Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2009

Nomination Detail

With a career spanning more than four decades, Malani Fonseka is widely regarded as ‘the Queen of Sri Lankan cinema’. Starting out in stage productions, Fonseka made her feature film debut with Tissa Liyansuriya’s The Little Baby in 1968. She has starred in more than 150 feature films to date, not including her many television and stage appearances. Having worked with Sri Lanka’s finest directors, she has won accolades both locally and internationally. In addition to her acting career, Fonseka has also produced and directed several dramas for television.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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