SUMMARYPHOTOS
H.R. Jothipala
එච් ආර් ජෝතිපාල
1936 - 1987
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SUMMARY

NATIONAL AWARDS

1Favourite Singer 48,224
3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972
2Best Singer - Male Song : Me Jeevanaye
1st Sarasaviya-Janatha Award Ceremony 1976
Onna Babo Billo Enawa
3Best Singer - Male Song : Sara Sande
11th Sarasaviya Awards - 1983
Mihidum Sihina
4Best Singer - Male Song : Palu Susane
14th Sarasaviya Awards - 1986
Obata Divura Kiyannam
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Daskama
Actor
1958
2Sudu Sande Kalu Wala
Actor
1963
3Sulalitha Sobani
Actor
1964
4Sithaka Mahima
Actor
1964
5Athulveema Thahanam
Main Actor
1966
6Pinibindu
Actor
1968
7Amathikama
Actor
1968
8Pravesam Vanna
Actor
1969
9Geetha
Actor
1970
10Dewena Pipasaya
Actor
1971
11Abhirahasa
Actor
1971
12Sahanaya
Actor
1972
13Sujeewa
Actor
1972
14Lokuma Hinawa
Actor
1972
15Ihatha Athmaya
Actor
1972
16Sunethra
Actor
1973
17Dinum Kanuwa
Actor
1974
18Shanthi
Actor
1974
19Sahayata Dani
Actor
1974
20Obai Mamai
Actor
1975
21Sukiri Kella
Actor
1975
22Mage Nangi Shyama
Actor
1975
23Ranwan Reka
Actor
1975
24Jeewana Geethaya
Actor
1975
25Damayanthi
Actor
1975
26Sadhana
Actor
1975
27Nayana
Actor
1976
28Sikuru Dasawa
Actor
1977
29Sally
Actor
1978
30Thana Giravee
Actor
1982
31Sumithuro
Main Actor
1983
32Bonikka
Actor
1983
33Kiri Madu Wel
Actor
1985

AS CREW MEMBER

1Sumithuro
Producer
1983

AS SONG CREW

1Surathali
  • Vocalists - Pudumayeki Loke
  • Vocalists - Siriyame Saaraa
  • Vocalists - Aloke Deya Maa hade
1956
2Deyyange Rate
  • Vocalists - Seetha Sunil Diya Dahara
1958
3Daskama
  • Vocalists - Wasanaawa Padevi
1958
4Vanamohini
  • Vocalists - Kola kada kada boruwata denawa
  • Vocalists - Dan Paddei Peralei
1958
5Awishwasaya
  • Vocalists - Ma Sithe Prithi Dun Sada
  • Vocalists - Me Lowa Ai Me
1959
6Sri 296
  • Vocalists - Man Awa Man Awa
  • Vocalists - Doiya Ganee Ma Kiri Katiya
1959
7Gehanu Geta
  • Vocalists - Aale Mihira Penna
1959
8Subhadra
  • Vocalists - Me Deepa Sinhale Ape
  • Vocalists - Prane Pudannam Kiya
1960
9Sandeshaya
  • Vocalists - Purthugreesikaraya
1960
10Nalagana
  • Vocalists - Pani Wahena Katha
1960
11Suvinitha Lalani
  • Vocalists - Pem Ginna Awilei
  • Vocalists - Nihandai Gammanaya
  • Vocalists - Suhada Madura Preme
1961
12Ganthera
  • Vocalists - warev Awadi Wee
  • Vocalists - Mahasen Walagamba
  • Vocalists - Waththe ihala Indan
1961
13Sansare
  • Vocalists - Latha Wenen Mokada Ane
  • Vocalists - Hina Wenne Ai Me
1962
14Suhada Divi Piduma
  • Vocalists - Jeewanaye Adaraye
  • Vocalists - Ma Pathu De Ko
1962
15Sudu Sande Kalu Wala
  • Vocalists - Asawa Hithila Ma Daatha
  • Vocalists - Ma Langa Hinahi Innawanam
  • Vocalists - Nositha Nobala Aido
  • Vocalists - Denna Eka Sirure
1963
16Deepasika
  • Vocalists - Me Mosam Mada Sulanga
  • Vocalists - Preme Deepashika
1963
17Kala Kala De Pala Pala De
  • Vocalists - Thibune Satha Panahak
  • Vocalists - Nane yanne Oya Damala
1964
18Sulalitha Sobani
  • Vocalists - Lanka Manige Puththu Thamai Api
  • Vocalists - Hire Na Sure Na
  • Vocalists - Dan Pin Gena Katha Karai
  • Vocalists - Aawa man Ipaduna
1964
19Samiya Birindage Deviyaya
  • Vocalists - Kothana Sitiyath Oba
1964
20Samajaye Api Okkoma Samanai
  • Vocalists - labadenna Preme Obage
  • Vocalists - Loke Lassana Piyakaru De Na
  • Vocalists - Ekamuthu Vi Api Peratama Aawa
1964
21Edath Suraya Adath Suraya
  • Vocalists - Koi yanne inga nalawaala
1972
22Sakunthala
  • Vocalists - Adara love adare kale
1977
23Anjaana
  • Vocalists - Anantha Neth Belme Dedena
1981
24Bambara Patikki
  • Vocalists - Me ahalla ahalla ape thale
1984
25Salambak Handai
  • Vocalists - Akase Chandravo
  • Vocalists - Jim Jin Thana Thana
1991
26Hallo My Darlin
  • Vocalists - Tharunayek jaya mangale
1994
BIOGRAPHY

