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Amarasiri Kalansuriya
අමරසිරි කලංසූරිය
1940
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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
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
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
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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