Dasun Pathirana

Dasun Pathirana (26 July 1985) is a Sri Lankan actor and model.  He won an award at Indie Fest 2014 as best actor in a leading role.

Early life

Pathirana studied in Carey College, Colombo. He studied drama and acting under Mahendra Perea’s academy of acting and drama.


Pathirana started his career in 2002 when he was 17. He performed in many Sri Lankan teledramas,films, commercials, stage dramas and music videos. He received a Best Upcoming Actor award for his role in the teledrama Ahasin Watuna.

In 2014, he was the lead in the film Frangipani, which screened at Tasveer, the ninth Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival  and at the BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival.  His acting received positive reviews.

In 2015, he played the lead in Motor Bicycle, which won best film and best direction awards at the SAARC Film Festival. The film also won the “Cinema of tomorrow” award at the Derana Film Award Ceremony in year 2015.


Year No. Film Role
2010 How I Wonder What You Are
2015 1244 Maatha Lucky
2016 1256 Motor Bicycle Rangana
2016 1260 Frangipani Sarath
2017 Nino Live Nishantha
TBD Burning Birds
TBD Ciao Short film


Television Dramas

  • A/L Iwarai
  • Mega
  • Sath Piyawaru
  • Pini Bindu
  • Maya Patala
  • Train to Kandy
  • Star Sri Lanka Histhanak.
  • Mage Adara Awanaduwa


He performed in many music videos and won the best actor in a video award in Derana music award ceremony in 2016. He won an award for the best actor in a supportive role award at Raigam Telee Awards ceremony for his excellent skills in the tele-drama ” Ahasin vatuna”.


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