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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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  • 2 Films [Main Actor]
  • 3 Films [Producer]
  • 196 Films [Actor]
  • 1 Films [Actress]
  • 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 ) 1976 Hariyata Hari William Holmes
    8 ) 1999 Kolompoor Dinesh Priyasad
    9 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
    10 ) 2001 Pissu Pusoo Sunil Soma Peiris
    11 ) 1992 Kadira
    12 ) 1978 Sithaka Suwanda S.V. Chandran
    13 ) 1974 Lasanda K.A.W. Perera
    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 Thampo
    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 Haddinnath 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 Jayawardhana
    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 Jayawardhana
    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 Jaya Sri Wey Kumariya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    149 ) 1992 Ranabime Veeraya Ranjith Siriwardhana
    150 ) 1991 Bambara Kalape Sena Samarasinghe
    151 ) 1991 Dhanaya Ananda Wickramasinghe
    152 ) 1991 Ali Baba Saha Horu Hathaliha N. Vimalasena
    153 ) 1991 Cheriyo Doctor Roy De Silva
    154 ) 1991 Raja Sellam Sunil Soma Peiris
    155 ) 1991 Raja Kello Shirley P. Wijeratne
    156 ) 1991 Obata Pamanai Adare Anton Kingsley
    157 ) 1991 Sihina Ahase Vasanthe Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    158 ) 1991 Paradeesaya Dinesh Priyasad
    159 ) 1991 Uthura Dakuna Hemasiri Sellapperuma
    160 ) 1990 Hitha Hoda Puthek Roy De Silva
    161 ) 1990 Hoda Hoda Sellam Dinesh Priyasad
    162 ) 1990 Jaya Kothanada Somarathna Ramanayaka
    163 ) 1986 Dinuma Sunil Soma Peiris
    164 ) 1986 Jaya Apatai Sunil Soma Peiris
    165 ) 1986 Prarthana Priyantha Rathnayaka
    166 ) 1986 Mal Varusa K.D. Dayananda
    167 ) 1985 Du Daruwo Gamini Hewawitharana
    168 ) 1985 Rosy Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    169 ) 1985 Obata Divura Kiyannam Sunil Soma Peiris
    170 ) 1985 Aya Waradida Oba Kiyanna W.Vilfrida Silva
    171 ) 1985 Channai Kello Dennai Mu Arukgoda
    172 ) 1985 Raththaran Kanda Vinsant Senavirathna
    173 ) 1985 Araliya Mal Mu Arukgoda
    174 ) 1985 Chalitha Rangali Mersalin S. Perera
    175 ) 1984 Jaya Sikurui Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    176 ) 1984 Era Soysa Herbert Ranjith Peiris
    177 ) 1984 Hadawathaka Vedana Joseph Francis Lane
    178 ) 1984 Hitha Honda Kollek Roy De Silva
    179 ) 1984 Kakille Rajjuruwo Tissa Nagodawithana
    180 ) 1984 Thaththai Puthai Mu Arukgoda
    181 ) 1983 Hithath Hodai Wedath Hodai J. Rasaratnam
    182 ) 1983 Muwan Palassa III Mu Arukgoda
    183 ) 1983 Sister Mary Mu Arukgoda
    184 ) 1983 Manik Maliga Gamini Hewawitharana
    185 ) 1983 Loku Thaththa K.D. Dayananda
    186 ) 1982 Major Sir Daya Wimalaweera
    187 ) 1982 Wathura Karaththaya K.A.W. Perera
    188 ) 1982 Eika Diga Kathawak Sri Nihal Jayasingha
    189 ) 1981 Eka Dawasak Re Amaranath Jayathilake
    190 ) 1981 Kolamkarayo Tissa Nagodawithana
    191 ) 1980 Mage Amma K. Vencut
    192 ) 1980 Muwan Palassa II Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
    193 ) 1980 Bambara Pahasa Siri Kularathna
    194 ) 1976 Vasana K.A.W. Perera
    195 ) 1976 Kauda Rajaa J. Selvarathnam
    196 ) 1975 Ranwan Reka M.D.M. Daas
    197 ) 2002 Parliment Jokes Ranjan Ramanayaka
    198 ) 1999 Surayahana Gini Gani Eranga Senarathna
    Producer
    No Year Name Character Director
    1 ) 1974 Sureka Robin Thampo
    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.
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