Shivantha Wijesinha

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
35 - 45
Ethnicity
Sri Lankan
Height
177cm
Base Location
Melbourne
Skills
Actor, Prof. Musician, Musician, Singer
Hair
Black
Eye
Dark Brown
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Agent

Acting Agent
Sue Barnett & Associates
Phone

Feature Photo
Shivantha Wijesinha
Feature Clip

Credits

Feature Film

2022
Welder
Furiosa
Warner Bros
George Miller
2019
Jegan (Supporting)
FUNNY BOY
Hamilton/Mehta
Deepa Mehta
2015
Tommy (Supporting)
MEME
4MileCircus
Sean Mannion
2014
Rob (Featured)
OUT OF MY HAND
Television-pictures
Takeshi Fukunaga
2014
Professor (Featured)
TOMATO SOUP
The Mission Entertainment
Dominic Blackwell Cooper
2014
Mr. Bin Laden (Featured)
CALLBACK
Zabriskie Films
Carles Torras
2014
Roger (Supporting)
GRANDAD’S PSYCHO
BlackHole Films
Danny Legare

Television

2018
Raba Mageesh (Supporting)
PLACEBO HEART
Order of the 7th
Rodney Ferrer
2012
Gautam (Supporting)
BROWN NATION (pilot)
Infamous Coconuts
Abi Varghese
2012
Sidi Hamet/Slave
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Optomen Productions
2011
Gambino (Supporting)
IS ANYONE LISTENING
Miss Risk Media
Lindsay Rootare
2009
Amrit (Supporting)
THE LIBRARIANS
ABC (Australia)
Wayne Hope
2008
Laughing Man (Principal)
CARLA CARMETTI
SBS, (Australia)
Ian Watson
2003
Imran (Supporting)
KATH AND KIM
ABC (Australia)
Ted Emery

Theatre

2021
Duke Frederic/Duke Senior/Band
AS YOU LIKE IT
Melbourne Theatre Company
Simon Phillips
2019
Rajiv
THE LETTERS
Bridge Street Theatre
John Sowle
2017
Haneef
A MUSLIM IN THE MIDST
Jersey City Theater Center
Anand Rao
2017
Unferth
BEOWOLF (29 Hr Reading)
Signature Theatre
Rachel Chavkin
2016
Raba Mageesh
PLACEBO HEART (Staged Reading)
The Acting Studio
Rodney Ferrer
2015
Ali
PERMISSION TO NARRATE
Columbia University
Noelle Ghoussaini
2015
Vikram/Mohan
MONSOON WEDDING
Mirabai Films
Mira Nair
2015
Miguel
TO BE HONEST
Magnet Training Center
Shenaz Treasury
2014
Abdul
I SPY A SPY (29 hour Reading)
Playroom Theater
Jamie Jackson
2014
Nirad/ Anish (Understudy)
INDIAN INK
Roundabout Theater
Carey Perloff
2014
José Terencio
MATRYOSHKA (Staged Reading)
Steinway Hall
Leslie Dockery
2013
Man #1
BAD IMPERSONATOR
Magnet Theater
Chas Dente
2012
Jay
PRELUDE TO 35
ABC Showcase 2012
Ted Slubersky/ Joe War
2011
Kent
REASONS TO BE PRETTY
AADA (Company)
Andy Polk
2011
Rajib/ BBC News Reader
TENNIS IN NABLUS
Stageworks, Hudson
Laura Margolis
2010
Talthybius
TROJAN WOMEN
AADA
Heather Benton
2010
Sailor Burke/ Leo Mcafferty
THE GREAT MAGOO
AADA (Company)
Jonathan Bolt
2010
Mike
ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS
AADA (Company)
Derek Ahonen
2010
Dr. Hollis
WALL OF WATER
AADA (Company)
Jonathan Bolt
2009
Barnett Lloyd
CRIMES OF THE HEART
AADA
Lisa Milinazzo
2009
The Man
SCENES AND REVELATIONS
AADA
Janis Powell
2007
Soldier
IL TROVATORE
(Australia Opera)
Elke Neidhardt
2002
Dil
COCONUTS & CONQUESTS
(Monash University, Australia)
Sutapa Howlader
1995
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
MY FAIR LADY
(School Production, Sri Lanka)
1993
Roxy’s Boy
CHICAGO
(School Production, Hong Kong)
1990
Mayor
PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN
(School Production, Sri Lanka)

