Menik Gooneratne

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
35 - 45
Base Location
Melbourne
Available In
Auckland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Writer
Pdf Bio

Agent

Acting Agent
Active Artists Management

Feature Photo
Menik Gooneratne
Feature Clip

Credits

Feature Film

2019
Sathya
Mortal Engines
MRC, Universal Pictures, WingNut Films
Christian Rivers
2018
Mina Katakia
Pandas in New York
CBS Studios
Mark Cendrowski
2016
Swarmina
Lion
Weinstein Company, See Saw
Garth Davis
2011
Jess
41
Dark Epic
Glenn Triggs
2009
Woman with Baby
Knowing
Ezekiel Films
Alex Proyas

Television

2015
Series Regular, Kylie
The Wizards of Aus
Latenite Films
Michael Shanks
2013
Guest Panelist
The Wright Stuff
Channel 5 UK
Various
2013
Guest Panelist
Big Brother's Bit on the Side
Channel 5 UK
Various
2013
Guest, Marnie
House Husbands
Playmaker Media
Catherine Millar
2013
Series Regular, Priya Kapoor
Neighbours
Fremantle Media
Various
2012
Series Regular, Priya Kapoor
Neighbours
Fremantle Media
Various
2011
Guest, Dr Lucy
It's Not You, It's Bree
Commedia
Shane Dunlop
2011
Series Regular, Priya Kapoor
Neighbours
Fremantle Media
Various
2008
Guest, Nareen
Underbelly
Screentime
Tony Tilse
2005
Dayplayer, Waitress
Last Man Standing
Burberry Productions
Pino Amenta
2003
Guest, Gita
MDA
Screentime
Aarne Neeme
2000
Guest, Shanti Pandya
Neighbours
Grundy Television Productions
Anna Johnson

Short Film

2010
Rani
Hard Rubbish
Lizard Films
Steve Mitchell
2010
Lucy
Stan & June's: 12pm
Tuesday Films
Antonia Vekic
2009
Noor
Noor
Tuesday Films
Bruce Alexander
2009
Lily
Storage
Mo.Du.Lar Productions
Shane Dunlop
2008
Romy
Signs of Affection
Tuesday Films
Bruce Alexander
2007
Mia
Doll's Story
Independent
Bruce Alexander
2000
Self
White Soap
Independent
Jarrah Gurrie

Stage

2014
Rani, Meera
The Kingdom of Cha
Melbourne Theatre Company
Petra Kalive
2008
Amrita
Virtual Mumbai Development
Melbourne Workers Theatre
Maude Davey
2007
Max
Forbidden
Light My Candle
Antony Steadman

Skills & Attributes

Natural Accent
Australian
Ethnicity
Indian, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern
Accents
American Standard, Australian, English, French, Indian
Languages
English, Hindi-Urdu
Sport
Aerobics, Boxing, Roller Blading, Swimming, Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts
Professional Skills
Actor, Writer

Media

Public Media
1:34
Public Media
4:34

Photos


Notes

Greencard, UK & AUS Passport. Based LA / Melbourne Currently seen as supporting LEAD Sathya opposite Hugo Weaving in feature MORTAL ENGINES dir. Christian Rivers, screenplay written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson (the Oscar winning team behind LORD OF THE RINGS) produced by Peter Jackson’s company WingNut Films with Universal. Next to be seen in CBS Studios PANDA’S IN NY. Recently seen supporting in LION opposite Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel, directed by Garth Davis. In the 2018 pilot season, Menik had a Pilot Test Deal with NBC / Universal for multi-cam ABBY’S in the role of Rosie. At home in Australia, Menik is known as SERIES REGULAR, Priya Kapoor (200 eps) on Fremantle Media’s ever popular series NEIGHBOURS and as SERIES REGULAR Kylie on ABC’s comedic miniseries WIZARD OF AUS. Her work on NEIGHBOURS was ground breaking as the first South Asian main cast in the show’s 30-year history. Due to her character’s popularity with UK audiences, Channel 5 invited Menik to do a publicity trip to London for the show. Notable feature credits include working with Alex Proyas and Nicholas Cage on the US feature KNOWING and lead in US indie feature 43. Her performance in 43 was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Maverick Movie Awards in New York..