Gamini Fonseka est un Acteur Sri Lankais né le 21 mars 1936 à Mount Lavinia (Sri Lanka)
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Nom de naissance Sembuge Gamini Shelton FonsekaNationalité Sri LankaNaissance 21 mars 1936
à Mount Lavinia (Sri Lanka
)Mort 30 septembre 2004
(à 68 ans) à Ja-Ela (Sri Lanka
Sembuge Gamini Shelton Fonseka (Sinhala:සෙම්බුගේ ගාමිනි ශෙල්ටන් ෆොන්සෙකා) (1936–2004) was a Sri Lankan film actor, film director and politician.
He is widely regarded as the King of Sri Lankan cinema history and first Crowned King out of three ( Joe Abeywickrama and Tony Ranasinghe are others) to die.
Fonseka was born on 21 March 1936 in Dehiwela the third child of William and Daisy Fonseka. Starting school at a Presbyterian institution, Gamini moved on to S. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia. As a youngster, he gained repute for imitating administrative figures at school. Gamini also prospered in the study of the Sinhala language and literature (under the guidance of Mr D.S. Jayasekera who is also reputed to have introduced him to acting in stage plays) and placed in the upper fourth for a Sinhala literature prize. The award for this achievement was presented to him by S. Thomas' graduate and Sri Lankan Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake. Gamini was also an accomplished cricket player. Gamini Fonseka married his longtime girlfriend Dorothy Margaret Valencia also known as Tina in 1962 and had four children Chamila, Thanuja, Dammith and Ishara. Many years later he also fathered Kaushalya and Poornima. He remained married to Tina until his death in September 2004.
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