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Fans : 2 Freddie Silva - ෆ්‍රෙඩී සිල්වා ( 1938 -

Known As : Freddie Silva
Real Name : Freddie Silva
Died : --0000-00-00
First Released : Suhada Sohoyuro 1963
Latest Released : Pissu Double
2002

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Biography

Freddy Silva (1938–2002) was the most popular Sri Lankan comedian of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He appeared in over 450 films ( of which 300 were screened at the celebration of fifty years in Sinhala Cinema).

Early life
Silva was born Halpeliyanage Morris Joseph de Silva in Puvakaramba, Moratuwa an only child. Silva's father was an overseer for the Moratuwa Urban Council and his mother was a member of Salvation Army. Growing up he was fascinated with singing and dancing.

Musician
In the 1950s Silva performed the Alanson Mendis composition "Bar Bar Bar" in front of Sir John Kotelawala and was warmly received. He used this opportunity to get a letter of recommendation from Kotelawala which he presented to Livy Wijemanne of Radio Ceylon to secure a job as a radio artist.

Silva's first recording was "Mottapala." He followed the song with "Bar Bar Bar" now updated with music by P. L. A. Somapala. It was a success. Subsequent efforts teamed Silva with the late Premakirthi de Alwis. Their work include comedic songs like "Aron Mama", "Pankiritta", "Nedeyo", "Handa Mama", "Kekille Rajjuruwo" and "Parana Coat" (from Lokuma Hinawa). Silva's crowning achievement is considered the tune "Kundumani."

Actor
Silva got his first screen role through a chance meeting with K. A. W. Perera in 1963. At that time he was living with H. R. Jothipala and Roy de Silva and frequented parties as a guest entertainer. Perera cast Silva in Suhada Sohoyuro alongside L. S. Ramachandran and Vijitha Mallika. He appeared at a dance on the beach singing "Diya rella verale hapi hapi" and went on to be cast in mainly comedic roles.

The serious side of Silva was seen in Sekaya (1965), Lasanda (1974) and Sukiri kella (1975). In the 1975 film he played a mentally handicapped character and in preparation for the role lived with a real handicapped boy in Koralawella.[1]

By the 1980s producers were reluctant to make a film without Silva fearing that the movie would flop. He was then living an extravagant life and saved little. In 1989 Silva was awarded the Ranathisara award by leading film weekly Sarasaviya. A turning moment came when his friend Vijaya Kumaratunga (who he appeared alongside in ten films the last being Yukthiyada Shakthiyada) was murdered. He cites this event as leading to the downfall of cinema. Still Silva stayed busy appearing in 15 of the 26 films made in 1992.

By the late-'90s Silva received no work and lived in poverty with a pension of 2000 rupees from the Sri Lankan Film Corporation. He called his home a broken down garage that served as bed room, living room and kitchen on Emmanuel Church Road, Rawatawatte. Silva passed away in October 2002.

