Born in Sri Lanka & growing up in Tasmania, Prema Smith was never bound to be your average aspiring actor. Having worked and lived around people from many creeds and cultures, overcoming adversities while assisting youth with mental health issues, it’s safe to say he has a niche for empathy.
Prema moved to Sydney in 2013 to pursue acting and he hasn’t wasted a day since. Having initially received his formal acting education at The Actors Pulse in the Sanford Meisner Technique, he was cast in the first supporting role in 2014‘s feature film “Bad Day in Belgrade” and following that, claimed a supporting role in the play “The Couple of Bengal”.
But he didn’t stop there. Following his inaugural success, Prema has kept himself unquestionably busy and has gained a vast of experience as an actor and director. 2015 saw his lead in “Your Number’s Up”. From there, Prema continued to master his acting in various gigs such as the lead in “Deadly Woman” and “Utility Company”. He also featured in renowned MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia) commercials about lamb and played an honoured lead for the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign. He didn’t skip a beat on the directing front having also directed and produced the popular series “First World Relationships”.
Other highlights include “The Other Guy”; a Stan original comedy drama created by and starring comedian & radio-host Matt Okine where Prema acted in a supporting role. He also recently directed and starred in “Cop’s Enemy” and “The Pitch” directed by Daniel Green where he plays Max Swift, an aspiring hip-hop artist.
Prema also has over a decade experience in business and customer service, from owning his own restaurant to various roles within the hospitality industry. He has developed a natural aptitude for versatility as well as a sought-after work ethic. But it doesn’t stop there; he is a natural TV presenter working for the likes of Channel 7, ABC, Brand Local and Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. His presenting skills are unprecedented and when accompanied with his acting background, makes for an ideal character to represent any brand.
Using his sound knowledge in phonics, he is able to understand and execute a variety of accents and acting ranges, which stands testament to his all-round quality as a performer, making him an exceptional addition to any grade-A TV series or film cast. When coupled with his years of experience in acting, Prema Smith is a name that is not to be forgotten.
Aside from acting, Prema is also a singer/song writer and motivational speaker. To learn more, head to www.premasmith.com