Hettiarachchige Reginald Jothipala (February 12, 1936 – July 7, 1987) was a prolific playback singer in the Sinhala cinema. Jothipala rendered his voice to all classes of actors ranging from Eddie Jayamanne, Ananda Jayaratne, Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaratunga, Sanath Gunathilaka, Ravindra Randeniya and several others of young generation stars like Damith Fonseka, Lal Weerasinghe and other newcomers.

Personal life
Jothipala was born the first child of a middle-class family from Southern Sri Lanka.[1] He attended St. Lawrence College in Maradana and St. John’s College in Dematagoda. Jothipala would visit tea kiosks during this period to hear music as his family didn't own a radio.

Jothipala made his debut as a playback singer on Cyril P. Abeyratne's Surathalee singing, "Siriyame Sara," in 1956.[3] Prior to this he had recorded a song for the late Sirisena Wimalaweera's Podi Putha. This song didn't make the final cut, as the Indian film composer on the film didn't consider Jothipala's voice good enough.

Jothi has said that he contemplated taking his life when he went with his friends to watch Podi Putha and found out that his song was not included. Later when Surathalee producer Jabir A. Cader wanted to hear one of his songs to consider him for the film, Jothipala almost passed on the offer as he did not possess enough money to cut a record. He was helped out by veteran musician Stanley Omar who financed him for the sum of 35 rupees – a large amount at the time. Jothipala's song on the film, "Siriyame Sara," still remains popular in Sri Lanka. He sang the popular number under the direction of T.R. Papa at Wahini Studio in India.

Jothipala has worked with many reputed directors of Sri Lanka. In the early stages of his prolific career, Jothipala got the chance to work with prolific film maker, Lester James Peries on the movie Sandeshaya. Jothipala sang the song "Puruthugeesikara" for the film, which was composed by the legendary Sunil Santha and written by veteran lyricist Arisen Ahubudu.

Success Jothipala was the undisputed choice in films that were made in the late sixties and through the seventies, the period during which he also began to act. Though Jothi was criticized for singing to the tunes of popular Hindi songs he also sang under the batons of Pandit W.D. Amaradewa, P.V. Nandasiri, Premasiri Kehmadasa, Sarath Dassanayake and Milton Mallawarachchi.

He sang in hundreds of films including popular hits like Kasthuri Suwanda, Thushara, Sweeep Ticket, Hitha Honda Minihek, Kawuda Raja, Hondata Hondai, Wasana, Sangeetha and others. The award-winning singer also played some memorable roles in films including Ethulweema Thahanam, Sulalitha Sobani, Sujeewa, Sukiri Kella, Abirahasa, Bonikka, Shanthi and his own production Sumithuro.

In the music scene, no musical show was complete without Jothi in the seventies and eighties. Jothipala died in the first week of July in 1987.
 
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