Birth Place Matching "Colombo, Sri Lanka" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress | Aladin

Jacqueline's father Elroy Fernansez is a Sri Lankan and mother Kim is a Malaysian. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her parents moved to Bahrain when she was very young.

After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a ...

2. Bernard White

Actor | The Matrix Revolutions

Actor Bernard White is recognizable from his work in over 30 feature films. White just wrapped a lead role in Quarantine (2008). To date, his most memorable roles include "Agha Babur" in American Dreamz (2006), and "Rama-Kandra" in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). ...

3. Joan Elan

Actress | Darby's Rangers

Joan Elan was born on July 24, 1929 in Colombo, Ceylon as Joan Georgian Bingham-Newland. She was an actress, known for Darby's Rangers (1958), Matinee Theatre (1955) and Front Row Center (1955). She died on January 7, 1981.

4. John Carson

Actor | Doomsday

John Carson was a hugely prolific actor who appeared constantly on UK screens throughout the mid-50s until the mid-80s. He has appeared alongside many of the UK's stars and became hugely popular as a villain or hero. The secret of John's success was his versatility and his wonderful silky voice. He...

5. D.R. Nanayakkara

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

D.R. Nanayakkara was born in 1915 in Kolonnawa, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. He was an actor, known for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Amma (1949) and Village in the Jungle (1980). He died in 1989.

6. Dini Blake

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Dini Isabella Blake was fascinated by filmmaking, acting, and music from an early age, often using them to entertain family and friends. Her curiosity and passion for telling stories led her on several auditions as a kid, but it wasn't until after She will ...

7. Hugh Burden

Actor | One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Hugh Burden was a distinguished British actor and playwright. He was born in Colombo (then Ceylon), the son of a colonial official. He was sent to England at the age of ten to further his education. At Beaumont College, he studied history, French and music, becoming proficient on the piano. He ...

8. Sanjit De Silva

Actor | Blindspot

Sanjit De Silva was born on October 31, 1976 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an actor and director, known for Blindspot (2015), High Maintenance (2016) and Madam Secretary (2014). He has been married to Deepa Purohit since September 17, 2005. They have one child.

9. Michael Ondaatje

Writer | The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje was born on September 12, 1943 in Colombo, Ceylon as Philip Michael Ondaatje. He is a writer, known for The English Patient (1996), Elimination Dance (1998) and The Offering (1966). He is married to Linda Spaulding.

10. Gandhi MacIntyre

Actor | The Blood of Heroes

Gandhi MacIntyre was born on October 2, 1939 in Colombo, Ceylon as Gandhi Manickasingham MacIntyre. He is an actor, known for The Blood of Heroes (1989), Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Scorched (2008). He is married to Dorothy MacIntyre.

11. Keith Potger

Soundtrack | Percy's Progress

Keith Potger was born on March 21, 1941 in Colombo, Ceylon. He was previously married to Nicki Paull, Pamela Potger and Pamela Powley.

12. Desmond Kelly

Actor | The Frighteners

Desmond Kelly was born on January 1, 1936 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an actor, known for The Frighteners (1996), Klynham Summer (1982) and Mirror, Mirror (1995).

13. Gehan Cooray

Actor | The Billionaire

Gehan Cooray was born on October 6, 1987 in Colombo, Sri Lanka as Gehan Ranga Cooray Arasaratnam. He is an actor and producer, known for The Billionaire, The Land of Oz (2015) and Popping the Question (2014).

14. Lester James Peries

Director | Rekava

Lester James Peries was born on April 5, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon. He was a director and writer, known for The Line of Destiny (1956), Changes in the Village (1963) and Yagunthaya (1985). He was married to Sumitra Peries. He died on April 29, 2018 in Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

15. Udana Fonseka

Producer | Train to Kandy

Udana Fonseka was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His father was a computer engineer and his mother is a theater actress. He was inspired to become a filmmaker at the age of eight, after watching Jurassic Park (1993).

Udana studied at the prestigious Royal College, Colombo. In 2004 he attended a film ...

16. Dinakshie Priyasad

Actress | Suparna

Priyasad was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the first of three daughters for Dinesh Priyasad and Shirani Priyasad. Her father Dinesh is an eminent film director who is considered a pioneering figure in the Sri Lankan film industry bringing in various technologies and graphics to the country's ...

17. Reshan Fernando

Director | Untold Thoughts

Reshan Fernando entered the industry in the age of 13 as an actor and worked with some well known directors and producers in Sri Lanka. First of all he attended to the school drama society and worked with his colleges together on behalf of his school. Then he joined to one of the leading drama ...

18. Anna Burden

Actress | Big Guns

Anna Burden was born on May 13, 1910 in Colombo, Sri Lanka as Anna Catherine Burden. She was an actress, known for Big Guns (1958), Mister Charlesworth (1957) and Studio 4 (1962). She died on October 11, 1972 in Datchet, Berkshire, England.

19. Danny Nalliah

Self | Al Jazeera English

Danny Nalliah was born in 1964 in Colombo, Ceylon as Daniel Nalliah. He has been married to Maryse since March 28, 1987. They have three children.

20. Rajee Samarasinghe

Producer | If I Were Any Further Away I'd Be Closer to Home

Rajee Samarasinghe was born on January 12, 1988 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is known for his work on If I Were Any Further Away I'd Be Closer to Home (2016), The Queen of Material (2015) and FOREIGN QUARTERS (2018).

