Bio Data :
Roshan Ranawana (born 23 March 1981) is an award-winning Sri Lankan actor, singer, and a model. Ranawana was awarded the most popular actors award at the Derana film awards in 2013.
Ranawana made his acting debut with Hiripoda Wessa (2006) and won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor for his performance. He played the lead role in several commercial successes such as Tharaka Mal (2007), Asai Mang Piyabanna (2007), Rosa Kale (2008), Feel My Love (2008), Dancing Star (2009) and Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe (2010).
Ranawana was a former travel executive by profession before entering acting.Shortly afterward, he was chosen as the model for Manhunt International China for 2002 and finished in seventh place. He participated in the Mr. World, UK and Grassim International, UK in 2003.He was the second runner-up in the Best Model of the World competition held in the same year in Turkey. He took eighth place in the Mr. International Singapore competition in 2006, and he won the Best National Costume in two pageants between 2003 and 2006.
Acting career :
His debut film was Hiripoda Wassa, co-starring Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka, Chathurika Peiris, Pubudu Chathuranga, and Janith Wickramage, directed by the Udayakantha Warnasuriya. His second and third films, Tharaka Mal and Asai Mang Piyabanna, were released in 2007.
Ranawana became a household name in the Sri Lankan film industry after the success of Hiripoda Wassa and Asai Man Piyambanna with south Indian actress Pooja Umashankar in 2007.This earned him the role of broadband ambassador for Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT).
Ranawana is a devoted Buddhist and committed vegetarian. He also appeared in many Buddhist programs in TNL TV particularly about the vegetarian life.He is also an active humanitarian on preventing cancer around the country carrying accompany with Cancer Care Association.
Ranawana made his television acting with the soap opera Vasuda which was telecasted on Sirasa TV. Then he acted only few television serials due to busy schedule as a cinema actor.
In 2008, he participated in the first season of the Sri Lankan reality dance show Sirasa Dancing Stars, broadcast by Sirasa TV and finished in third place. He is one of the judges in the popular beauty contest Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World on Derana TV. In 2011, he launched his official website at a ceremony held in Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo.In addition, he appeared in his own music video, Neela Neth, with Steven Krishan in 2010.
Selected television serials :
Sanda Nudutu Sanda
Gama Thamath Sundarai Revathi
2006 Hiripoda Wassa (Prageeth)
2007 Tharaka Mal (Mahasen)
2007 Asai Man Piyabanna (Praveen)
2008 Rosa Kale (Akalanka)
2008 Adaraye Namayen (Roshan)
2009 Dancing Star (Sudesh)
2010 Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe (Ayeshmantha)
2011 Challengers (Kishan)
2011 Mahindagamanaya Prince (Mahanaga)
2012 Kusa Pabha (Jayampathi)
2012 Super Six (Aravinda)
2013 Sri Siddhartha Gautama (Prince Nanda)
2015 Spandana (Sithum)
2016 Ulath Ekai Pilath Ekai (Wanathe Roshan)
2016 The Rainbow (Roshan)
TBD Miss Jennis
Winner, Presidential award for Best upcoming actor
Winner of most popular actor at Derana Film Awards