Roshan Ranawana (born 23 March 1981) is a Sarasaviya Awards winning Sri Lankan actor, singer, and a model. Roshan was awarded the most popular actors award at Derana film awards 2013
Ranawana made his acting debut with Hiripoda Wessa (2006) and won a Presidential award for best upcoming actor for his performance. He played the main part of several commercial successes such as Tharaka Mal (2007), Asai Mang Piyabanna (2007), Rosa Kale (2008), Feel My Love (2008), Dancing Star (2009) and Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe (2010).
Roshan Ranawana was born in Sri Lanka, to Kanthi Ranawana and Tony Massillamany. He attended St. Josephs College in Colombo 10 and studied at Asian international School in Colombo 5. His father was a former Rugby player. He speaks Sinhalese and English. He married his longtime girlfriend on 1 August 2014.
His debut film was Hiripoda Wassa with Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka, Chathurika Peiris, Pubudu Chathuranga, and Janith Wickramage which was directed by the Udayakantha Warnasuriya. His second and third films Tharaka Mal and Asai Mang Piyabanna released in 2007.
Ranawana became a sensation in the Sri Lankan film industry and a household name after the success of Hiripoda Wassa (2006) and Asai Man Piyambanna with south Indian actress Pooja Umashankar (2007). This earned him the role of broadband ambassador for SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom).
He participated in Sirasa Dancing Stars season 1 and got the third place.
Ranawana was awarded the title “Mr. Sri Lanka”. Shortly afterward, he was chosen as the model for the Manhunt International, China for 2002 and won seventh place. Ranawana participated in the Mr. World[disambiguation needed], UK and Grassim International, UK in 2003. He was the second runner-up of Best Model of the World, a competition held in the same year in Turkey. He took eighth place in Mr. International, Singapore competition in 2006, and he won the Best National Costume in two pageants between 2003 and 2006. In addition, he appeared in his own music video “Neela Neth” with Steven Krishan in 2010.
In 2008 he participated in the first season of Sri Lankan reality dance show Sirasa Dancing Stars broadcast by Sirasa TV and won third place. He is one of the judges in the popular beauty contest Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World on Derana TV.
|2006||Hiripoda Wassa||Prageeth||Sinhala||Winner, Presidential award for Best upcoming actor|
|2007||Asai Man Piyabanna||Praveen||Sinhala|
|2010||Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe||Ayeshmantha||Sinhala|
|2013||Sri Siddhartha Gautama||Prince Nanda||Sinhala||Winner of most popular actor at derana film awards|
|2016||Ulath Ekai Pilath Ekai||Wanathe Roshan||Sinhala|