Ratagedara, who began in theatre and drifted to film in the mid seventies working in its margins found permanent employment in television when that medium emerged in the early eighties.
Once more, beginning at the bottom of the ladder, Ratagedara moved up steadily to become head of the Eye Channel under the Rupavahini Corporation.
His mother Mallika Pilapitiya is also a retired actress, where she recorded the first female lead role of Sri Lanka's first outdoor movie Rekava in 1956 directed by Sir Lester James Peries. C College, Hanguranketha, and then he attended Dharmaraja College in Kandy for rest of the education, until he completed his Advanced Level. He was a bright student in the school, where he was a member of the best drama crew of the school in 1988, and also won the award for inter-school best actor in 1988.
Roshan is a very family oriented and a strong Buddhist.
The film also has Damayanthi Fonseka, Menika Attanayake, Manjula Moragaha, Nadee Chandrasekara, Chandrasoma Binduhewa, Daya Alwis and Minister Dilan Perera in the stellar cast.
It is possible to be both Westernised and traditional at once; it can give you balance in life.
This is what I'm pushing for: rights for Indian women within our culture, and outside of it too.
"And playing the role of director was back in my mind from the very early stage of my career," However following his first role as a child actor, Ratagedara mastered himself as a make up artiste under the guidance of veteran make up artiste Ebert Wijesinghe and later became an assistant director for country's leading filmmakers like Lester James Peries in his 'Weera Puran Appu' and Sumithra Peiris' in her 'Gehenu Lamai' while assisting other filmmakers like Tissa Abeysekera and Chitra Abeysekera.
Shot in and around the locations in Colombo, Dambulla and Nuwara Eliya, the film also marks the welcome return of veteran cinematographer, Donald Karunaratne, to the Sri Lankan cinema.
At the start he was also a singer who performed in the band Red Heart, performed as a guitarist, keyboard player and also as a singer.