AKL Rashmi Pilapitiya

Rashmi PilapitiyaFeatured Popular

Hair
Black
Eyes
Brown
Height
5'8'' / 173 cm
DOB
1976
Notes:
Represented by Word of Mouth for voice work

Photographs by Andi Crown

TELEVISION

2012 Harry, 'Port Clerk'
Desert Road Ltd, Dir. Chris Dudman
2010Ladykillers, 'Drug Abused Victim'
Melting Pot TV, Dir. Rob Harley

08-09Shortland Street, 'Dipali Kumari' (recurring)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2008A Thousand Apologies, 'Various'
Great Southern TV / Nomadz Productions, Various directors
2004Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, 'Miss Kasagi'
Direct Hit, Various directors
2003The Strip, 'Dr Singh'
Gibson Group, Various directors

THEATRE

2013 Postal, 'Fanti'
Court Theatre, Dir. Melanie Camp
2012 Some Explicit Polaroids, 'Helen'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Phillip C. Gordon
2010 1001 Mirrors, 'Ramshi / Various'
ATC / Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Dirs. Laurel Devenie & Lynn Cardy
2010House of Bernada Alba, 'Magdalena'
TAPAC / Phundmi Productions, Dir. Margaret-Mary Hollins 
2009GAS, 'Shantilah'
BATS, Dir. Conrad Newport

2009Postal, 'Fanti'
BATS, Dir. Kerryn Palmer
2009Khoj: The Search, 'Mrs Balsara'
PRAYAS, Dir. Amit Ohdehar
2009Footprints of Ika's Heart, 'Various'
Raw Read, Dir. Gary Henderson
2009A Thousand Hills, 'Mama'
Festival Pitch, Dir. Margaret-Mary Hollins
2008GAS, 'Shantilah'
Old Folks Association Hall, Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2008Fragile Land, 'Shireen / Tasleena'
Play reading, Dir. Diana Fuemana
2007And What Remains, 'Ila'
Cambridge University / London tour, Dir. Hone Kouka
2006Duffy's Dance Diary Adventure, 'Various'
Duffy tour, Dir. Kerryn Palmer
2005Migrant Nation, 'Various'
Dir. Jade Erikson
2004Songs of the Sea, 'Moonfish / Various'
Dir. Peter Wilson
2004Motormouth, 'Various'
Dir. Jacqueline Coats
2004Yatra: Journey for Identity, 'Various'
Dir. Jade Eriksen
2003Troilus & Cressida, 'Cressida'
Dir. Annie Ruth
2003Epic of Gilgamesh, 'Various'
London UK, Dir. Jatinder Verma
2003The Lesson, 'Marie'
Dir. Jade Eriksen
1999The Young Baron, 'Abby'
Theatre Stampede, Dir. Ben Crowder
1998A Midsummer Night's Dream, 'Helena'
Summer Shakespeare
1996The Crucible, 'Tituba'
Maidment Theatre workshop

SHORT FILM

2003Dead End, 'Shevaun'
Toi Whakaari Graduation Film
2002High Drama, 'Featured'
NZ Film School
2002Security, 'Featured'
NZ Film School

AWARDS

2010 Best of Theatre 2010 for 'House of Bernada Alba'
NZ Herald Best of Theatre Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2013 Humira
USA

2012 Yellow Pages
Australia

TRAINING

2013 Meisner Technique
with Michael Saccente
2013 The Undefended Actor - A Masterclass
with Brita McVeigh
2013 The Actors Body - Owning the Audition
with Brita McVeigh
2013 Advanced USA Accent & Screen Acting Technique
with Terri De'Ath & Chris Stewart
2012 Casting Hothouse Acting Course
The Casting Hothouse
2012 The Actors Body -  Connecting with a Character
with Brita McVeigh

2006American Audition Technique
with Terri de'Ath
00-03BPSA
Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. Tutors included Peter Feeny, Vicki Yiannoutsos, Michael Saccente, John Callen & Rowena Balos

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Recent credits only

Television

2019 Jonah: Big Man - The Jonah Lomu Story (tele-feature), 'ASB Bank Manager'
Great Southern Film Dir: Danny Mulheron

2019 Mean Mums, 'Nikhil's Mum'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Damon Fepulea'i

2017 Only in Aotearoa, 'Sangita'
Kura Productions Dir: Allan George

2012 Harry, 'Port Clerk'
Desert Road Ltd Dir: Chris Dudman

2010 Ladykillers, 'Drug Abused Victim'
Melting Pot TV Dir: Rob Harley

08-09 Shortland Street, 'Dipali Kumari (recurring)'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various directors

2008 A Thousand Apologies, 'Various'
Great Southern TV / Nomadz Productions Dir: Various directors

Theatre

2019 A Fine Balance , 'Dina'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Ahi Kahunaharan

2018 TEA, 'Kamala'
Auckland Festival of Arts/Oryza Foundation Dir: Ahilan Karunaharan and Sara Brodie

2016 TEA, 'Kamala'
ATC Next Stage Development Dir: Sara Brodie

2013 Postal, 'Fanti'
Court Theatre Dir: Melanie Camp

2012 Some Explicit Polaroids, 'Helen'
Basement Theatre Dir: Phillip C. Gordon

2010 1001 Mirrors, 'Ramshi / Various'
ATC / Salon Perdu Spiegeltent Dir: Laurel Devenie & Lynn Cardy

2010 House of Bernada Alba, 'Magdalena'
TAPAC / Phundmi Productions Dir: Margaret-Mary Hollins

2009 GAS, 'Shantilah'
BATS Dir: Conrad Newport

2009 Postal, 'Fanti'
BATS Dir: Kerryn Palmer

2009 Khoj: The Search, 'Mrs Balsara'
PRAYAS Dir: Amit Ohdehar

2009 Footprints of Ika's Heart, 'Various'
Raw Read Dir: Gary Henderson

2009 A Thousand Hills, 'Mama'
Festival Pitch Dir: Margaret-Mary Hollins

Short Film

2019 Biggie & Shrimp, 'Ariana'
Dir: Harvey Hayes

2018 Myth of the Model Minority, 'Kanthi'
Dir: Nahyeon Lee and Julie Zhu

Television Commercials

2018 Skinny
NZ

2013 Humira
USA

2012 Yellow Pages
Australia

Skills

  • Singer
  • Mezzo Soprano
  • Voice Artist

Notes:

Voice work includes radio play 'Arranged Marriage' with Radio NZ & voice overs for Learning Media 'Choices'.

Vocal Skills

    Languages:
  • Sri Lankan (Sinhala)

    Accents:
  • American (standard)
  • RP
  • Indian
  • Sri Lankan
  • South African

Vocal Notes:

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