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Menik Gooneratne

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Gender: Female
Age Range: 35 - 45
Base Location: Melbourne
Available In: Auckland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Writer
Ethnicity: Indian, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern



Feature Film

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


2015 Series Regular, Kylie The Wizards of Aus Latenite Films, Michael Shanks
2013 Guest Panelist Channel 5 UK, Various
2013 Guest Panelist Channel 5 UK, Various
2013 Guest, Marnie Playmaker Media, Catherine Millar
2013 Series Regular, Priya Kapoor Fremantle Media, Various
2012 Series Regular, Priya Kapoor Fremantle Media, Various
2011 Guest, Dr Lucy Commedia, Shane Dunlop
2011 Series Regular, Priya Kapoor Fremantle Media, Various
2008 Guest, Nareen Screentime, Tony Tilse
2005 Dayplayer, Waitress Burberry Productions, Pino Amenta
2003 Guest, Gita Screentime, Aarne Neeme
2000 Guest, Shanti Pandya Grundy Television Productions, Anna Johnson

Short Film

2010 Rani Lizard Films, Steve Mitchell
2010 Lucy Tuesday Films, Antonia Vekic
2009 Noor Tuesday Films, Bruce Alexander
2009 Lily Mo.Du.Lar Productions, Shane Dunlop
2008 Romy Tuesday Films, Bruce Alexander
2007 Mia Independent, Bruce Alexander
2000 Self Independent, Jarrah Gurrie


2014 Rani, Meera Melbourne Theatre Company, Petra Kalive
2008 Amrita Melbourne Workers Theatre, Maude Davey
2007 Max Light My Candle, Antony Steadman

Training & Additional 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..

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Natural Accent: Australian
Accent Skills: American Standard, Australian, English, French, Indian
Voice Style: Accents, Character, Corporate, Radio/TV Promo
Languages: English, Hindi-Urdu
Sport & Athletic: Aerobics, Boxing, Roller Blading, Swimming, Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts
Voice Style: Accents, Character, Corporate, Radio/TV Promo

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