Kumara Thirimadura (born in April 17, 1969)is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema. Highly versatile actor from drama to comedy, he is an actor, singer, journalist by profession. He along with Sarath Kothalawala won the Award for the Best Screenplay at Derana Lux Film Awards in 2014 for Thanha Rathi Ranga movie. He is considered as one of five actors who have dominated the Sri Lankan Stage by critics.
Born in April 17, 1969, Thirimadura is a past student of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa. He won many awards at school level through many theatre works, which gave him boost to the career. But, before turning in to acting career, he worked 14 years as a journalist of Divaina Newspaper. His journalist career stood even after the acting, but he allocated full-time towards acting as his profession. Tissa Gunawardana was his first teacher in drama and theater. Thirimadura first appeared in Street theatres directed by Gamini Haththotuwegama, while he had his first stage play Sakalajana by Dhamma Jagoda.
Thirimadura has acted in about 80 stage plays, ten films and several tele dramas. Nowadays he is seen in popular stage plays like Balloth Ekka Be, Charithe Horu Aran, Ko Kukko, Nari Burathi and Deiyoth Danne Ne.
Thirimadura is an A-grade singer at Sri Lanka Radio Corporation. Though he has not released his solo songs until recently, he has said that he has to sacrifice his early career entirely for the drama and films. He is a die-hard fan of Victor Rathnayake.
Thirimadura released his first solo visual song Ae Mata Adarei on June 2016.He also appeared in the music video of song Bodima by Theekshana Anuradha.
On 31 March 2017, Thirimadura performed a musical show at Maharagama Youth Society Hall at 7pm. He titled his show as Kumaraya Man – Deveni Gamana. at the show, he launched his 14-songs music album Ae Mata Adarei as well.
Following list is the songs of Kumara Thirimadura.
- (01) Adannata Epa
- (02) Lapalu Dalu
- (03) Mata Asai
- (04) Paata Paata Mal Gode
- (05) Paalu Gathiya
- (06) Seethala Udaye
- (07) Me Udakki Kolama
- (08) Malabe Kiyu Kisiveku
- (09) Ae Mata Adarei
- (10) Man Boralle Ae Badulle
While working on with theatre works and journalism, his fellow mate Jayantha Chandrasiri invited him to take part in his teledrama Akala Sandhya, which is Thirimaduea’s first television screen. Since then, he acted more than 50 teledramas across genre. His most notable works coming through comic roles of Paba, Raja Kaduwa, Sihina Puraya, Adare Ahasa Tharam, Nattukkarayo, On Ataka Nataka, Sabba Sakala Manaa, Dadakeli Arana and Jodu Gedara.
Thirimadura presented program Maarai Hirai telecasted on TV Derana.
- Best Actor award – State Drama Festival – 2005
- Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Gamani – 1st Derana Film Award – 2012
- Best Screenplay Writer – Thanha Rathi Raga – 3rd Derana Lux Film Award – 2014