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Malini Fonseka

Born, the third child of Gilbert and Seelwathie Fonseka, she studied at St. John's College, Nugegoda until Grade 5, and then at Gurukula Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya. Malini Fonseka started her acting career with stage dramas. In 1963, she made her entry to stage dramas with "Noratha Ratha". In 1968, Fonseka won the best stage drama actress national ... See full bio »

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Mansion by the Lake
Mansion by the Lake Sujata Rajasuriya, the widow
Ek Tam Ge
Ek Tam Ge Actress
Elegy for a Mother
Elegy for a Mother Sumanawathi
Siri Medura
Siri Medura Nirmala


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 2009 Dancing Star (as Malani Fonseka)
 2008 Flowers of the Sky
Sandya Rani
 2008 Machan
Manoj's Mother
 2008 Abá
 2006 Elegy for a Mother
 2004 Adaraneeya Vassanaya (as Malani Fonseka)
 2002 Mansion by the Lake
Sujata Rajasuriya, the widow
 2002 Punchi Suranganavi
Sinhala teacher
 1998 Anthima Reya
 1992 Umayangana
 1986 Avurududa
 1981 Eka dawasak re (as Malani Fonseka)
 1981 Mr. Soldier
 1980 Ek Tam Ge
 1980 Village in the Jungle
Punchi Menika
 1979 Brave Puran Appu
Bandara Menike
 1977 The Wasps Are Here
 1975 How to Be an Adult
 1973 Thushara
 1972 The Treasure
 1969 Para Walalu
 1969 Kauda Hari
 1968 Abudasse kale
 1968 Adaravanthayo
 1968 Punchi Baba

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Malani Fonseka

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She has also made her mark as a teledrama director, with successful creations such as "Sanasili Suwanda". She even had the honor of being the first female teledrama director in the history of Sri Lanka teledrama history, when she, both directed and acted in her first teledrama "Nirupamala".

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