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Roshan Pilapitiya

Roshan Pilapitiyais an award winning Sri Lankan actor, and a singer. Roshan was awarded the most popular actor award at Sumathi Tele Awards in both 2003 and 2004.

Teledrama career

Roshan Pilapitya made his acting debut with teledrama Golu Hadawatha (1988), which was directed by popular director Lester James Peries.He won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor in 2002. He played the main part of several commercial successes such as Mandakini (1999), Daru Upatha (2001), Rajjumala (2004), Dhana Rina (2007) and critically acclaimed act in teledramas such as Ek Murgaanganaawiyak and Sihina aran enna.

Pilapitiya lead the role of remake of film Hatharadenaama Soorayo in 2008, which was originally led by Vijaya Kumaratunga.

Personal life

As the youngest of the four children, Roshan was born in Hanguranketha, city near Kandy, Sri Lanka. His father is Ariya Abhayasinghe who was a tea plantation owner. His mother Mallika Pilapitiya is also a retired actress, where she recorded the first female lead role of Sri Lanka’s first outdoor movie Rekava in 1956 directed by Sir Lester James Peries. His primary education is from C.C College, Hanguranketha, and then he attended Dharmaraja College in Kandy for rest of the education, until he completed his Advanced Level. He also performed well in college stage dramas. He was a bright student in the school, where he was a member of the best drama crew of the school in 1988, and also won the award for inter-school best actor in 1988. Roshan is a very family oriented and a strong Buddhist. His older brother Kapila, older sister Thrishara, and the oldest sibling his beloved brother Chathura. He has refrerered to his family many times in public and always talks about how he has a great family. He also mentions being raised by two amazing parents who guideed very well throughout his life, and to this day still are.


His career was started with Lester James Peries’ teledrama Golu Hadawatha. At the start he was also a singer who performed in the band Red Heart, performed as a guitarist, keyboard player and also as a singer. His debut film was an English film called Disco Girl in 1990.


Following list is the songs of Roshan Pilapitiya.

  • (01) Mage Nisala Lowe
  • (02) Sahasak Sithuwili
  • (03) Soduru Pem Kathawak
  • (04) Soduru Sedewaka
  • (05) Atheethayata Yana Pare
  • (06) Bidunu Premaya
  • (07) Matath Hora Mage Nethu Laga
  • (08) Hamuwee Wenwi Giyath
  • (09) Nonimi Pemaka Petali
  • (10) Paasal Samaye Dutu.
  • (11) Hitha Parala.
  • (12) Dakinna Awe.


  • Best Upcoming Actor in Sumathi Awards – 2000
  • Dharmaraja Abhinandana Award – 2001
  • Best Upcoming Actor in Sarasaviya Awards – 2002
  • Best Upcoming Actor in Presidential Awards – 2002
  • Most Popular Actor in Sumathi Awards – 2003
  • Most Popular Actor in Sumathi Awards – 2004
  • Best Actor in Sumathi Awards – 2005



Year Film Language Role
1990 Disco Girl English
1991 Senehasaka Sihinaya Sinhala
1991 Iron Trungal English
1992 New York Dreams English
1995 Ross & Margurette French
1999 Mandakini Sinhala
2000 Sanda Yahanata Sinhala
2000 Ginigath Madusamaya Sinhala
2001 Daru Upatha Sinhala
2002 Sudu Sewaneli Sinhala Heen Banda
2004 Samawenna Ma Raththarane Sinhala
2004 Rajjumala Sinhala
2006 Ammawarune Sinhala Saliya
2006 Eka Malaka Pethi Sinhala Arun Basnayake
2007 Mr Dana Rina Sinhala
2008 Hathara Denaama Soorayo remake Sinhala
2008 Nil Diya Yahana Sinhala
2010 Dakina Dakina Mal Sinhala
2011 Mahindagamanaya Sinhala Minister Aritta
2013 Samanala Sandhawaniya Sinhala
2014 Bhavatharana Sinhala
2016 Natannethuwa Dinna Sinhala
2017 Dharmayuddhaya Sinhala OIC Ravi



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