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D.R. Nanayakkara
ඩි. ආර්. නානායක්කාර
1915 - 1989
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D.R. Nanayakkara ඩි. ආර්. නානායක්කාර
Don Ruter Nanayakkara
  • Birthday : 1915 March 15
  • Died : 1989 January 04
  • NATIONAL AWARDS

    1Best Actor
    1st Sarasaviya Awards - 1964
    Sikuru Tharuwa
    2Best Co Actor
    3rd United Lanka Fans Society Award Ceremony 1968
    Parasathu Mal
    3Best Actor
    6th Sarasaviya Awards - 1969
    Bicycle Hora
    4" Deepashika" Apecial Award
    4th Deepashika Award Ceremony 1974
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Amma
    Main Actor
    1949
    2Seedevi
    Actor
    1951
    3Suranganie
    Actor
    1955
    4Rekava
    Actor
    1956
    5Sihinaya
    Actor
    1959
    6Kurulu Bedda
    Actor
    1961
    7Sudu Sande Kalu Wala
    Actor
    1963
    8Sikuru Tharuwa
    Main Actor
    1963
    9Chandiya
    Actor
    1965
    10Kapatikama
    Actor
    1966
    11Parasathu Mal
    Actor
    1966
    12Ransalu
    Actor
    1967
    13Sarubima
    Actor
    1967
    14Rena Girawu
    Actor
    1967
    15Sura Chauraya
    Actor
    1967
    16Singithi Surathal
    Actor
    1968
    17Abuddassa Kale
    Actor
    1968
    18Akka Nago
    Actor
    1968
    19Bicycle Hora
    Actor
    1968
    20Wanasara
    Actor
    1968
    21Amathikama
    Actor
    1968
    22Hangi Hora
    Actor
    1968
    23Indunila
    Actor
    1968
    24Dahasak Sithuvili
    Actor
    1968
    25Adaravanthayo
    Actor
    1968
    26Ataveni Pudumaya
    Actor
    1968
    27Oba Nathi Nam
    Actor
    1969
    28Kauda Hari
    Actor
    1969
    29Binaramalee
    Actor
    1969
    30Pancha
    Actor
    1969
    31Romeo Juliet Kathawak
    Actor
    1969
    32Bakmaha Deege
    Actor
    1969
    33Thevatha
    Actor
    1970
    34Penawa Neda
    Actor
    1970
    35Ohoma Hondada
    Actor
    1970
    36Suli Sulan
    Actor
    1970
    37Kalana Mithuro
    Actor
    1971
    38Kathuru Muwath
    Main Actor
    1971
    39Seeye Nottuwa
    Actor
    1971
    40Hathara Wate
    Actor
    1972
    41Lokuma Hinawa
    Actor
    1972
    42Ihatha Athmaya
    Actor
    1972
    43Aparadaya saha Daduwama
    Actor
    1973
    44Suhada Pathuma
    Actor
    1973
    45Gopalu Handa
    Actor
    1973
    46Sinavai Inavai
    Actor
    1973
    47Sunethra
    Actor
    1973
    48Duleeka
    Actor
    1974
    49Dinum Kanuwa
    Actor
    1974
    50Sheela
    Actor
    1974
    51Sagarika
    Actor
    1974
    52Lasanda
    Actor
    1974
    53Sahayata Dani
    Actor
    1974
    54Kaliyuga Kale
    Actor
    1975
    55Sukiri Kella
    Actor
    1975
    56Ranwan Reka
    Actor
    1975
    57Damayanthi
    Actor
    1975
    58Haaratha Hathara
    Actor
    1976
    59Asha
    Actor
    1976
    60Nedeyo
    Actor
    1976
    61Hithuwakkarayo
    Actor
    1977
    62Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
    Actor
    1977
    63Deviyani Oba Kohida
    Actor
    1977
    64Siripala Ha Ranmanika
    Actor
    1977
    65Maruwa Samaga Vase
    Actor
    1977
    66Janaka Saha Manju
    Actor
    1978
    67Vishmaya
    Actor
    1978
    68Siripathula
    Actor
    1978
    69Sara
    Actor
    1978
    70Kumara Kumariyo
    Actor
    1978
    71Sanda Vata Rantharu
    Actor
    1978
    72Ahasin Polovata
    Actor
    1978
    73Higana Kolla
    Actor
    1979
    74Raja Kollo
    Actor
    1979
    75Sawudan Jema
    Actor
    1979
    76Siribo Ayya
    Actor
    1980
    77Raktha
    Actor
    1980
    78Beddegama
    Actor
    1981
    79Bangali Valalu
    Actor
    1981
    80Paramitha
    Actor
    1982
    81Miss Mallika
    Actor
    1982
    82Welle Thenu Maliga
    Actor
    1984
    83Binaree Saha Sudu Banda
    Actor
    1984
    84Batti
    Actor
    1984
    85Karadiya Valalla
    Actor
    1985
    86Sandakada Pahana
    Actor
    1988
    87Durga
    Actor
    1988
    88Varadata Daduvam
    Actor
    1989
    89Dese Mal Pipila
    Actor
    1990
    90Walavuve Hamu
    Actor
    1990
    91Ahas Maliga
    Actor
    1994

    AS SONG CREW

    1Amma
    • Vocalists - Kama deiyage rupe
    • Vocalists - Maarga palen
    1949
    2Seedevi
    • Vocalists - Prema thathe hapi
    1951
    BIOGRAPHY

     Don Ruter Nanayakkara (1915–1989) was a leading character actor of Sri Lankan cinema. Playing lanky villains, Nanayakkara gained popularity in films like Rekava, Kurulu Bedda and Sikuru Tharuwa.

     
    Nanayakkara was born in Kolonnawa in 1915. He completed his education at the Kolonnawa Govt. School and St. Matthew’s College, Dematagoda and took to frequenting stage plays. At one such drama around 1936, Nanayakkara was seen by Sirisena Wimalaweera and taken into his troupe of players. Beginning with Amma, Nanayakkara appeared in many of Wimalweera's plays; these include Seedevi, Pitisara Kella, Rodi Kella and Maggona Charlie.
     
    Nanayakkara debut in film came when Wimalaweera adapted Amma into a motion picture in 1949, two years after the start of Sri Lankan cinema. Nanayakkara sang two songs for the film. He continued to appear in Wimalweera's movies up to Wimalaweera's death around 1963.
     
    One of Nanayakkara's most celebrated performances was in Rekawa which is considered a landmark in film. He appeared in the critically acclaimed role of Sooty, the protagonist's father who is a thief and attempts to use his son's supposed healing powers to gain wealth causing a death and his son's condemnation by the whole village in the process.
     
    Nanayakkara continued his celebrated villainous roles in Kurulu Bedda (1961), Sikuru Tharuwa (1966) and Binaramali (1969).[2] He won the Sarasaviya Best Actor Award for his role in Bicycle Hora in 1968. In 1984, Nanayakkara was one of the Sri Lankan actors chosen to appear in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; He played the village headsman.
     
    Other film appearances include Chandiya (1965), Parasathumal (1966), Kathuru Muwath (1971), Duleeka (1974), Lasanda (1974), Nedeyo (1976), Ahasin Polawata (1978), Siribo Aiya (1980), Baddegama (1981) and Dese Mal Pipila. Nanayakkara's last film Ahas Maliga was screened five years after his death.
     
     
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