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Jackson Anthony
ජැක්සන් ඇන්තනි
1958
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SUMMARY

Jackson Anthony ජැක්සන් ඇන්තනි
Konganige Joseph Malsi Jackson Anthony
  • Birthday : 1958 July 08
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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
    4Ekageyi Sokari
    Director
    5Ekageyi Sokari
    Script
    6Sinhabahu [New]
    Main Actor
    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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