BirthdayMarch 21, 1936

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Gamini Fonseka

    Full name: Gamini Fonseka
    Also known as: Gamini Fonseka, Fonseka, Gamini
    Professions: Actor, Director, Assistant Director
    Nationality: Sri Lankan
    Occupation: Actor, Film Director, Politician

  2. Gamini Fonseka Known for

    Crowned king of Sri Lankan cinema

  3. Gamini Fonseka Death information

    Died: Thursday, 30th of September, 2004 (Age: 68)

  4. Gamini Fonseka Biography

    Sembuge Gamini Shelton Fonseka (Sinhala:සෙම්බුගේ ගාමිනි ශෙල්ටන් ෆොන්සෙකා) (1936–2004) was a Sri Lankan film actor, film director and politician.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.

  5. Gamini Fonseka Family

    Spouse: Dorothy Margaret Valancia-Fonseka

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