Web Series

2015
Eros (Supporting)
CITY OF MERCY
Order of the 7th
Rodney Ferrer
2013
Jose (Co-Lead)
REAL MITCHES OF NEW YORK (Web Series)
Secret Angel Productions
Ronissha Marksman

Short Film

2019
James (Supporting)
HUMAN NATURE
SHI Productions
Michael Cutrone
2018
Kam (Lead)
ANONYMOUS
SHI Productions
Michael Cutrone
2017
Max (Supporting)
ALL THE MEN
C41 Media
Max Eldridge
2017
Father (Supporting)
RAKHI
Deboleena Maitr
2017
Preacher (Supporting)
RELAPSED
Macabre Masks
Peter Kovacs
2017
Scott (Lead)
DEATH TRAIL
SHI Productions
Michael Cutrone
2016
Tommy (Lead)
THE POSSESSION
Dog-Eared Media
Tim Covell
2015
Suhail (Supporting)
REVERSAL
Iron Sight Productions
Adlee Fayyaz
2015
DJ (Lead)
MODULATION BLUES
Mockingbird Theater Co.
Marc Baker
2015
Michael (Lead)
25 CENTS TO PARADISE
Order of the 7th
Attila Bela Kovacs
2015
Donovan Snr (Supporting)
NORTH END STORY
Tribe of Judah Pictures
Christopher T. Brown
2014
Wesley (Lead)
LIKE A BOSS
BrueCool Productions
Bryan Christian
2014
Milton (Lead)
ENTROPIC
Virtuoso Picture House
Sebastian Savino
2014
Wutty (Lead)
MY LITTLE NUT
Perruche Productions
Johan Perrouchoud
2013
The Rake (Co-Lead)
A LOTHARIO’S LAMENT
TIS Films
Sheila Mitchell Simmons
2013
Kevin (Co-Lead)
DIM SUM
Northrup Productions
James Northrup
2013
Sandip (Supporting)
HECHKI
Luminous Studios
Kartik Singh
2013
Taylor (Co-Lead)
A WALK ON CUTTER’S RIDGE
Dog-Eared Media
Tim Covell
2012
Roy (Co-Lead)
ASK ME AGAIN (Scene)
NYU Tisch
Mohammad Tavakoli
2012
Taylor (Co-Lead)
CAUGHT IN THE ACT (Scene)
NYU Tisch
Paulo Testolini
2012
Jeffrey (Co-Lead)
LAST GAME
Hofstra Uni
Michael Cutrone
2012
Nassir (Lead)
LIKE YOU MEAN IT (TRAILER)
Nian Productions
Niyi Oni
2012
Randy Parkins (Lead)
OLD HABITS DIE HARD
NYU Tisch
Wesley Trimble
2011
Frank Lucas (Co-Lead)
AMERICAN GANGSTER (Scene)
Brooklyn College Film
Karim Azzat
2011
Brian (Co-Lead)
HOUSEGUESTS
Digital Film Academy
Jim Oliver
2011
Jack (Co-Lead)
DAN’S FAMILY
School of Visual Arts
Kareem Atallah
2011
Jared (Co-Lead)
LOVE IS…
New York University
Wesley Trimble
2011
David Menza (Lead)
LYING IN THE BLAZE
Mike Torhan Productions
Mike Torhan
2010
Guy (Co-Lead)
EPIC SPRAY
Skylar Adams
2007
Dave (Co-Lead)
I MISS MY MIND THE MOST
Simon Kattagen
2006
Station Attendant (Supporting)
GAS
Jacob Brown
2005
Osama (Lead)
OSAMA’S TAXI
Simon Kattagen
2002
Shanker (Supporting)
LOVE AND ICED TEA
Indozia Films
Jag Bathia

