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Mahinda Pathirage

Mahinda Pathirage

Sri Lankan actor
Mahinda Pathirage
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Sri Lankan actor
Is Actor
From Sri Lanka
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 March 1952, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Age 68 years
Star sign Aries
Peoplepill ID mahinda-pathirage
The details (from wikipedia)


Thanthrige Pathirage Mahinda (born March 22, 1952 as මහින්ද පතිරගේ) [Sinhala]), popularly as Mahinda Pathirage, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, stage drama and television. Particularly act in comedy roles, Pathirage is best known for the role Purohitha in television sitcom Raja Sabhawa.

Personal life

Mahinda was born on 22 March 1952 in Anuradhapura. His father was Thanthiri Pathirage Hendrick Appuhami. He has 10 siblings in the family. He completed education until grade 10 from Walisinghe Harischandra Maha Vidyalaya. Before entering to drama, he continued his father's business as photo framer and painter.

Mahinda is married to Kumudini Gunawardhana and the couple has one daughter, Nipuni Sharada and one son, Nandun Nisanka.


In 1976, he along with many artists in Anuradhapura formed a drama group called Jana Nalu Kela. He first played in the play Aruma Naruma produced by Anuradha Ranjith. He won a merit award for his role in that play. In 1977-79, he worked in Rajarata Sevaya of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation along with his friend Gunadasa Madurasinghe. He took part in a radio play Rasavita produced by Premakeerthi de Alwis.

Mahinda started acting career with 1997 television serial Depethi Dahara directed by Malini Fonseka. In 2000, he acted in popular television comedy Sina Sagaraya telecast by Rupavahini. Then in 2003, he joined with Swarnavahini for the sitcom Raja Sabhawa along with Gunadasa Madurasinghe. The drama gave him enormous popularity, which was later produced into a stage play as well. In 1983, he won the award for the Best Actor in Youth Drama Festival for the role in stage play Paarajika.

His maiden cinema acting came through 2000 film Saroja directed by Somaratne Dissanayake with a minor role. Some of his notable films include Sir Last Chance, Ethumai Methumai, Hero Nero and 64 Mayam. In 2016, Pathirage replaced Vijaya Nandasiri after his demise in the play Aluth Horek One. The first show featuring Pathirage was staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on September 2 at New Town Hall, Colombo.

Notable theater works

  • Ahinsaka Prayoge
  • Allai Walge
  • Aluth Horek Onee
  • Chaggudu Sellam
  • Hadannama Be
  • Heen Andare
  • Kaliyuga Kolam
  • Korale Mahaththaya
  • Paarajika
  • Raigamayai Gampalayai
  • Raja Sabawa
  • Sakra Bhavana

Notable television works

  • Bhootha Wasthuwa
  • Depethi Dahara
  • Diyathaka Senehasa
  • Gem
  • Hathara Waram
  • Kande Handiya
  • Korale Mahaththaya
  • Night Learners
  • Paan Batta
  • Raja Sabhawa
  • Sina Sagaraya
  • Synthetic Sihina
  • Tikiri and Ungi
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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