Sinhala romance film directed and produced by Bennett Rathnayake for Benn Films. It stars Shalani Tharaka and Udara Rathnayake in lead roles along with Tharuka Wanniarachchi and Roshan Pilapitiya. Music composed by Suresh Maliyadde.

<i>Vaishnavee</i> 2018 film directed by Sumitra Peries

Vaishnavee is a 2018 Sri Lankan Sinhala drama thriller film directed by veteran director Sumitra Peries and produced by Mano Nanayakkara. The film stars Yashoda Wimaladharma, Thumindu Dodantenna and Jayalath Manoratne in lead roles along with Vasanthi Chathurani and Cletus Mendis. Popular teledrama actress Samadhi Arunachaya made her cinema debut with the film. The music is composed by Nimal Mendis, and is his last music direction before his death. The film was shot in 2012, and Sumitra Peries was the first director to shoot with the latest Red Epic camera in Sri Lanka. The film had the last script written by Tony Ranasinghe before his death.

Balapaduwaduge Manukulasuriya Lakshman Mendis, popularly as Lakshman Mendis, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theatre and television.

<i>Dekala Purudu Kenek</i> 2014 Sri Lankan film

Dekala Purudu Kenek is a 2019 Sri Lankan Sri Lankan film directed by Malith Hegoda and co-produced by Lal Hegoda, Malith Hegoda, Rasanga Dissanayake, Mohamed Adamaly and Nadira Adamaly for Vinode Films. The film stars Bimal Jayakodi and Samadhi Laksiri in lead roles along with Jagath Manuwarna and Prasanna Mahagamage. It is the 1324th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema.

<i>Nidahase Piya DS</i> 2018 Sri Lankan film

Nidahase Piya DS is a 2018 Sri Lankan Sinhala biographical film directed by Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa and co-produced by Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Dilman Jayaratne, Channa Hettiarachchi, Rajaputhra Weerasinghe, Kithsiri Athulathmudali and Clarance Kumarage. It stars an ensemble cast of many popular actors, with Lakshman Mendis in the lead role, with Thumindu Dodantenna and Saranga Disasekara in supportive roles. Music composed by Samantha Perera. It is the 1313th Sri Lankan film in the Sinhala cinema.

Priyankara Rathnayake is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, stage drama and television. Highly versatile actor mostly engaged in theater and cinema, Rathnayake is a lecturer and Head of Drama & Theatre and image Arts Unit, Department of Fine Arts in University of Kelaniya by profession.

D.B. Gangodathenna [Sinhala]), is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, stage drama and television. Gangodathenna act in supportive comedy roles particularly in cinema.

Jayani Chamthka Dharmadasa Senanayake [Sinhala]), popularly as Jayani Senanayake, is an actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. Highly versatile actress in drama and comedy, she is best known for the roles in films Sulang Kirilli, Walapatala and Goal.

Morathennage Douglas Ranasinghe, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater, and television. He acted in many supportive roles in movies including Akkara Paha, Yuganthaya, Viragaya, Sri Siddhartha Gautama and Dharmayuddhaya.

Kamal Deshapriya Sirisena, is a Sri Lankan actor, television host, cricket commentator and media personality.

<i>U Turn</i> (2019 film) 2019 Sri Lankan film

U Turn is a 2019 Sri Lankan Sinhala mystery thriller film directed by acclaimed cinematographer Channa Deshapriya in his directorial debut. The movie is produced by Maharaja Entertainments as a Sirasa Movie. The movie features the stars Hemal Ranasinghe Thumindu Dodantenna, Bimal Jayakody, Gamya Wijayadasa with the debut actress Chanu Dissanayake in the lead roles. The music of the film is composed by Chinthaka Jayakody with Bharadwaj composing music for the song. The official trailer was released on 28 October 2019.

The 42nd SIGNIS Sri Lanka Salutation Awards Ceremony 2018 festival, presented by the SIGNIS and organized by Sri Lanka Catholic Cinema Parshadaya, was held to honor the cinema and television in Sri Lanka on August 2, 2019, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Secretary General of International Signis, Ricardo Younes; and Bertha Detta Padiandrajani (Rome) Maria C. Lorenzo, Secretary General of Asia Signis were the chief guests at the awards night. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Saumya Liyanage.

References

  1. "Mr. Thumindu Dodantenna biography by Sri Palee Campus". Sri-Palee-University-Colombo.
  2. "Talk with Thumindu" (in Sinhala). Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. "Koombiyo reflected the actual nature of lankan society:- Thumindu Dodantenna".
  4. "Five Actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage". Munchee daily. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. "'Sankara':Prasanna's debut on silver screen". Sunday Times. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  6. "'Matha', a tale of love in the midst of war". Sunday Times. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. "'Nikini Wessa' Monopoly in film distribution discourages young filmmakers". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  8. "'Thanha Rathi Ranga' Road Movie entered State's film fest". Sunday Times . 27 April 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  9. "Sinhala Movie Directory: A level". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  10. "Sinhala screened films". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  11. "Vaishnavi comes soon". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  12. "Nonviolent girl caught in a mob". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  13. "Father Of The Nation, DS Senanayake's Legacy To Silver Screen". asianmirror. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  14. "'U TURN' is about to arrive". Silumina. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  15. "Chathra's 'Ayu' competes at Barcelona". Sunday Times. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  16. ""Janelayen Panalada?"" (in Sinhala). Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  17. "Dolahak with Athula pathirana". Sarasaviya. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  18. "A play with political and personal theme". Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  19. "'Pinibara Yamaya' for political victims". Sunday Times. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  20. "Best and Most Popular meets one screen" (in Sinhala). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  21. "Husband and Wife won the awards" (in Sinhala). Retrieved 12 April 2018.