“I believe that the key to a successful life is to be happy with what you have and make the best out of it”, Famous film star Roshan Ranawana quoted on top of his official web site. Roshan who has proven his talents in acting, singing and dancing launched his official web site roshanranawanaonline at the Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo. The web site was officially launched by his his grandfather Mr. R. M. P. Ranawana who is a retired police SP. Distinguished gathering for the occasion were filled with glamorous film stars , singers and closed relatives of Roshan. The gathering was addresses by veteran actor Ravindra Randeniya and seasoned lyricist Nilar N. Cassim while Nirosha Perera does the presentation. Among the gathering were Screen Queen and UPFA parliamentarian Malani Fonseka, UNP Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake, former NFC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa, senior stars Sriyani Amarasena, Sabeetha Perera, Lucky Dias and others including Pooja Umashanker’s mother Sandhya Umashanker. Making his debut in 2006 in the film “Hiripoda Wessa” the romantic hero Roshan was awarded the Presidental award for the best upcoming star for the year. He was much adored by Sri Lankan fans for his appearance in “Aasai Man Piyabanna” with Puja Umashankar. The two of them also done the main roles in “Suwanda Danuna Jeewithe”. “Rosa Kele”, “Adare Namayen”, “Challengers” and “Dancing Star” were the other movies he appeared as main actor.
Roshan Ranawana was born on March 23rd, as the eldest son of Kanthi Ranawana & Tony Massillamany, Primary education was at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, where he was an active basketball player in the school team and a member of the school choir and completed his secondary education at Asian International School. His talent in singing was also brightened in his childhood being one of the best students in King Claude’s Academy of Arts.
Roshan’s debut in pageantry was In 2001, when he was introduced to Ramani Fernando and Michael Wijesooriya by Mrs. Parakrama, one of his teachers at the Asian International School. This marked his entrance to the fashion industry where he took to the ramp at the Bridal Show 2001. He was able to win the title of, "Mr. Sri Lanka" in 2002.At this local pageant conducted by Studio 9, he also won two other subtitles, "Mr. Good look” and Mr. Photogenic". With these local titles under his belt, he was nominated to take part in several international pageants in which he made Sri Lanka proud. In 2002, he took part at "Manhunt International" in Shanghai, China. He was placed 7th received acclaim in Sri Lanka as the first ever, male model to be placed in the top 10 from the country. In 2003 at the prestigious "Best Model of the World" pageant in Istanbul, Turkey. He was able to win the title of second runner up and was the first male model to have won a title for Sri Lank at an international pageant.
Roshan is playing significant leading roles in now screening film “Mahindagamanaya” and in the film yet to be released “Super Six”. “Ran Samanalayo” now telecasting in ITN is his latest tele drama appearance. “I consider myself very lucky to have found a very good friend in Roshan.He is not just a beautiful human being on the outside, i would like to say he is even better from the inside” said actress Puja Umashankar.