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NATIONAL AWARDS

1 Best Performance Award

2nd Vicharaka Sammana Ulela - FIPRESCT 1995
Punuruppaththiya

2 Best Performance Award

24th Sarasaviya Awards - 1996
Ayoma

3 Best DirectorMathu Prarthana Sapiri

3rd Vicharaka Sammana Ulela - FIPRESCT 1996
Julietge Boomikawa

4 Best Actor

23rd OCIC Award Ceremony 1997
Loku Duwa

5 Best Actor

26th Sarasaviya Awards - 1998
Bawa Duka

6 Best Actor

4th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela - FIPRESCT 1998
Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli

7 Best Actor [2nd]

24th OCIC Award Ceremony 1999
Bawa Duka

8 Special Jurry Mention

24th OCIC Award Ceremony 1999
Tharanaya

9 Best Actor

12th Presidential Award 2000
Bawa Duka

10 Best Actor

12th Presidential Award 2000 - 2
Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli

11 Special Jurry Award

12th Presidential Award 2000 - 2
Julietge Boomikawa

12 Best Actor

30th Sarasaviya Awards - 2005
Randiya Dahara

13 Best Supporting Actor

31st Sarasaviya Awards - 2006
Garilla Marketing

14 Best Actor

4th Derana Film Awards 2016
Address Na

15 Special Jury Award

2nd Hiru Golden Film Awards 2016
Maharaja gemunu

16 Best Actor

33rd Sarasaviya Awards - 2016
Maharaja gemunu

17 Best Actor

6th Derana Film Awards 2018
Dharma Yuddhaya

18 Famous Actor

7th Derana Film Awards 2019
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Gurugedara
Actor
1993
2Chitti
Actor
1995
3Ayoma
Main Actor
1995
4Loku Duwa
Actor
1996
5Tharanaya
Actor
1997
6Punuruppaththiya
Actor
1997
7Bawa Duka
Main Actor
1997
8Bawa Karma
Actor
1997
9Wisidela
Main Actor
1997
10Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli
Main Actor
1998
11Aswesuma
Main Actor
2001
12Agnidahaya
Main Actor
2002
13Sooriya Arana
Actor
2004
14Mille Soya
Actor
2004
15Randiya Dahara
Actor
2004
16Garilla Marketing
Actor
2005
17Kurulu Pihatu
Main Actor
2006
18Kshema Bhoomi
Actor
2010
19Dheewari
Actor
2011
20Kusa Paba
Main Actor
2012
21Ehelepola Kumarihami
Main Actor
2014
22Maharaja gemunu
Actor
2015
23Pravegaya
Actor
2015
24Address Na
Main Actor
2015
25Dharma Yuddhaya
Main Actor
2017
26Garasarapa
Main Actor
2018
27Udumbara
Main Actor
2018
28Vishama Bhaga
Main Actor
2019

AS CREW MEMBER

1Julietge Boomikawa
Director
1998
2Aba
Director
2008
3Address Na
Director / Story / Script
2015

UPCOMING

1Muthu Etaye Modayo
Actor
2Maname
Director
3Dadaima
Main Actor
4Eka Gei Sokari
Director
5Eka Gei Sokari
Script
BIOGRAPHY

Jackson Anthony is one of the most celebrated actors in Sri Lankan cinema (refer to Cinema of Sri Lanka). Though he has won greater reputation from his bright career as an actor (in Television, Stage and Cinema) his competence in other fields related to media and arts is impressive. He has appeared before the public in versatile forms; as an actor, director, producer, singer, screenwriter, novelist, lyricist, etc.

Early life
His full name is Konganige Joseph Malsi Jackson Anthony. Although he's "Jackson" to the entire world, his parents used to call him "Malsi". He received his primary education at Hapugoda Junior School and St. Mary's College in Bandarawela and later entered Galahitiyawa Central College in Ganemulla. For higher education he attended the University of Colombo where he first obtained an honors degree in Sinhala Language and Literature and did his Master’s degree in Mass Media at Sri Jayawardanapura University. Afterwards he started to win recognition throughout Sri Lanka with his versatile performances in a variety of fields. It was his entry into the field of acting which marked the dawn of his life’s golden era.

Personal life
Jackson Anthony is married to Kumari Munasinghe, an acclaimed singer. They have two sons and a daughter and the family is settled in Kadawatha, a Colombo suburb. His youngest son, Sajitha Anuththara has already become a famous figure in media after playing the role of the hunter’s son in “Sooriya Arana”. He is also playing the title role in his father’s upcoming big-budget film ‘Aba’.

He often remembers his father, Late Mr. Konganige Benedict Anthony as the mammoth pillar of his success. Jackson's mother lives in his hometown Podiweekumbura, Ragama. He hails from a family of 5 brothers. Elder Brother is Senaka Titus Anthony who is a journalist for several medias.

Career as an Actor
Although a talented artist while at school, the stage which was a haven for his youthful capacity brought Jackson Anthony to the threshold of maturity as an artist. Soon after he began his career as a stage actor he was able to captivate the hearts of the public through his striking skill. His performances in stage plays such as Marsad, Madura Jawanika, Loma Hansa, Dhawala Beeshana, Ath, Mora and Tharawo Igilethi brought him islandwide recognition. In this background he was highly recognized in the field of cinema. As a result he invaded the big screen in 1993. Having acted in Guru Gedara, Chitti, Ayoma and Loku Duwa, in his initial days, Jackson went on to prove his mega status in films like Bawa Duka, Bawa Karma, Gini Awi Saha Gini Keli, Aswesuma, Agni Dahaya, Sooriya Arana, Mille Soya and Randiya Dahara. In the mean time he came to terms with television as well. These fields helped him establish his own identity as an actor. Critics have acclaimed him for the versatility he displays through various contrasting performances. His performances have attracted the critics immensely due to expressionistic and realistic elements exhibited in them. He is also admired for his memorable performances in the roles of arrogant, assertive and impertinent characters. His collaboration with Jayantha Chandrasiri, a pioneering avant-garde director in modern Sri Lankan cinema and television, witnessed new facets of Jackson’s talent. In 2004, under the direction of the famous Sri Lankan director and writer, Somaratne Dissanayanke, he took up a leading role in the blockbuster film, Sooriya Arana in which he brought to life the role of an egocentric hunter who is compelled to vainly battle with the subtlety of Buddhist tradition both socially and spiritually. This bagged him awards at many of the local Award ceremonies. Apart from that, during his acting career he has garnered more than 20 Best Actor Awards at local award ceremonies such as Sarasavi Awards,Presidential Awards and OCIC Awards.

 
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