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Known As : Ravindra Randeniya
Real Name : Ravindra Randeniya
First Released : Kalyani Ganga 1974
Latest Released : Parapura
2014

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Biography

Ravindra Randeniya is a Sri Lankan actor and politician. He rose to fame in Lester James Peries's film Desa Nisa in 1972, and was a popular actor during the 1970s and 1980s; He won the Sarasaviya Best Actor Award in 1984 (Dadayama), 1985 (Maya), 1989 (Sandakada Pahana), and 1990 (Sri Medura).

Early life
Randeniya was born in Dalugama, Sri Lanka. Dalugama was a small village filled with paddy fields and streams. Randeniya appreciated nature growing up often spending evenings looking over the fields; he was also an avid reader from a young age immersing himself in the works of acclaimed Sinhala authors like Martin Wickremasinghe, Prof. Ediriweera Sarachandra, Munidasa Kumaratunge, and Wimalarathne Kumaragama.

Randeniya attended St. Francis School in Dalugama. Though he was a good student, he failed to pass his A-level examination and didn't pursue higher education. Randeniya instead joined his family business of manufacturing hardware products.

Beginnings in theatre
In his free time, Randeniya started taking courses in theater decor and screenwriting at Lionel Wendt Theatre Workshop. The Workshop was considered the premiere acting school in Sri Lanka, and its faculty was composed of the leading Sinhala dramatists of the day like Dr. Sarachandra, Damma Jagoda, Gunasena Gallappathi, Ernest MacIntyre, Percy Colinthus, and Irangani Serasinghe. Randeniya became interested in acting while taking a required general acting class under Jagoda; he gradually became fascinated with the idea of acting over the two years he spent at the school.

Randeniya has a son Rishi who is Assistant Manager at Virgin Mobile Chadstone in Melbourne, Australia

Film work
Randeniya got his first starring role in the student production Mudu Puttu directed by Gallapaththi. His performance in the film drew praise from well-known director Lester James Peries. He next appeared in Kalu Diya Dahara, considered "a watershed in the annals of Sinhala films", which dealt with a struggle between workers and administration in a tea plantation. It was made in 1971, and shown nationwide in 1974.

Peries, who was a fan, picked Randeniya for one of the three main roles in Desa Nisa alongside Joe Abeywickrema and Shriyani Amerasena. This would be his breakthrough role, and established him as a popular actor when screened in 1972.

