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Rangana Premaratne

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Rangana Premaratne (born 12 January 1959) is a Sri Lankan film/teledrama actor, producer and television personality. He has appeared in over 100 films/teledramas and earned numerous accolades.


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Well known for his strong character and his unique vigorous voice, Rangana has been rated amongst the best in the local film/teledrama industry.


Rangana began his career as a stage-drama actor in the early 1980s acting in the famous stage-drama Sajan Nallathambi which was one of the first Sri Lankan plays to be a financial success. It was hugely popular, even playing in the Middle East to Sinhala audiences.

Rangana began his teledrama career acting in the teledrama Gamana in 1987 directed by veteran K A W Perera. Doing numerous roles in different dramas he gradually became a significant icon in the country's teledrama industry. He became an icon in the country's teledrama industry with his award winning performance in the famous teledrama Manokaya in 1998.


In 2001, Rangana expanded his career as a teledrama producer. Rangana in partnership with Kelum Shiromala (his wife) got into producing with the popular teledrama Randunu in which he also played the main role of a politician. The duo together produced six teledramas (2001–2007) which includes award winning dramas like Punchi Rala and Ruwata Ruwa.


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