Thumindu Dodantenna

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Thumindu Dodantenna
තුමිඳු දොඩම්තැන්න
Sri Lanka
Education Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya
Alma mater University of Kelaniya [1]
  • Lecturer
  • screenwriter
  • actor
Years active2007–present
Known for Sankara (2007)
Notable workJehan Fernando in Koombiyo
SpouseKalani Dodantenna (2014–present)
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]



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.

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]
2022 Night Rider


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