Photo Gallery
Films
Main Actor / Actor
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1977 Siripala Ha Ranmanika Amaranath Jayathilake
2 ) 1980 Ektam ge Herbert Ranjith Peiris
3 ) 1981 Bamba Ketu Hati Sunil Ariyarathna
4 ) 1981 Induta Mal Mitak Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
5 ) 1982 Bambara Geethaya Sunil Ariyarathna
6 ) 1988 Sandakada Pahana Susira Rathnakumara
7 ) 2003 Wekanda Walawwa Dr. Lester James Peries
8 ) 1994 Dhawala Pushpaya K.A.W. Perera
9 ) 1993 Surabidena Chandrarathna Mapitigama
10 ) 2001 Poronduwa Chandran Rutnam
11 ) 1976 Hariyata Hari William Holmes
12 ) 1984 Maya Sumithra Peiris
13 ) 1984 Hima Kathara Dharmasiri Wickramarathna
14 ) 1975 Tharanga Vimal Waidyasekara
15 ) 1975 Kaludiya Dahara Manik Sandra Sagara
16 ) 1987 Janelaya Chandran Rutnam
17 ) 1988 Sagara Jalaya Madi Handuwa Oba Handa Sumithra Peiris
18 ) 1993 Madara Parasathu Gladvin Fernando
19 ) 1997 Yasoma Mohan Niyaz
20 ) 1995 Seilama H.D. Premarathna
21 ) 1983 Dadayama Wasantha Obeysekara
22 ) 1995 Sudu Valassu Samson Kumarage
23 ) 1978 Veera Puran Appu Dr. Lester James Peries
24 ) 1976 Duhulu Malak Vijaya Darma Sri
25 ) 1977 Pembara Madu Sugathapala Senarath Yapa
26 ) 1979 Wasanthaye Dawasak T. Arjuna
27 ) 1979 Chuda Manikyaya Vijaya Darma Sri
28 ) 1979 Sugandi Dayananda Rodrigo
29 ) 1979 Podi Malli Sunil Ariyarathna
30 ) 1979 Hari Pudumai S. Ramanadhan
31 ) 1983 Ran Mini Muthu W. Wilfred Silva
32 ) 1983 Yali Pipunu Malak Anton Gregory
33 ) 1997 Ramba Saha Madhu Roy De Silva
34 ) 1997 Bawa Duka Dharmasiri Bandaranayake
35 ) 1997 Bawa Karma Dharmasiri Bandaranayake
36 ) 1989 Sirimadura Parakrama Niriella
37 ) 1990 Saharawe Sihinaya H.D. Premarathna
38 ) 1987 Thaththi Man Adarei Roy De Silva
39 ) 1987 Mangala Thagga H.D. Premarathna
40 ) 1987 Kele Kella Bernard Reginold
41 ) 1987 Raja Wedakarayoo Sunil Soma Peiris
42 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
43 ) 1982 Sanda Stanley Perera
44 ) 2014 Siri Daladagamanaya Sanath Abeysekara
45 ) 2002 Sansara Prarthana Sunil Soma Peiris
46 ) 2001 Anantha Rathriya Prasanna Vithanage
47 ) 1999 Anduru Sewaneli Ranga Wijendra
48 ) 1996 Maduree K.A.W. Perera
49 ) 1994 Sudu Piruvata Roy De Silva
50 ) 1994 Aragalaya Christy Shelton Fernando
51 ) 1994 Nohadan Landune Hemasiri Sellapperuma
52 ) 1990 Himagira Vijaya Darma Sri
53 ) 1986 Soora Saradiyel Anton Gregory
54 ) 1985 Karadiya Valalla Siril Wickramage
55 ) 1985 Doringe Sayanaya Nishantha De Alwis
56 ) 1985 Channai Kello Dennai Mu Arukgoda
57 ) 1984 Hithawathiya Camilus Perera
58 ) 1984 Bambara Patikki Somapala Leelananda
59 ) 1983 Hithath Hodai Wedath Hodai J. Rasaratnam
60 ) 1983 Muwan Palassa III Mu Arukgoda
61 ) 1983 Mal Madhu Sherly P.Wijerathna
62 ) 1981 Aradhana Vijaya Darma Sri
63 ) 1981 Eka Dawasak Re Amaranath Jayathilake
64 ) 1981 Ranga D. Mariyadasan
65 ) 2008 Aba Jackson Anthony
66 ) 2004 Mille Soya Boodee Keerthisena
67 ) 1993 Gurugedara Vijaya Darma Sri
68 ) 1994 Pavana Raluviya Ranjith Kuruppu
69 ) 1996 Cheriyo Darling Roy De Silva
70 ) 2009 Dancing Star Susara Dinal
71 ) 2001 Aswesuma Benet Rathnayaka
72 ) 2000 Saroja Somarathna Disanayaka
73 ) 1991 Golu Muhude Kunatuva Shelton Payagala
74 ) 2006 Nilambare Kelum Palitha Maheerathna
75 ) 2009 Julia Sampath Sri Roshan
76 ) 2007 Nisala Gira Thanuj Anawarathne
77 ) 1975 Desa NisaHermit Dr. Lester James Peries
78 ) 1974 Kalyani Ganga Dharma Sri Kaldera
79 ) 2012 MaathaaBrigadier Boodee Keerthisena
80 ) 1999 Theertha YathraMr. Sooriyabandara Wasantha Obeysekara
81 ) 1977 Yakadaya Neil Rupasinghe
82 ) 1978 Seetha Devi Manik Sandra Sagara
83 ) 1976 Ganga Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
84 ) 1979 Higana Kolla K.A.W. Perera
85 ) 1982 Paramitha Anton Gregory
86 ) 1997 Ninja Sri Lanka Robin Fernando
87 ) 1987 Ahinsa Malani Fonseka
88 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
89 ) 2014 Parapura
90 ) 2012 Kusa PabaKing Okkaka Sunil Ariyarathna
91 ) 2014 Rupantharana Nalaka Withanage
92 ) 1999 Mandakini H.D. Premarathna
93 ) 1994 Athmaa Somapala Leelananda
94 ) 1986 Adara Hasuna H.D. Premarathna
95 ) 1986 Puja Dharmasiri Gamage
96 ) 1986 Koti Valigaya Gamini Fonseka
97 ) 1986 Jaya Apatai Sunil Soma Peiris
98 ) 1986 Maldeniye Simiyon D.B. Nihalsinghe
99 ) 1984 Dewani Gamana H.D. Premarathna
100 ) 1983 Muhudu Lihini Sunil Ariyarathna
101 ) 1983 Monarathenna II Mu Arukgoda
102 ) 1982 Re Manamali Gamini Fonseka
103 ) 1981 Sathara Diganthaya Sathischandra Edirisinghe
104 ) 1981 Ridee Thella Siri Kularathna
105 ) 1981 Sathweni Dawasa Hemasiri Sellapperuma
106 ) 1981 Thavalama Lal Perera
107 ) 1980 Raja Dawasak Thimothy Weerarathna
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UDAYA - Posts : 312 (Since :2009-08-08)
 
Happy Birthday Sir
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You are a GREAT actor in Sinhala Cinema. Wish you all the best for your future. We LOVE sinhala cinema.
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