Photo Gallery
Films
Main Actor / Actor
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 2001 Jolly Halo Sri Lal Priyadeva
2 ) 1990 Sambudu Mahima Wasantha Kuruppu
3 ) 1981 Geethika Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
4 ) 1988 Newa Gilunath Bandchun Hemasiri Sellapperuma
5 ) 1989 Mamai Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
6 ) 2001 Oba Koheda Priye Hemasiri Sellapperuma
7 ) 1992 Jaya Sri Wey Kumariya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
8 ) 1976 Hariyata Hari William Holmes
9 ) 1999 Kolompoor Dinesh Priyasad
10 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
11 ) 2001 Pissu Pusoo Sunil Soma Peiris
12 ) 1992 Kadira
13 ) 1978 Sithaka Suwanda S.V. Chandran
14 ) 1990 Dese Mal Pipila W. Wilfred Silva
15 ) 1993 Juriya Mamai Luvi Vandastratan
16 ) 1997 Ragaye Unusuma Karu Disanayaka
17 ) 1988 Chandingeth Chandiya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
18 ) 1963 Suhada Sohoyuro K.A.W. Perera
19 ) 1965 Sepatha Soya Ahamad Kamur
20 ) 1966 Seethala Wathura Dharma Sri Kaldera
21 ) 1966 Mahadena Muththa Robin Thampoe
22 ) 1969 Paara Walalu Sudath Maskorala
23 ) 1970 Ohoma Hodada J. Selvarathnam
24 ) 1971 Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo Wimaladasa Perera
25 ) 1972 Sujeewa Joe Dev Ananda
26 ) 1993 Sajant Nallathambi Ananda Wickramasinghe
27 ) 1973 Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
28 ) 1973 Sunethra Joe Dev Ananda
29 ) 1973 Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert
30 ) 1973 Hondata Hondai J. Selvarathnam
31 ) 1974 Duleeka K.A.W. Perera
32 ) 1974 Kasthuri Suwanda Sena Samarasinghe
33 ) 1974 Dinum Kanuwa Ranjith Perera
34 ) 1974 Sheela K.wenkat
35 ) 1974 Sihasuna Titus Totawatte
36 ) 1974 Shanthi Vilfrad Silva
37 ) 1974 Jeewana Ganga Dayananda Rodrigo
38 ) 1975 Obai Mamai Joe Dev Ananda
39 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
40 ) 1975 Sukiri Kella Joe Dev Ananda
41 ) 1993 Surayan Athara Veeraya Roy De Silva
42 ) 1980 Aadara RathneBudinis (Student) K.A.W. Perera
43 ) 1975 Sadhana S. Ramanadhan
44 ) 2002 Pissu Double Sudesh Wasantha Pieris
45 ) 1978 Sasara K.A.W. Perera
46 ) 1995 Inspector Geetha Kusumchandra Gamage
47 ) 1995 Pudumai Eth Aththai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
48 ) 1995 Vairayen Vairaya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
49 ) 1981 Anjaana Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
50 ) 1977 Tom Pachaya Roy De Silva
51 ) 1995 Cheriyo Captain Roy De Silva
52 ) 1978 Maduwanthi Milton Jayawardhana
53 ) 1978 Siripathula K.wenkat
54 ) 1978 Apsara J. Selvarathnam
55 ) 1978 Deepanjali Darmasri Kaldera
56 ) 1996 Body Guard Upali Piyarathna
57 ) 1996 Sura Daruwo Siril Weerasingha
58 ) 1996 Manamohini Hemasiri Sellapperuma
59 ) 1996 Sabe Mithura Sherly P.Wijerathna
60 ) 1979 Samanmalee Dayananda Jayawardane
61 ) 1975 Rajagedara Paraviyo W.A.B. De Silva
62 ) 1976 Haaratha Hathara M.S. Kumar
63 ) 1976 Asha S.G. Samarasingha
64 ) 1976 Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai Lenin Morais
65 ) 1976 Ran Thilaka W. Wilfred Silva
66 ) 1977 Hithuwakkarayoo Joseph Francis Lane
67 ) 1977 Sri Madara Sathischandra Edirisinghe
68 ) 1976 Adarei Man Adarei Lenin Morais
69 ) 1977 Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai Gamini Hewawitharana
70 ) 1977 Niluka K. Vencut
