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Deshabandu Ranasinghe Hettiarachchilage Ignatius Anthony Silva, popularly as Tony Ranasinghe, was an award-winning actor in Sri Lankan cinema and television. He is known as the Lover of the 70s in Sri Lankan cinema due to the many popular films in which he acted, he was restricted to innocent main role, full of glamour and feelings. According to critics, he is the last Crowned king in Sri Lankan cinema to die after Gamini Fonseka and Joe Abeywickrama, he has acted in 115 films, in 43 of which he was the leading actor and in 72 of which he played a supporting role. He contributed as a script writer in two films. Ranasinghe Hettiarachchilage Ignatius Anthony Silva, who became popular as Tony Ranasinghe, was born July 31, 1937 in Modara to Emmanuel Cyril and Lilian Fernando as the second of the family, he had 8 siblings in the family - The eldest is the Ralex. Other younger members include Stella, Gina, Romwell and Daya, he studied at St. Anthony's College, De LaSalle College, Modera, his father worked as a Technical Officer in the Department of Telecommunications.
He joined Modara Dilasal College in 1948 to study English. He was used to collected photographs of Don Bradman, he quit from the job after few months. He changes his name to an advertisement for the 1962 drama "Bodinkarayo" with the influence from his brother Ralex, he was married to longtime partner Sirima Indrani Wickramasuriya. The wedding was celebrated on 30 April 1962. Ranasinghe died on 16 June 2015 at a public hospital in Colombo at the age of 77. Ranasinghe began his career in theater with a role in Dharmasiri Wickramaratne's Ran Thodu in 1963, which won him the Governor General's Award for Best Stage Actor; this award was presented by minister T. B. Ilangaratne, his first film appearance was for Sirisena Wimalaweera's Punchi Amma but was not screened due to an economic crisis. Ranasinghe made his film debut with Lester James Peries' Gamperaliya and followed it with Ran Salu with a different villain role in the film, he worked with Peries again on Delovak Athara. He continued to play many main protagonist role in several critically acclaimed blockbuster movies such as Parasathu Mal, Hulawali, Duhulu Malak, Hanthane Kathawa, Pawuru Walalu and Le Kiri Kandulu.
In his early days, Ranasinghe appeared in many stage dramas with the collaboration with Sugathapala de Silva's drama group "Ape Kattiya". He acted in the plays Bodimkarayo, Thattu Gewal, Waguru Bima, Virupi Muhuna, Harima Badu Hayak, Julius Ceaser and Veniciye Velenda, he acted in few television serials such as Awarjana, Suwanda Kekulu, Raigam Yaluwo, Ekata Getuma, Hathe Wasama, Soorya Vinsathi and Kadamuna. In addition to acting, he contributed to the drama production; some of them include Koti Waligaya, Tharanaya, Pawuru Walalu and Duwata Mawaka Misa. He worked as the producer of stage plays Balawa Nawaka Aruma and Dolosweni Rathriya, he was a talented author. He wrote the books Hemadama Oba Mage and Mata Kawuruth Adare Na, he wrote the novel Adaraneeya Ayra in weekly parts to Sarasaviya magazine. Adaraneeya Ayra Jogi Hamarai Doloswana Rathriya Haemadama Oba Mage Mata Kawuruth Adare Na Ranasinghe was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Sarasaviya Award in 1966 for his role in Parasathu Mal. Subsequently he won Best Actor Awards for Duhulu Malak and Ahasin Polawata.
In 1980 he played the father of the protagonist in Ganga Addara. 1993's Saptha Kanya won him Best Actor Awards from Sarasaviya, Swarna Sanka, Presidential and OCIC. Ranasinghe has dabbled in screenplay writing, winning Sarasaviya Awards for Koti Waligaya, Keli Mandala and Pavuru Walalu. Ranasinghe was honoured with the Deshabandu award, third highest national honour awarded in Sri Lanka in 1988. Tony Ranasinghe's Biography in Sinhala Cinema Database Tony Ranasinghe on IMDb ජීවිත සලරුවක මතක සටහන් රංගවේදියකුගේ සදහටම සමුගැනීම ටෝනි නම් රසවතා දොස් ඇති මිනිසුන් නිදොස් කළ ටෝනි දේවදූතයෝ සපිරිවරින් ඔබ නිදි ගැන්මට ගී ගයත්වා පරම්පරා දෙකක් ටෝනි දකින හැටි අපට ජීවිතය කියාදී මහා නළුවා යන්නටම ගියේය සුබ උපන් දිනයක්