Music

2017
Writer/Producer/Performer
CLARITY
SHI Productions
Shivantha Wijesinha
2008
Writer/Producer/Performer
WORDS FROM NOT LONG AGO
SHI Productions
Shivantha Wijesinha

Training

2002
Monash University
B.A (Bachelor of Arts)
Tertiary Education
2005
Monash University
LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
Tertiary Education
2008 - 2008
College of Law
Grad Dip in Legal Studies
Law
1991 - 1991
Member of the British Council Drama Society, Sri Lanka.
Acting
Acting
2003 - 2003
Brooke Howden and Melissa Quinn
An Insight into the Nature of Auditioning
Acting
2003 - 2003
NIDA Open Program
Interpreting Scripts
Acting
2007 - 2007
Professor John Higgins
American Dialect Master Class
Accents
2007 - 2009
The Actors Playhouse
Meisner
Acting
2008 - 2010
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA)
2 Year Conservatory Program
Acting
2010 - 2011
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA)
Member of the Company
Acting
2011 - 2011
NYU TIsch
Directing the Actor
Acting
2011 - 2011
Pulizer Prize Reading Group
Play Reading
2012 - 2012
One on One Studios
Bob Krakower On Camera Class
Acting on Camera
2012 - 2012
Janis Powell Studios
Intensive 8 week Workout
Acting Meisner
2013 - 2015
Mimi Leiber
Acting Master Class
Acting

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
9.5
Clothing Size
Male - M
Waist
80cm
Neck
40cm
Chest
100cm
Hip
88cm
Accents
East Coast American, English, Australian, Cockney, Indian
Languages
English, Italian
Hair Length
Short
Hair Style
Straight
Instrumental
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano / Keyboard
Singing
Folk, Rock, Pop
Singing Range
Baritone
Sport
Boxing, Rugby Union, Martial Arts
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Prof. Musician, Musician, Singer

Media

Public Media
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Public Media
2:31

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Notes

Shivantha is an actor and singer/songwriter originally from the little island of Sri Lanka. Growing up a child of the world, he worked on film, stage and television in the UK, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Australia before moving to New York, where he studied at the oldest acting conservatory in the USA, the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts; (Alumni include Jessica Chastain, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Robert Redford, Danny DeVito, Grace Kelly, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Adrian Brody, Anne Bancroft and Kim Catrall among others). He is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor, having completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies. His films have won several awards including: Best US Fiction (Out of My Hand) at the LA Film Festival in 2015, Best Picture (My Little Nut) at the 48 Hour Winter Film Festival in 2015, Best Student Film (Entropic) at the Winter Film Awards in 2017, Best Science Fiction Film (Entropic) at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in 2017, Best Tri State Film (Death Trail) at the Philadelphia Independent Film Award, Best Action Film Award (Death Trail) at the Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival in Ireland, Outstanding Narrative Feature (Meme) at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival in 2018, Best Film (Hechki) at the River to River Indian Film Festival in 2014. He himself has won Best Supporting Actor (Last Game) at the Asians on Film Festival in 2012 (available on Amazon Prime), and Best Actor (Death Trail) at the Asians on Film Festival in Spring 2019. A Lothario’s Lament premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and he worked with Golden Globe winner/Academy Award nominee Mira Nair on a reading of Monsoon Wedding. In 2012, he was selected to make his Off-Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink at the Roundabout Theatre and the same year, was selected by the ABC Variety Showcase in NY – only 12 out 7500 applicants were chosen. In November 2019, he played the lead role of ‘Jegan’ in Oscar nominee Deepa Mehta’s latest film Funny Boy. Australian TV credits include The Librarians (ABC), Carla Cametti P.D. (SBS) and Kath and Kim (ABC). He released his first album Words From Not Long Ago in 2014, and recorded Clarity in 2017 with Kyle Cassel and Walter Parks (Richie Havens) at Kaleidoscope Studios. The album was mastered at G&J Audio (Norah Jones, John Coltrane, Sex Pistols, Aretha Franklin). His song ‘Fallen Into You’ reached #5 on The Most Requested Songs for the Year in 2005. His music is available on all platforms including Spotify and iTunes.