71 ) 1977 Chin Chin Nona J. Selvarathnam
72 ) 1981 Amme Mata Samawenna W. Wilfred Silva
73 ) 1977 Saja Syril P. Abeyrathna
74 ) 1979 Minisun Athara Minihek Joe Dev Ananda
75 ) 1979 Muwan Palassa Dharma Sri Kaldera
76 ) 1979 Rosa Mal Thunak Dharma Sri Kaldera
77 ) 1979 Akke Mata Awasara W. Wilfred Silva
78 ) 1979 Subhani S.V. Chandran
79 ) 1979 Nuwan Renu Milton Jayawardhana
80 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
81 ) 1979 Hari Pudumai S. Ramanadhan
82 ) 1980 Silva Herbert Ranjith Peiris
83 ) 1982 Miss Mallika Anton Gregory
84 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)Suwaris Roy De Silva
85 ) 1983 Sumithuro Roy De Silva
86 ) 1983 Chandi Siriya Rohini Jayakodi
87 ) 1983 Hasthi Viyaruva H.D. Premarathna
88 ) 1996 Cheriyo Darling Roy De Silva
89 ) 1989 Badulu Kochchiya Kandapola Kumarathunga
90 ) 1997 Soorayo Wedakarayo Hemasiri Sellapperuma
91 ) 1989 Nommara 17 Hemasiri Sellapperuma
92 ) 1989 Obata Rahasak Kiyannam Sunil Soma Peiris
93 ) 1989 Randenigala Sinhaya Ranjith Siriwardhana
94 ) 1990 Thanha Asha Siril Weerasingha
95 ) 1990 Dedunnen Samanaliyak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
96 ) 1990 Walavuve Hamu Gamini Nawarathna
97 ) 1990 Pem Rajadahana Dayananda Jayawardane
98 ) 1987 Yugayen Yugayata Lenin Morais
99 ) 1987 Hitha Hoda chandiya Ranjith Siriwardhana
100 ) 1987 Thaththi Man Adarei Roy De Silva
101 ) 1987 Yukthiyada Shakthiyada Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
102 ) 1987 Raja Wedakarayoo Sunil Soma Peiris
103 ) 1987 Randamwel Aleric Lionel Fernando
104 ) 1987 Obatai Priye Adare Sunil Soma Peiris
105 ) 1987 Ahinsa Malani Fonseka
106 ) 1988 Rasa Rahasak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
107 ) 1988 Gedara Budun Amma Roy De Silva
108 ) 1988 Amme Oba Nisa Anton Kingsley
109 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
110 ) 1988 Durga K.A.W. Perera
111 ) 1988 Satana Ananda Wickramasinghe
112 ) 1988 Newatha Api Ekwemu Anura De Silva
113 ) 1993 Mevila Penevi Rupe Alaric Lionel Fernando
114 ) 1991 Love In Bangkok Hemasiri Sellapperuma
115 ) 1996 Sihina Vimane Raja Kumari Upali Piyarathna
116 ) 1975 Mage Nangi Shyama M.S. Anandan
117 ) 1999 Seetha Sameere Danny W. Pathirana
118 ) 1998 Eya Obata Barai Sunil Soma Peiris
119 ) 1995 Chandiyage Putha Sunil Soma Peiris
120 ) 1994 Hello My Darlin Hemasiri Sellapperuma
121 ) 1994 Vijaya Geetha Kandapola Kumarathunga
122 ) 1994 Okkoma Hodatai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
123 ) 1994 Nohadan Landune Hemasiri Sellapperuma
124 ) 1994 Rajawanshen Ekek Hemasiri Sellapperuma
125 ) 1993 Soora Veera Chandiyoo Hemasiri Sellapperuma
126 ) 1993 Langin Giyoth Ehek Ne Hemasiri Sellapperuma
127 ) 1993 Lassanai Balanna Sunil Soma Peiris
128 ) 1993 Sandarekha Hemasiri Sellapperuma
129 ) 1993 Jeewan Malli Roy De Silva
130 ) 1993 Chaya Maya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
131 ) 1993 Yasasa Ananda Wickramasinghe
132 ) 1993 Come Or Go Chikago Dinesh Priyasad
133 ) 1993 Sasara Serisaranathek Oba Mage Ananda Wickramasinghe
134 ) 1993 Prathingya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
135 ) 1993 Sagara Thilina M.A. Gafoor
136 ) 1992 Rajek Wage Puthek Upali Piyarathna
137 ) 1992 Sinhayangeth Sinhaya Sunil Soma Peiris
138 ) 1992 Sathya Ranjith Siriwardhana
139 ) 1992 Rumathiyai Neethiyai Mu Arukgoda
140 ) 1992 Okkoma Kanapita Roy De Silva
