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Amarasiri Kalansuriya
අමරසිරි කලංසූරිය
1940
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Amarasiri Kalansuriya අමරසිරි කලංසූරිය
Amarasiri Kalansuriya
  • Birthday : 1940 September 20
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    NATIONAL AWARDS

    1 නව පරපුරේ චරිතාංග දක්ෂතා

    4th Deepashika Award Ceremony 1974

    2 Best Actor

    7th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1975
    Ahas Gauwa

    3 Merit Award

    3rd Presidential Award 1981
    Parithyaga

    4 Best Supporting Actor

    11th Sarasaviya Awards - 1983
    Yasa Isuru

    5 Best Supporting Actor

    9th Presidential Award 1987
    Puja

    6 Best Supporting Actor

    15th Sarasaviya Awards - 1987
    Puja

    7 Derana Lifetime Award

    7th Derana Film Awards 2019
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Reyath Dawalath [ 16mm ]
    Main Actor
    1969
    2Hanthane Kathawa
    Actor
    1969
    3Akkara Paha
    Actor
    1970
    4Nim Walalla
    Actor
    1970
    5Ahas Gauwa
    Actor
    1974
    6Tharanga
    Actor
    1975
    7Bambaru Awith
    Actor
    1978
    8Apeksha
    Main Actor
    1978
    9Anupama
    Actor
    1978
    10Podi Malli
    Actor
    1979
    11Kanchana
    Actor
    1980
    12Parithyaga
    Actor
    1980
    13Sinhabahu
    Actor
    1980
    14Vajira
    Main Actor
    1981
    15Sagarayak Meda
    Actor
    1981
    16Yasa Isuru
    Actor
    1982
    17Sakvithi Suvaya
    Actor
    1982
    18Sakvithi Suvaya
    Actor
    1982
    19Pradeepaa
    Main Actor
    1982
    20Samanala Sihina
    Actor
    1983
    21Welle Thenu Maliga
    Actor
    1984
    22Rajina
    Actor
    1985
    23Rajina
    Main Actor
    1985
    24Doringe Sayanaya
    Actor
    1985
    25Doringe Sayanaya
    Actor
    1985
    26Mal Varusa
    Actor
    1986
    27Mal Varusa
    Actor
    1986
    28Athuru Mithuru
    Main Actor
    1986
    29Puja
    Actor
    1986
    30Puja
    Actor
    1986
    31Podi Vijey
    Main Actor
    1987
    32Pem Rajadahana
    Actor
    1990
    33Dolosmahe Pahana
    Actor
    1991
    34Dolosmahe Pahana
    Actor
    1991
    35Ambu Samiyo
    Actor
    1994
    36Ahas Maliga
    Actor
    1994
    37150 Mulleriyawa
    Actor
    1994
    38150 Mulleriyawa
    Actor
    1994
    39Diya Yata Gindara
    Actor
    2004
    40Rosa Mal Sayanaya
    Actor
    2009
    41Que Sera
    Actor
    2014
    42Hero Nero
    Actor
    2016
    43Hima Tharaka
    Actor
    2017

    UPCOMING

    1Kumaru Chaththa Manawaka
    Actor
    2Abhisheka
    Main Actor
    BIOGRAPHY

    Amarasiri Kalansuriya, popularly known as Kalan (born September 20, 1940), is a Sri Lankan film actor. Kalansuriya made his first film appearance alongside Vijaya Kumaratunga in Hanthana Kathawa. His next film Ahas Gauwa won him a best actor award in 1974. He was born in Kandy, and is an alumnus of Dharmaraja College.

    EARLY LIFE

    Kalansuriya was born in Sri Lanka to Kalansuriya Francis Appuhami and Bengamuwa Arachchige Podi Hamine. Kalansuriya started his school career with Kiribathkumbura Sri Swarnajothi School and then attended to Dharmaraja College in Kandy.

    Kalansuriya began his career life from the Agricultural Department in Mahiyanganaya as a minor worker. After that he worked as a lance corporal in Sri Lankan Army for six years. Then worked in Mallika Studio in Mahanuwara and then he worked in Mahanuwara Lion Cafe.

    After a quarrel with a boss he vowed to not work under anyone and went off to pursue less strict work. In this pursuit he saved up Rs. 300 and started a small business selling clothes in Kegalle and Peradeniya. Successful he moved up into tailoring and owned two tailor shops. Here he got the chance to make clothes for the army and rub shoulders with rising political figures like Lalith Athulathmudali.

    ACTING CAREER

    Kalansuriya accepted an invitation from H. D. Premaratne to star in the film Apeksha in 1978. His second film after the hiatus, Parithyagaya, won him more awards from OCIC and Sarasaviya. He won Best Supporting Actor for Puja in Presidential Award in 1986. Kalanasuriya had a leading role in the first television serial made in Sri Lanka, Dimuthu Muthu directed by D. B. Nihalsinghe. After another hiatus, Kalansuriya returned to film with Shilpa Denumena in 2001.Directed by Rodney Widanapathirana

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