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Freddie Silva
ෆ්‍රෙඩී සිල්වා
1938 - 2001
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SUMMARY

 
NATIONAL AWARDS

1 Merit Award

4th Presidential Award 1982
Anjaana

2 Merit Award

8th Presidential Award 1986
Chalitha Rangali

3 "Ranathisara" Award

17th Sarasaviya Awards - 1989

4 Famous Actor

19th Sarasaviya Awards - 1991

5 Best Performance Award

25th Sarasaviya Awards - 1998
Manamohini

6 Best Comedy ActorEddy Jayamanna Award

13th Presidential Award 2000
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Suhada Sohoyuro
Actor
1963
2Sepatha Soya
Actor
1965
3Seethala Wathura
Actor
1966
4Mahadena Muththa
Actor
1966
5Paara Walalu
Actor
1969
6Ohoma Hodada
Actor
1970
7Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo
Actor
1971
8Sujeewa
Actor
1972
9Hathdinnath Tharu
Actor
1973
10Sunethra
Actor
1973
11Dahakin Ekek
Actor
1973
12Hondata Hondai
Actor
1973
13Duleeka
Actor
1974
14Kasthuri Suwanda
Actor
1974
15Dinum Kanuwa
Actor
1974
16Sheela
Actor
1974
17Sihasuna
Actor
1974
18Shanthi
Actor
1974
19Lasanda
Actor
1974
20Jeewana Ganga
Actor
1974
21Obai Mamai
Actor
1975
22Sukiri Kella
Actor
1975
23Mage Nangi Shyama
Actor
1975
24Ranwan Reka
Actor
1975
25Rajagedara Paraviyo
Actor
1975
26Sadhana
Actor
1975
27Kauda Raja
Actor
1976
28Wasana
Actor
1976
29Kolamba Sanniya
Actor
1976
30Haaratha Hathara
Actor
1976
31Asha
Actor
1976
32Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai
Actor
1976
33Hariyata Hari
Actor
1976
34Adarei Man Adarei
Actor
1976
35Ran Thilaka
Actor
1976
36Hithuwakkarayo
Actor
1977
37Sri Madara
Actor
1977
38Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai
Actor
1977
39Niluka
Actor
1977
40Chin Chin Nona
Actor
1977
41Saja
Actor
1977
42Maruwa Samaga Vase
Actor
1977
43Tom Pachaya
Actor
1977
44Sithaka Suwanda
Actor
1978
45Maduwanthi
Actor
1978
46Siripathula
Actor
1978
47Apsara
Actor
1978
48Deepanjali
Actor
1978
49Sasara
Actor
1978
50Samanmalee
Actor
1979
51Minisun Athara Minihek
Actor
1979
52Muwan Palassa
Actor
1979
53Rosa Mal Thunak
Actor
1979
54Akke Mata Awasara
Actor
1979
55Subhani
Actor
1979
56Nuwan Renu
Actor
1979
57Visihathara Peya
Actor
1979
58Hari Pudumai
Actor
1979
59Silva
Actor
1980
60Aadara Rathne
Actor
1980
61Bambara Pahasa
Actor
1980
62Muwan Palassa II
Actor
1980
63Mage Amma
Actor
1980
64Kolamkarayo
Actor
1981
65Eka Dawasak Re
Actor
1981
66Amme Mata Samawenna
Actor
1981
67Geethika
Actor
1981
68Anjaana
Actor
1981
69Eka Diga Kathawak
Actor
1982
70Wathura Karaththaya
Actor
1982
71Major Sir
Actor
1982
72Miss Mallika
Actor
1982
73Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)
Actor
1982
74Sumithuro
Actor
1983
75Chandi Siriya
Actor
1983
76Hasthi Viyaruva
Actor
1983
77Manik Maliga
Actor
1983
78Loku Thaththa
Actor
1983
79Sister Mary
Actor
1983
80Muwan Palassa III
Actor
1983
81Hithath Hodai Wedath Hodai
Actor
1983
82Thaththai Puthai
Actor
1984
83Kakille Rajjuruwo
Actor
1984
84Hitha Honda Kollek
Actor
1984
85Hadawathaka Vedana
Actor
1984
86Ara Soysa
Actor
1984
87Jaya Sikurui
Actor
1984
88Chalitha Rangali
Actor
1985
89Araliya Mal
Actor
1985
90Raththaran Kanda
Actor
1985
91Channai Kello Dennai
Actor
1985
92Aya Waradida Oba Kiyanna
Actor
1985
93Obata Divura Kiyannam
Actor
1985
94Rosy
Actor
1985
95Du Daruwo
Actor
1985
96Mal Varusa
Actor
1986
97Prarthana
Actor
1986
98Jaya Apatai
Actor
1986
99Dinuma
Actor
1986
100Yugayen Yugayata
Actor
1987
101Hitha Honda Chandiya
Actor
1987
102Thaththi Man Adarei
Actor
1987
103Yukthiyada Shakthiyada
Actor
1987
104Raja Wedakarayoo
Actor
1987
105Randamwel
Actor
1987
106Obatai Priye Adare
Actor
1987
107Ahinsa
Actor
1987
108Rasa Rahasak
Actor
1988
109Chandingeth Chandiya
Actor
1988
110Gedara Budun Amma
Actor
1988
