D. B. Nihalsinghe

Cinematographer, Film director


Who is D. B. Nihalsinghe?

Dr. Diego Badaturuge Nihalsingha is a person in film and television in Sri Lanka- with a respected reputation in both film and television being one of the most senior Sri Lankan film directors and film industry pioneers with over 40 years of distinguished service to both industries.

No individual in film and television in Sri Lanka has contributed in a hugely varied facets: in film and television artistry; in technical advancement; in training new talent; in administration; in exploring creating new areas; discovering and launching new actors in film and television;as a film and television teacher; in documentary, short film and long form in film and television and so much more.

In that regard he was a pioneer of professional color television production in South Asia and Sri Lanka,. He is also a respected film and television administrator and film and television teacher, with students and trainees in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. His career also includes notable work as a cameraman, editor, producer and director in Sri Lankan film and television. His best known work is Welikathara, Sri Lanka's first feature in Cinemascope.

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Also known as
  • Dr. Diego Badaturuge Nihalsingha
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Ceylon
  • M.A., Norwich University
    Film Studies
  • PhD, University of South Australia
Lived in
  • Kuala Lumpur

on July 23, 2013


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