Thusitha Laknath

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Thusitha Laknath
තුසිත ලක්නාත්
Born
Thusitha Laknath Galindawattha

(1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 37)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Ananda College
OccupationActor, Dramatist
Years active2000–present
AwardsBest Actor

Thusitha Laknath Galindawattha (born September 7, 1983, තුසිත ලක්නාත්  [ si ] [Sinhala]), is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. [1] He is most notable for the role Rane in the television serial Deveni Inima .

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Early life

Thusitha Laknath was born on 7 September 1983 in Sri Lanka. He completed education from Koswatta Jayawardena Vidyalaya and Ananda College, Colombo. [2]

Career

After finishing school times, he started his theatre education at Tower Hall Theatre Foundation. Thusitha was first involved in stage drama, with Fontamarawa in 2000. He continued with The Doll's House in 2002. From 2002 to 2007, he worked largely behind the scenes as a stage manager, and in 2007, he returned to the stage in Indika Ferdinandoes' production of Swayankreeya Wanshakathawa, followed by roles in Man Diyawela, Sindu Pahai, Security, and Romeo and Juliet. He won national Best Actor credits for three of these roles. He also act in the play Ada Vage Davasaka Antigone directed by Priyankara Rathnayake. [3]

In 2006, he produced the short play Pissanta Mama Aadarai. [2]

Having seen him on stage, film director Vimukthi Jayasundara cast Thusitha in his film Ahasin Watei. This film was screened at many film festivals, including Venice and Toronto. New York theatrical premiere in November 2010. The film Ahasin Watei was shown at the Venice International Film Festival in July 2009, and Thusitha was invited to attend, but was denied an entry visa by the Italian embassy. The only Sri Lankan actor to have been admitted for participation in the Venice Film Festival has been Gamini Fonseka, for the film Nidhanaya.

Selected television serials

  • Bonchi Gedara Indrajala
  • Deweni Inima as Rane
  • Kaviya Numba
  • Koombiyo as Pocket Gune
  • Mayarajini
  • Sansararanya Asabada [4]
  • Sihina Wasanthayak
  • Thaththa
  • Vaten Eha
  • Yudha Muktha Kalapayaka Sita Ganeema

Awards and honors

Filmography

YearFilmRolesRef.
2009 Ahasin Watei Rajitha [6]
2009 Akasa Kusum [7]
2017 Sakkarang Rana [8]
2017 Nino Live Viraj [9]
2017 Swaroopa [10]
2018 Ginnen Upan Seethala [11]
TBD Gaadi [12]

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