111Amme Oba Nisa
Actor
1988
112Angulimala
Actor
1988
113Newa Gilunath Bandchun
Actor
1988
114Durga
Actor
1988
115Satana
Actor
1988
116Newatha Api Ekwemu
Actor
1988
117Mamai Raja
Actor
1989
118Badulu Kochchiya
Actor
1989
119Nommara 17
Actor
1989
120Obata Rahasak Kiyannam
Actor
1989
121Randenigala Sinhaya
Actor
1989
122Dese Mal Pipila
Actor
1990
123Thanha Asha
Actor
1990
124Dedunnen Samanaliyak
Actor
1990
125Sambudu Mahima
Main Actor
1990
126Walavuve Hamu
Actor
1990
127Pem Rajadahana
Actor
1990
128Jaya Kothanada
Actor
1990
129Hoda Hoda Sellam
Actor
1990
130Hitha Hoda Puthek
Actor
1990
131Uthura Dakuna
Actor
1991
132Paradeesaya
Actor
1991
133Sihina Ahase Vasanthe
Actor
1991
134Obata Pamanai Adare
Actor
1991
135Raja Kello
Actor
1991
136Raja Sellam
Actor
1991
137Love In Bangkok
Actor
1991
138Cheriyo Doctor
Actor
1991
139Ali Baba Saha Horu Hathaliha
Actor
1991
140Dhanaya
Actor
1991
141Bambara Kalape
Actor
1991
142Ranabime Veeraya
Actor
1992
143Jaya Sri Wey Kumariya
Actor
1992
144Bajar Eke Chandiya
Actor
1992
145Sakvithi Raja
Actor
1992
146Sakkara Sooththara
Actor
1992
147Malsara Doni
Actor
1992
148Chandi Rajina
Actor
1992
149Sinha Raja
Actor
1992
150Kiyala Wadakne
Actor
1992
151Okkoma Kanapita
Actor
1992
152Rumathiyai Neethiyai
Actor
1992
153Sathya
Actor
1992
154Kadira
Actor
1992
155Sinhayangeth Sinhaya
Actor
1992
156Rajek Wage Puthek
Actor
1992
157Sajant Nallathambi
Actor
1993
158Sagara Thilina
Actor
1993
159Prathingya
Actor
1993
160Sasara Serisaranathek Oba Mage
Actor
1993
161Mevila Penevi Rupe
Actor
1993
162Surayan Athara Veeraya
Actor
1993
163Come Or Go Chikago
Actor
1993
164Yasasa
Actor
1993
165Chaya Maya
Actor
1993
166Jeewan Malli
Actor
1993
167Sandarekha
Actor
1993
168Lassanai Balanna
Actor
1993
169Langin Giyoth Ehek Ne
Actor
1993
170Juriya Mamai
Actor
1993
171Soora Veera Chandiyoo
Actor
1993
172Rajawanshen Ekek
Actor
1994
173Nohadan Landune
Actor
1994
174Okkoma Hodatai
Actor
1994
175Vijaya Geetha
Actor
1994
176Hallo My Darlin
Actor
1994
177Cheriyo Captain
Actor
1995
178Inspector Geetha
Actor
1995
179Pudumai Eth Aththai
Actor
1995
180Vairayen Vairaya
Actor
1995
181Chandiyage Putha
Actor
1995
182Body Guard
Actor
1996
183Sura Daruwo
Actor
1996
184Manamohini
Actor
1996
185Sabe Mithura
Actor
1996
186Sihina Vimane Raja Kumari
Actor
1996
187Cheriyo Darling
Actor
1996
188Soorayo Wedakarayo
Actor
1997
189Ragaye Unusuma
Actor
1997
190Eya Obata Barai
Actor
1998
191Surayahana Gini Gani
Actress
1999
192Kolompoor
Actor
1999
193Seetha Sameere
Actor
1999
194Oba Koheda Priye
Actor
2001
195Pissu Pusoo
Actor
2001
196Jolly Halo
Main Actor
2001
197Parliment Jokes
Actor
2002
198Pissu Double
Actor
2002

AS CREW MEMBER

1Sureka
Producer
1974
2Chalitha Rangali
Producer
1985
3Okkoma Hodatai
Producer
1994

AS SONG CREW

1Suhada Sohoyuro
  • Vocalists - Diya Rella Werale
1963
2Love In Bangkok
  • Vocalists - Devi Mage
1991
BIOGRAPHY

Freddy Silva (1938–2001) 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.

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 2001.

FAMILY


Freddie Silva was a father of two children from his first marriage of Kamala Silva, his son Janesh Silva, was also an actor and a singer. Freddie's daughter Chandani Silva is a singer and actress. She is currently working to keep his father and brother's legacy. From his second marriage with Chintha Herath, he has one son Prageeth Silva.

Janesh Silva was born on 26 January 1962 and attended to Carey College for studies. He was married to Hemamala and they have one son Janith Silva. He died on June 10, 2012 while he was taking medical treatments for cancer. Janesh Silva is known as a comedian that acted in 10+ films.

 
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