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D.R. Nanayakkara
ඩි. ආර්. නානායක්කාර
1915 - 1989
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SUMMARY

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 Nethi Nam
Actor
1969
28Kauda Hari
Actor
1969
29Binaramalee
Actor
1969
30Pancha
Actor
1969
31Romio-Juliet Kathawak
Actor
1969
32Bakmaha Deege
Actor
1969
33Thevatha
Actor
1970
34Penawa Neda
Actor
1970
35Ohoma Hodada
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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