21. Niklesh Samarasekara

Actor | The Good Karma Hospital

Niklesh Samarasekara was born on March 3, 2005 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an actor, known for The Good Karma Hospital (2017).

22. Sharik Derksen

Director | In Its Own Words PXL Music

Photographer, Podcaster, Director, Artist Manager from the south of the Netherlands. Worked on different projects like; Samen Groener Doen, Reveil documentary and In Its Own Words PXL Music. Founder of the SharQ Sessions (Live), cameraman, editor and producer of the videos. Worked with EMMERELL, ...

23. Sunil T. Fernando

Producer | Ko Hathuro

Sunil T. Fernando was born on December 21, 1960 in Colombo, Sri Lanka as Sunil Thompson Fernando. He is a producer and writer, known for Ko Hathuro (1988), Akkayi Nangi (1998) and Kama Sutra (2002).

24. Gayesha Perera

Actress | Breaking News

Sri Lankan film and Teledrama actress, model and a TV presenter. She is the title holder of Miss Sri Lanka for Miss International 2006 beauty pageant.

Gayesha Perera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She studied at the Subodha Balika Vidyalaya, Dehiwala and Girls High School, Mount Lavinia. At the ...

25. Chandrika Kumaratunga

Self | BBC World News

Chandrika Kumaratunga was born on June 29, 1945 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

26. Duncan Samarasinghe

Writer | Invaders

Moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1990 and now lives there.

28. Chaaritha Dheerasinghe

Director | Knightfall

Chaaritha, also known as "Chaari" is a Sri Lankan editor and director of narrative short films, music, and experimental video, with a history of also working as a still photographer on feature films and music videos. He functions as an editor for hire and has also directed over ten short narratives...

29. Nick Sivakumaran

Director | Diwali

Diwali won a 2001 Director's Guild of America Student Film Award and was also featured at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.

30. Vidu Gunaratna

Cinematographer | Praho, má lásko

Vidu Gunaratna was born on February 24, 1980 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 1989, his family was forced to flee to Germany because of the civil war. In 1990, after the Velvet Revolution, they settled in The Czech Republic.

A Master's graduate in Cinematography from FAMU (The Film and TV School of the ...

31. David Wilkie

Self | Commonwealth Games

David Wilkie was born on March 8, 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

33. Lahiru Mayadunna

Cinematographer | Abstract

Director, Cinematographer, Producer Lahiru Mayadunna, born Colombo, Sri Lanka, began his career in advertising as a web & social media strategist and graduated to film directing and cinematography after his higher education in Digital Film Academy (DFA), Colombo. He is well known for the ...

34. Karl Adhihetty

Actor | Twin Dragon Encounter

Karl Adhihetty was born on August 21, 1959 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an actor, known for Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) and Dragon Hunt (1990). He was previously married to Natasha Adhihetty.

35. Sumedha Rathnasekara

Director | Saswamika: Having An Owner

Sumedha Rathnasekara B.K. was born on 11 January 1965 in Mullariyawa New Town Sri Lanka, the youngest of four children to Karuna G.H and Ariyapala B.K. who was a wholesale trader for the main vegetable market in Colombo. In 1970 Sumedha commenced his schooling at Angoda Rahula Vidyalaya, and then ...

38. Pasindu Goldmann

Cinematographer | Jonestown

39. Shazan M. Ashroff

Stunts | 13 Dead Men

Shazan M. Ashroff was born on June 5, 1982 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is known for his work on 13 Dead Men (2003), Shattered Lies (2002) and A Bollywood Movie (2003).

40. Nanthani Paul

Actress | Snatched

Nanthani Paul was born on June 21, 1983 in Colombo, Sri Lanka as Nanthani Lakshami Paul. She is an actress, known for Snatched (2011).

41. Prasanna Kumara Kithalagama

Producer | Thaala

Partner & Producer of X10 Productions. Been in the industry for over 15 years working on multitude of businesses. Has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the total production process in producing films, commercial productions & radio productions. Has worked at ABC Networks - Hiru FM, MAX TV...

42. Nimal Mendis

Music Department | Suseema

Nimal Mendis was born on March 29, 1934 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is known for his work on Suseema (2011), Ganga Addara (1980) and The God King (1974). He died on April 16, 2015 in Colombo.

43. Duminda Sanjeewa

Director | Withered Leaf

Duminda possesses a keen Cinematic eye That has enabled him to create some of Sri Lanka's out-of- the box ,TVCs ,Musicvideos and Films He carries a deep passion for motion graphics and special FX while greatly enjoying the process of Filmmaking that allows audiences to escape the harsh realities of...

46. Supankan Kanapathipillai

Producer | Nari

Supankan Kanapathipillai was born in Jaffna, Srilanka and he lives in United Kingdom. After he completing his studies from Leicester college he started his film career by producing Independent films and documentaries. He is a film producer, distributor and a Media icon currently own a Radio station...

47. Mark Letchumanan

Producer | The Man in the Silo

Grew up in Toronto, Canada. Received a degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and a diploma in film production from the Vancouver Film School.

A writer/director/producer/actor. Has made several short films and documentaries. Made what he considers to be his first ...

49. Shyamalangan

Music Department | Saala Khadoos

50. Rennie Jayasekera

Visual Effects | The Meg

Rennie Jayasekera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 23, 1985. He soon moved with his mother to Paris, France at the age of five hoping for a better life and more opportunities. After a failed attempt in receiving their citizenship in France due to difficulties with immigration, him and his ...


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