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Naissance 21 juin 1927 (94 ans)

Kala Keerthi Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe (née Meedeniya) (born 1927) is a Sri Lankan actress. Since her debut in Rekava, Serasinghe has become recognized for playing motherly figures in various films and television serials.


Early life and education
Iranganie Meedeniya grew up in Mudugamuwa, near Ruwanwella in a tranquil village setting. Her early touches with nature would later lead her to become an environmental activist. In the meantime Meedeniya was encouraged to pursue acting by her parents. While attending Bishop's College she played in several end-of-term plays; at Girls' High School, Kandy whilst pursuing a HSC Meedeniya took a leading role in an adaptation of Pygmalion.

Against her father a Rate Mahatthaya's wishes, Meedeniya entered the University of Ceylon in 1947 with the support of her cousins. He died in her first year away at a time when Marxist ideas were the norm. She immersed herself in the Ceylon theater scene while there under the guidance of Professor E. F. C. Ludowyk; she also became a proficient dancer with lessons from Chitrasena.

She eventually graduated with an Arts degree and travelled to London with letters of recommendation from Ludowyk following a marriage to Professor Dissanayake (they divorced some time later). There with the help of actresses Flora Robson and Sybil Thorndyke, Meedeniya attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a year and the London School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art for two years.

Theater and film
Returning to Sri Lanka, Meedeniya met up with Ludowyk and Austrian Jew director Neuman Jubal and got back into theater.The Lionel Wendt Art Centre theater portion of the center opened on 12 December in 1953 with the production of Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths", starring Iranganie Serasinghe and produced by E. F. C. Ludowyk. Doing mainly English roles at first, she delved in Sinhala plays per Henry Jayasena's suggestion beginning with Apata Puthe Magak Nethe and following with roles in Damma Jagoda's Sinhala version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Ves Muhunu, and Porisadaya. The following years saw Meedeniya in constantly changing settings–teaching briefly at Musaeus College, working for The Times of Ceylon after returning from London, doing a stint at the SLBC and handling a post in the tourist trade working as a junior executive for Mackwood's.

Meedeniya entrance into film was a short work done by Lester James Peries for the Government Film Unit covering traffic safety. Peries subsequently cast her in his debut feature film Rekava as the mother of its protagonist. Though the film was a flop, Peries received rave reviews from critics and the cast was pleased with the work. It has since achieved an iconic status in Sri Lanka.

In 1960 Meedeniya married Winston Serasinghe who had appeared in Rekava and some other productions with her. With the new surname, Iranganie Serasinghe achieved fame as an actress appearing in many of Peries' early work.

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Filmographie de Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe (13 films)

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Kalpanthe Sihinayak, 1h58
Origine Sri Lanka
Acteurs Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe

It is essentially a love story between an architect and a beautiful village girl. The architect, Kalpana, travels to a hill country village for work and it is there that meets Menaka. Kalpana faces many challenges with a local group of thugs secretly investigating King Ravan's Ancestry Book. Menaka is a part of Ravan's Ancestry. Her father was murdered by some hidden enemies because of a conflict over a secret document regarding the Ravan Ancestry. Kalpa gets more intrigued about this matter and turns to the monk at the village temple for advice.
Sri Lanka National Handball Team, 1h50
Réalisé par Uberto Pasolini
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes Alcoolisme, L'immigration, Sport, La précarité
Acteurs Pubudu Chathuranga, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe
Note78% 3.94093.94093.94093.94093.9409
Colombo, Sri Lanka, en 2004. Deux amis, Stanley et Manoj, rêvent d'ailleurs, d'occident, où ils pourront mener une vie meilleure que celle des quartiers très pauvres où ils vivent avec leurs familles. Ils souhaiteraient voyager en Allemagne afin de travailler et d'envoyer de l'argent à leurs familles. Malheureusement, l'ambassade refuse de leur délivrer un visa de séjour sous de futiles prétextes. Un jour, Stanley a un déclic : il tient en mains une affiche qui propose, dans le cadre de l'« amitié Allemagne-Asie », d'inviter une équipe srilankaise pour un tournoi de handball en Allemagne; ce sport étant totalement inconnu au Sri Lanka, c'est l'occasion de monter une équipe... Mais ces deux amis n'ont pas la moindre idée de ce qu'est le handball !
Shades of Ash, 1h45
Réalisé par Sudath Mahaadivulwewa
Acteurs Dilhani Ekanayake, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe

The brutality of war is portrayed in a set of stills that fade in from the darkness with the dominating sound of a beating heart in the background.
Water (2005)
, 1h57
Réalisé par Deepa Mehta
Origine Canada
Genres Drame, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Féminisme, La musique, Musique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Vinay Pathak
Note76% 3.8466753.8466753.8466753.8466753.846675
Le film se déroule dans l’Inde coloniale de 1938, au moment où la lutte de Gandhi pour l'indépendance de l'Inde s'intensifie. L’histoire commence le jour où Chuyia, âgée de 7 ans, perd son mari et est envoyée dans une maison où les veuves hindoues vivent en pénitence. Âgées de 18 à 80 ans, ces femmes « paria » à la tête rasée, mendient pour manger et passent leur temps à prier en attendant la mort.
Indiana Jones et le Temple maudit, 1h58
Réalisé par Steven Spielberg
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantastique, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Esclavagisme, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone
Rôle Village Woman
Note74% 3.7484853.7484853.7484853.7484853.748485
Shanghai, 1935 : Indiana Jones arrive dans un bar appartenant à un gangster chinois, Lao Che. Il doit récupérer un diamant et l'échanger contre les cendres de Nurhachi, un empereur chinois. Mais l'échange tourne à la fusillade et Indiana, emportant avec lui Willie Scott, une meneuse de revue qui s'intéressait à la pierre, parvient à quitter la Chine avec l'aide de Demi-Lune, un petit garçon chinois de 11 ans débrouillard, à bord d'un avion. Mais l'avion appartient à Lao Che et les pilotes, après avoir vidé les réservoirs, sautent en parachute. Utilisant un canot de sauvetage pneumatique pour amortir leur chute, Indiana, Willie et Demi-Lune sautent de l'avion et parviennent à fuir.
Thunveni Yamaya, 1h50
Origine Sri Lanka
Thèmes Religion
Acteurs Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe, Gamini Haththotuwegama, Simon Navagattegama'''

Percy Peiris (Wasantha Kotuwella) and his new wife, Princy (Indira Jonklas), are on their honeymoon in the wet zone at an isolated guesthouse. There, Percy starts having violent hallucinations in the form of flashbacks every time he tries to become intimate with Princy.
Deveni Gamana
Réalisé par H. D. Premaratne
Acteurs Ravindra Randeniya, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe
Note62% 3.1229753.1229753.1229753.1229753.122975
Saman is a school teacher. He marries his cousin Sujatha after a long love affair. On the wedding night, she couldn't prove her virginity. Therefore her in laws harass her. Saman also suspects. Thus she leaves her husband's house and goes to her parents. But Saman brings her back. But Saman's mother and his unmarried old aunt make her to leave the home again. When she is leaving Saman comes and stop her.
Devolak Athara, 1h43
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame
Acteurs Tony Ranasinghe, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe
Rôle Nissanka's mother
Note63% 3.1702653.1702653.1702653.1702653.170265
At the onset of the film, Nissanka (Tony Ranasinghe) is engaged to marry Shiranee (Jeevarani Kurukulasuriya), a woman of the same social class.
sandesaya (1960)
, 2h
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame, Guerre, Historique, Romance
Acteurs Gamini Fonseka, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe
Rôle yaso hami
Note79% 3.95223.95223.95223.95223.9522
A band of guerrillas led by Bandara (Ananda Jayaratne) lead a resistance against Portuguese invaders. Bandara is in love with Sumana (Kanthi Gunatunga).
La ligne du destin, 1h29
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame
Acteurs Ananda Weerakoon, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe, Shesha Palihakkara
Rôle Karthina
Note73% 3.6646953.6646953.6646953.6646953.664695
The film starts with a tilt walker cum musician Miguel (Sesha Palihakkara) arriving in the village of Siriyalas with a monkey it performs various antics for the public. Two thieves of the village try to rob him and Sena (Somapala Dharapriya), a young boy prevents the robbery. The tilt walker, who is also a palm reader, read the boy's palm and predict the future, said that Sena will become a famous healer and bring dignity to the village.