About Rex

Educated at St. Bede's College and Siddhartha College, Badulla. At the age of ten, he wont the first prize at the first ever District Cultural Festival, singing the song "Parama Pujaniya woo Gandhi Mahatma" and received an award from the then Minister of Culture Hon. S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake.

He then joined the Uva Cultural Society as a child artist and also took part in stage plays as a senior student which was held to aid Pandit Amaradewa (W.D. Albert Perera) to further his music career in Shaanthi Nikayathanaya in India

Rex then established " Rohana Drama Society" in Badulla and produced a couple of stage plays "Sangeetha Pissuwa" and "Maraka Dhaivaya"which were staged in Uva District in Passara, Mahiyanganaya, Bandarawela, Wellawaye, Welimada and Haali Ela. On completion of his school career he joined the Military Police. During this time he participated in many radio shows.

He became the Runner Up Best Recruit out of 400 Recruits. Also was a weapon instructor to the volunteer offices at CVF Camp Diyatalawa. Also Swimming captain of the Military Police team who won the 1st Army Swimming Meet. After five years in the Military Police, he joined Salaka Est. as the Manager. At this time he was called up on by movie producer K.A.W. Perera to do villain's a role in the movie "Kathuru Muwath".

Since then he has done various roles in around 200 movies. Rex then re-joined the stage in a play "Sergeant Nalla Thambi" playing the role of Bysa. To date he has participated in 16 stage dramas. On the invitation of Titus Thota Watta. He then moved into acting in tele dramas playing the main role in "Ran Kahavanu" and ever since, he has participated in around 60 tele dramas. He often participated in the popular Swarnavahini Program "Padhura Partiya" Rex contributes well to the development of Art & Culture in Sri Lanka with his presence in the movie, stage and tele drama fields.

At present Rex is acting in the most popular Mega Tele dramas "Gauthami" & "Niranjala" which has over 600 episodes. He is the most wanted Villain & the character actor in Sri Lanka. He was bestowed with the most prestigious Kala Bushana award for his contribution to the Sri Lanka film & Television industry by the Government of The Republic of Sri Lanka.