|Education||Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya|
|Alma mater||University of Kelaniya|
|Known for||Sankara (2007)|
|Jehan Fernando in Koombiyo|
|Spouse(s)||Kalani Dodantenna (2014–present)|
|Awards||Most 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.He is considered one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.
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|
|2014||Thanha Rathi Ranga||Actor|
|2018||Bimba Devi Alias Yashodhara||Poet|
|2018||Nidahase Piya DS||Young DS Senanayake|
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.