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Rathna Lalani Jayakody
රත්නා ලාලනී ජයකොඩි
1964
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Rathna Lalani Jayakody රත්නා ලාලනී ජයකොඩි
Jayakodige Dona Rathna Lalani
  • Birthday : 1964 January 08
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    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Puja
    Actress
    1986
    2Sirimadura
    Actress
    1989
    3Malsara Doni
    Actress
    1992
    4Avaragira
    Actress
    1995
    5Saroja
    Actress
    2000
    6Punchi Suranganawi
    Actress
    2002
    7Randiya Dahara
    Actress
    2004
    8President Super Star
    Actress
    2019
    BIOGRAPHY

    Jayakodige Dona Rathna Lalani (born 8 January 1964 as රත්නා ලාලනී ජයකොඩි [si] [Sinhala]), popularly as Rathna Lalani Jayakody, is an actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theatre and television. She is a teacher by profession.

    Personal life
    Rathna Lalani Jayakody was born on 8 January 1964 as the youngest of the family. His father is an Ayurvedic doctor. She went to Siddhartha Maha Vidyalaya, Sedawatta and then attended to Kolonnawa Balika Vidyalaya. She has two elder brothers, two elder sisters – Geetha Kanthi and Sriyani. Geetha Kanthi is also a renowned award-winning actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theatre and television. Popular actor Bimal Jayakody is the son of Rathna's elder brother. Bimal is married to fellow actress Sujani Menaka. Popular actress Paboda Sandeepani is the daughter of her sister Geetha Kanthi.

    Rathna Lalani is married to fellow actor Sampath Tennakoon. They first met during a stage drama Puthra Samagama and then in Suba Sandewak. They have acted more than 50 stage dramas together.

    She is currently working as a teacher in Sri Rajasinghe Madya Maha Vidyalaya.

    Career
    Before starting acting career, Jayakody joined with Sri Lanka Broadcasting Coorporation for Lama Pitiya program with her sister Geetha Kanthi. She was selected for many dramas due to her voice best suited for Noorthi and stage drama songs. She acted under the prominent directors such as Ananda Sirisena, Agnes Sirisena, Mahinda Algama, Ashoka Tillakaratne and Piyadasa Ranasinghe to polish her abilities.[9] Her maiden television acting came through Parakrama Niriella's Laa Hiru Dahasak. Her role as Ranjani in the teledrama Yashorawaya was critically acclaimed. She also acted in Verona, and Hathara Wate

    In 1991, a drama festival named Ratna Lalani Drama Festival was held. In 2013, Rathna and Sampath organised a drama festival titled Abhinayana Sampath-Rathna Rangabhumika to celebrate their 30 years in stage drama career. They staged seven popular dramas from 17–23 December 2013 at New Town Hall, Colombo 7, which they together acted.
     
     
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