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Hemal Ranasinghe

Years active

Hemal Ranasinghe's headshot without wearing a shirt

25 August 1984 (age 39) (
Matale, Sri Lanka

actor, Model, TV presenter


නැතුවුණ දේවල් ගැන මම දුක්වෙන්නේ නෑ හේමාල් ගැන නොදත් කතාවක් Hemal Ranasinghe

Hemal Ranasinghe (born Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe, 25 August 1984) is a Sri Lankan actor, model, dancer and television presenter. He earned the critics' award for 'Best Actor' and 'Most Popular Actor' at the Derana Film Awards in 2016, becoming one of Sri Lanka's most popular actors of modern cinema. Ranasinghe started his career as a model, appearing in several advertising commercials. He made his cinema debut in 2012 appearing in Super Six. In 2016 he won Most Popular Actor, and Best Promising Actor at the Hiru Golden Film Award


Hemal Ranasinghe wearing a white floral see-through jacket and black brief

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Early life

Hemal Ranasinghe with a serious face while wearing a violet striped polo shirt

Hemal Sachindra Ranasinghe was born in Matale, Sri Lanka and attended St Thomas' College, Matale. Ranasinghe is the third of four brothers. His father practiced Ayurveda. He has stated that both his mother and father were supportive of his decision to make the arts his chosen career. Ranasinghe is versed in Martial Arts, which is a discipline he says he uses even now in his acting career.


Hemal Ranasinghe with a tight-lipped smile while hand on his chin and wearing a black printed t-shirt

In 2009 he participated in "The Model of the World" in Spain, winning the title 'Male Model of the World 2009', as well as the award for 'Best Glamour' and 'Best Catwalk' during the competition.

Hemal Ranasinghe's headshot

In 2010, Ranasinghe won the title of Mr. Sri Lanka and represented Sri Lanka at Mister World 2010 in Korea.


Hemal Ranasinghe speaking, with mustache and beard, while wearing a hot pink Nike t-shirt

The Colombo Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival are the two main shows that Ranasinghe takes part in annually. In addition to these, Ranasinghe models in countless shows throughout the year.


Hemal Ranasinghe showing his abs while his eyes are close

In 2011, he participated in the Swarnavahini Dance Stars Dance competition. After months of competing, Hemal won 1st Runners Up in the competition. He continues to perform in various local shows and events and is sought after by local choreographers.


Hemal's acting in the film, Super Six, marked as his debut in the film industry. He won the The Special Jury Award at the Sarasaviya Awards 2015, a Special Jury Award and "The Most Popular Actor Of The Year 2015" at "The Fourth Derana Film Awards and The Most Popular Actor Of The Year 2015 at the Hiru Golden Film Award for his role in Pravegaya


  • No. denotes the Number of Sri Lankan film in the Sri Lankan cinema. All films are in Sinhala, unless otherwise noted.
  • Awards

  • Derana Film Award for Most Popular Actor
  • Derana Film Critics Award for Best Actor
  • Hiru Golden Film Award for Most Popular Actor
  • Hiru Golden Award for Best Promising Actor
  • Srasaviya Special Jury Award 2016
  • References

    Hemal Ranasinghe Wikipedia