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Iranganie Serasinghe
අයිරාංගනී සේරසිංහ
1937
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Iranganie Serasinghe අයිරාංගනී සේරසිංහ
Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe (nee Meedeniya)
  • Birthday : 1937 June 21
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    NATIONAL AWARDS

    1 Best Actress

    2nd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1957
    Rekava

    2 Best Actress

    4th Sarasaviya Awards - 1967
    Oba Dutu Da

    3 Best Supporting Actress

    10th Sarasaviya Awards - 1982
    Sagarayak Meda

    4 Best Performance Award

    9th OCIC Award Ceremony 1982
    Sagarayak Meda

    5 Merit Award

    4th Presidential Award 1982
    Sagarayak Meda

    6 Best Performance Award

    11th OCIC Award Ceremony 1984
    Dadayama

    7 Merit Award

    6th Presidential Award 1984
    Dadayama

    8 Merit Award

    7th Presidential Award 1985
    Hima Kathara

    9 Best Supporting Actress

    8th Presidential Award 1986
    Adara Kathava

    10 "Ranathisara" Award

    21st Sarasaviya Awards - 1993

    11 Best Actress

    23rd Sarasaviya Awards - 1995
    Pavana Raluviya

    12 Best Actress

    24th Sarasaviya Awards - 1996
    Avaragira

    13 "Swarna Jayanthi" Award

    11th Presidential Award 1997

    14 Best Supporting Actress

    8th Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1997
    Loku Duwa

    15 Best Supporting Actress

    25th Sarasaviya Awards - 1998
    Loku Duwa

    16 Best Supporting Actress

    28th Sarasaviya Awards - 2003
    Sudu Sewaneli
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Rekava
    Actress
    1956
    2Sandeshaya
    Actress
    1960
    3Delovak Athara
    Actress
    1966
    4Vesathuru Siritha
    Actress
    1966
    5Oba Dutu Da
    Actress
    1966
    6Ransalu
    Actress
    1967
    7Romeo Juliet Kathawak
    Actress
    1969
    8Bakmaha Deege
    Main Actress
    1969
    9Thevatha
    Actress
    1970
    10Priyanga
    Actress
    1970
    11Gopalu Handa
    Actress
    1973
    12Mayurige Kathawa
    Actress
    1980
    13Sagarayak Meda
    Actress
    1981
    14Thana Giravee
    Actress
    1982
    15Dadayama
    Actress
    1983
    16Thunwani Yaamaya
    Actress
    1983
    17Deveni Gamana
    Actress
    1984
    18Hima Kathara
    Actress
    1984
    19Adara Kathava
    Actress
    1985
    20Awurudu Da
    Actress
    1986
    21Nelum Ha Samanmalee
    Actress
    1993
    22Pavana Raluviya
    Main Actress
    1994
    23Avaragira
    Main Actress
    1995
    24Amaanthaya
    Actress
    1996
    25Loku Duwa
    Actress
    1996
    26Kinihiriya Mal
    Actress
    2001
    27Poronduwa
    Actress
    2001
    28Sudu Sewaneli
    Actress
    2002
    29Sudu Sewaneli
    Actress
    2002
    30Irasma
    Actress
    2003
    31Sikuru Hathe
    Actress
    2007
    32Nisala Gira
    Actress
    2007
    33Heart FM
    Actress
    2008
    34Rosa Kele
    Actress
    2008
    35Alimankada
    Actress
    2009
    36It’s a Matter of Love [ English ]
    Actress
    2013
    37Abinikmana
    Actress
    2013
    38Kalpanthe Sihinayak
    Actress
    2014
    39Kalpanthe Sihinayak
    Actress
    2014
    405 Samath
    Actress
    2017
    41Vaishnavee
    Actress
    2018
    42Sulanga Apa Ragena Yavi
    Actress
    2019
    43Ran Kolla
    Main Actress
    2022

    UPCOMING

    1Swara
    Actress
    2Theja
    Actress
    3Adda Lanuwa Demma Kodiya
    Actress
    4Miringu Yathra
    Actress
    5Guru Geethaya
    Actress
    6Cinema
    Actress
    7Gaadi
    Actress
    8Guththila
    Actress
    BIOGRAPHY

    Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe (nee Meedeniya) (born 1931) is a Sri Lankan actress. Since her debut in Rekava, Serasinghe has become recognized for playing motherly figures in various films and television serials.

    Early life and education
    Iranganie Meedeniya grew up in Mudugamuwa, near Ruwanwella in a tranquil village setting. Her early touches with nature would later lead her to become an environmental activist. In the meantime Meedeniya was encouraged to pursue acting by her parents. While attending Bishop's College she played in several end-of-term plays; at Girls' High School, Kandy whilst pursuing a HSC Meedeniya took a leading role in an adaptation of Pygmalion.

    Against her father a Rate Mahatthaya's wishes, Meedeniya entered the University of Ceylon in 1947 with the support of her cousins. He passed away in her first year away at a time when Marxist ideas were the norm. She immersed herself in the Ceylon theater scene while there under the guidance of Professor Ludowyk; she also became a proficient dancer with lessons from Chitrasena.

    She eventually graduated with an Arts degree and travelled to London with letters of recommendation from Ludowyk following a marriage to Professor Dissanayake (they divorced some time later). There with the help of actresses Flora Robson and Sybil Thorndyke, Meedeniya attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a year and the London School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art for two years.

    Theater and film
    Returning to Sri Lanka, Meedeniya met up with Ludowyk and Austrian Jew director Neuman Jubal and got back into theater. Doing mainly English roles at first, she delved in Sinhala plays per Henry Jayasena's suggestion beginning with Apata Puthe Magak Nethe and following with roles in Damma Jagoda's Sinhala version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Ves Muhunu, and Porisadaya. The following years saw Meedeniya in constantly changing settings–teaching briefly at Musaeus College, working for the Times of Ceylon after returning from London, doing a stint at the SLBC and handling a post in the tourist trade working as a junior executive for Mackwood's.

    Meedeniya entrance into film was a short work done by Lester James Peries for the Government Film Unit covering traffic safety. Peries subsequently cast her in his debut feature film Rekava as the mother of its protagonist. Though the film was a flop, Peries received rave reviews from critics and the cast was pleased with the work. It has since achieved an iconic status in Sri Lanka.

    In 1960 Meedeniya married Winston Serasinghe who had appeared in Rekava and some other productions with her. With the new surname, Iranganie Serasinghe achieved fame as an actress appearing in many of Peries' early work.

     
     
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