Nimmi Harasgama (Sinhalese: නිම්මි හරස්ගම) is an award-winning film actress in the Sri Lankan cinema. She made her screen-debut through the English movie Mother Teresa in 1997 by portraying a supporting character. Her first appearance in the Sri Lankan cinema was begun with the main role at Sinhalese movie Ira Madiyama (2003) where she was acclaimed for her best performance at several award ceremonies, including 2004 International Film Festival of Las Palmas and 2006 SIGNIS Salutation Awards Ceremony.
Nimmi Harasgama was born in Sri Lanka to a Sinhalese father and Tamil mother as the youngest of her family. When she was four her family moved to UK where she completed her primary studies at all girls Church of England. After taking her graduation degree for Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London she left to New York City on a scholarship to participate in an Acting in Film Workshop at New York Film Academy.
After appearing in a supportive role in English movie Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor in 1997 Nimmi made her first step in to the Sri Lankan cinema in 2003 by playing the lead role in Prasanna Vithanage’s film Ira madiyama (August Sun) where she portrayed a role of a woman whose husband is missing in action. Her successful performance throughout the movie brought her positive reviews and several accolades, including the Best Actress award at the 2004 International Film Festival in Spain. Following Ira madiyama, she appeared in her next television film Mother Theresa in the same year which was filmed in Sri Lanka and Italy. In 2009 she appeared in her first Tamil speaking role in Enakkum oru per (I Too Have a Name), a short film which was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Short at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
|1997||Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor||Christina||English|
|2003||Ira Madiyama||Chamari||Sinhala and Tamil|
|2003||Mother Teresa of Calcutta (film)||Sister Celes||English||Television film|
|2008||Flowers of the Sky||Priya Gunaratne||Sinhala|
|2009||Enakkum oru per||Sister||Tamil||Short film|
|2009||The Great Rudapest Motel||Madame||English||Short film|
|2005||Doctors||Leap in the Dark||Mira Chopra||English|
|2008||Doctors||Naughty or Nice||Dr. Shareen Patel||English|
|2011||Doctors||Sticky and Sweet||Linda Sahota||English|
|2011||Doctors||Anything You Say||Linda Sahota||English|
|2017||The Good Karma Hospital||Mari Rodriguez||English|
|2018||Requiem (TV series)||Series-1 Episode-1||DI Alice Benton||English|