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Fans : 2 Prem Jayanth - ( 1931 - 1997 )
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Known As : Prem Jayanth
Real Name : Hettiarachchige Emanuel Aloysius Rodrigo
Died : 1997-04-
First Released : Umathu Wishwasaya 1952
Latest Released : Nohadan Kumariye
1994

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  • 11 Films [Main Actor]
  • 6 Films [Producer]
  • 2 Films [Actor]
  • 2 Films [Art Director]
  • Biography

     ayanth began his film career with a small role in B. A. W. Jayamanne's Unmathu Wishwasaya (1952). His breakthrough came when he was cast in the lead male role on Sujatha (1953) opposite Florida Jayalath; it became a big hit and established Jayanth and Jayalath as major stars. They reappeared together in the 1955 film Seda Sulang which was also popular featuring the only songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar for a Sri Lankan film. Jayanth had a major role in Warada Kageda in 1953.

    Jayanth subsequently acted in Awishwasaya, Purusha Rathnaya (1959) and Sithaka Mahima (1964) before reuniting with Jaylath in her directorial effort Sweep Ticket (1965). In 1967 he portrayed a role in Sarana. Jayanth married actress Nanda Leelanayake sometime in the 1960s and had seven children including Jagath Rohan who appeared in the film Sabeetha (1980).

    Jayanth started his company Seven Arts around 1972 and produced such films as Sahanaya (1972), Hondata Hondai (1973), Kawda Raja (1976), Sabeetha (1980), Senasuma (1981) and Mala Giravi (1984). He was also active as a designer of film cutouts and was the art director of Wahal Doopatha (1968) and Deviyani Oba Kohida (1977).
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    Actor
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1953 Puduma Leli A.S. Nagarajan
    2 ) 1954 Warada Kageda T.R. Sundaram
    3 ) 1953 Sujatha Chari
    4 ) 1955 Sedasulan T. Somasekaran
    5 ) 1958 Salli Malli Salli M.R.S. Mani
    6 ) 1959 Awishwasaya T. Somasekaran
    7 ) 1959 Purusha Rathnaya A.S. Nagarajan
    8 ) 1964 Heta Pramada Vadi Shanthi Kumar Senevirathna
    9 ) 1964 Subasarana Sapa Sithe T. Somasekaran
    10 ) 1964 Sithaka Mahima M.S. Anandan
    11 ) 1967 Sarana Ashoka David
    12 ) 1952 Umathu Wishwasaya B.A.W. Jayamanna
    13 ) 1994 Nohadan Kumariye Ranga Wijendra
    Producer
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1967 Sarana Ashoka David
    2 ) 1972 Sahanaya J. Selvarathnam
    3 ) 1973 Hondata Hondai J. Selvarathnam
    4 ) 1980 Sabeetha J. Selvarathnam
    5 ) 1981 Senasuma
    6 ) 1984 Maala Giravi
    Art Director
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1968 Wahal Dupatha Shanthi Abesekara
    2 ) 1977 Deviyani Oba Koheda Aruna Shanthi
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    Wife - Nanda Shamali Lilanayaka

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    Son - Jagath Rohan

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    Prem Jayanth
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