141 ) 1992 Kiyala Wadakne Hemasiri Sellapperuma
142 ) 1992 Sinha Raja Hemasiri Sellapperuma
143 ) 1992 Chandi Rajina Sunil Soma Peiris
144 ) 1992 Malsara Doni Hemasiri Sellapperuma
145 ) 1992 Sakkara Sooththara Hemasiri Sellapperuma
146 ) 1992 Sakvithi Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
147 ) 1992 Bajar Eke Chandiya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
148 ) 1992 Ranabime Veeraya Ranjith Siriwardhana
149 ) 1991 Bambara Kalape Sena Samarasinghe
150 ) 1991 Dhanaya Ananda Wickramasinghe
151 ) 1991 Ali Baba Saha Horu Hathaliha N. Vimalasena
152 ) 1991 Cheriyo Doctor Roy De Silva
153 ) 1991 Raja Sellam Sunil Soma Peiris
154 ) 1991 Raja Kello Shirley P. Wijeratne
155 ) 1991 Obata Pamanai Adare Anton Kingsley
156 ) 1991 Sihina Ahase Vasanthe Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
157 ) 1991 Paradeesaya Dinesh Priyasad
158 ) 1991 Uthura Dakuna Hemasiri Sellapperuma
159 ) 1990 Hitha Hoda Puthek Roy De Silva
160 ) 1990 Hoda Hoda Sellam Dinesh Priyasad
161 ) 1990 Jaya Kothanada Somarathna Ramanayaka
162 ) 1986 Dinuma Sunil Soma Peiris
163 ) 1986 Jaya Apatai Sunil Soma Peiris
164 ) 1986 Prarthana Priyantha Rathnayaka
165 ) 1986 Mal Varusa K.D. Dayananda
166 ) 1985 Du Daruwo Gamini Hewawitharana
167 ) 1985 Rosy Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
168 ) 1985 Obata Divura Kiyannam Sunil Soma Peiris
169 ) 1985 Aya Waradida Oba Kiyanna W.Vilfrida Silva
170 ) 1985 Channai Kello Dennai Mu Arukgoda
171 ) 1985 Raththaran Kanda Vinsant Senavirathna
172 ) 1985 Araliya Mal Mu Arukgoda
173 ) 1985 Chalitha Rangali Mersalin S. Perera
174 ) 1984 Jaya Sikurui Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
175 ) 1984 Era Soysa Herbert Ranjith Peiris
176 ) 1984 Hadawathaka Vedana Joseph Francis Lane
177 ) 1984 Hitha Honda Kollek Roy De Silva
178 ) 1984 Kakille Rajjuruwo Tissa Nagodawithana
179 ) 1984 Thaththai Puthai Mu Arukgoda
180 ) 1983 Hithath Hodai Wedath Hodai J. Rasaratnam
181 ) 1983 Muwan Palassa III Mu Arukgoda
182 ) 1983 Sister Mary Mu Arukgoda
183 ) 1983 Manik Maliga Gamini Hewawitharana
184 ) 1983 Loku Thaththa K.D. Dayananda
185 ) 1982 Major Sir Daya Wimalaweera
186 ) 1982 Wathura Karaththaya K.A.W. Perera
187 ) 1982 Eika Diga Kathawak Sri Nihal Jayasingha
188 ) 1981 Eka Dawasak Re Amaranath Jayathilake
189 ) 1981 Kolamkarayo Tissa Nagodawithana
190 ) 1980 Mage Amma K. Vencut
191 ) 1980 Muwan Palassa II Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
192 ) 1980 Bambara Pahasa Siri Kularathna
193 ) 1976 Vasana K.A.W. Perera
194 ) 1976 Kauda Rajaa J. Selvarathnam
195 ) 1975 Ranwan Reka M.D.M. Daas
196 ) 1974 Lasanda K.A.W. Perera
197 ) 2002 Parliment Jokes Ranjan Ramanayaka
198 ) 1999 Surayahana Gini Gani Eranga Senarathna
Producer
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1974 Sureka Robin Thampoe
2 ) 1985 Chalitha Rangali Mersalin S. Perera
3 ) 1994 Okkoma Hodatai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
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Malan - Posts : 48 (Since :2009-06-30)
 
Freddie, oba nethi aduwa ape sinamawata thama piyawaganna beri una. Godak denekta oba amathakai. Eth obata adare karana minisun thawama innawa.
Relatives

Wife - Manel Chandralatha

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Son - Janesh Silva

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