Sri Lanka Mahendra Perera is a successful Sri Lankan actor celebrating twenty years in the industry. Two of his earliest roles were in films by eminent director Prasanna Vithanage, Walls Within (1997) and Death on a Full Moon Day (1997), the latter widely considered the director’s masterwork and one of the leading Sri Lankan films of all time. Roles in the award-winning dramas Saroja (2000) and Asoka Handagama’s Flying with One Wing (2002), followed, before his first lead role, in Buongiorno Italia (2004). In 2005 he appeared in Vimukthi Jayasundara’s The Forsaken Land (2005), the first Sri Lankan film ever to win the Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or. In 2008 he starred in Uberto Pasolini’s comedy Machan and the APSA nominated film Siri Raja Siri.

Accolades

Mahendra Perera
Best Actor, 2014

Mahendra Perera

Best Actor, 2014

Mahendra Perera

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Sri Lanka Mahendra Perera is a successful Sri Lankan actor celebrating twenty years in the industry. Two of his earliest roles were in films by…

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Films

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Sri Lanka
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In a country where sexuality has become a vulgarity, a man sees his wife, Suddhi, nude for the first time only as she lays dead…

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Dark in the White Light
2015

Dark in the White Light (Sulanga Gini Aran)

Sri Lanka, France
2015

Dark in the White Light (Sulanga Gini Aran)

A young Buddhist monk embarks on a quest for spiritual truth. A student, wanting to become a doctor, tries to test his limits. An organ…

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