Fans : 2 Freddie Silva - ෆ්‍රෙඩී සිල්වා ( 1938 -

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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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 ) 1973 Hondata Hondai J. Selvarathnam
4 ) 1976 Kauda Rajaa J. Rasaratnam
5 ) 1981 Geethika Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
6 ) 1988 Newa Gilunath Bandchun Hemasiri Sellapperuma
7 ) 1989 Mamai Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
8 ) 2001 Oba Koheda Priye Hemasiri Sellapperuma
9 ) 1992 Jaya Sri Wey Kumariya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
10 ) 1976 Hariyata Hari William Holmes
11 ) 1999 Kolompoor Dinesh Priyasad
12 ) 1976 Kolamba Sanniya Manik Sandra Sagara
13 ) 2001 Pissu Pusoo Sunil Soma Peiris
14 ) 1992 Kadira
15 ) 1978 Sithaka Suwanda S.V. Chandran
16 ) 1990 Dese Mal Pipila W. Wilfred Silva
17 ) 1993 Juriya Mamai Luvi Vandastratan
18 ) 1997 Ragaye Unusuma Karu Disanayaka
19 ) 1988 Chandingeth Chandiya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
20 ) 1963 Suhada Sohoyuro K.A.W. Perera
21 ) 1965 Sepatha Soya Ahamad Kamur
22 ) 1966 Seethala Wathura Dharma Sri Kaldera
23 ) 1966 Mahadena Muththa Robin Thampoe
24 ) 1969 Paara Walalu Sudath Maskorala
25 ) 1970 Ohoma Hodada J. Selvarathnam
26 ) 1971 Samanala Kumariyo samaga Api Kawadath Soorayo Wimaladasa Perera
27 ) 1972 Sujeewa Joe Dev Ananda
28 ) 1993 Sajant Nallathambi Ananda Wickramasinghe
29 ) 1973 Hathdinnath Tharu Pathiraja L.S.Dayananda
30 ) 1973 Sunethra Joe Dev Ananda
31 ) 1973 Dahakin Ekak Meril Albert
32 ) 1974 Duleeka K.A.W. Perera
33 ) 1974 Kasthuri Suwanda Sena Samarasinghe
34 ) 1974 Dinum Kanuwa Ranjith Perera
35 ) 1974 Sheela K.wenkat
36 ) 1974 Sihasuna Titus Totawatte
37 ) 1974 Shanthi Vilfrad Silva
38 ) 1974 Jeewana Ganga Dayananda Rodrigo
39 ) 1975 Obai Mamai Joe Dev Ananda
40 ) 1977 Maruwa Samaga Vase Titus Totawatte
41 ) 1975 Sukiri Kella Joe Dev Ananda
42 ) 1993 Surayan Athara Veeraya Roy De Silva
43 ) 1980 Aadara RathneBudinis (Student) K.A.W. Perera
44 ) 1975 Sadhana S. Ramanadhan
45 ) 2002 Pissu Double Sudesh Wasantha Pieris
46 ) 1978 Sasara K.A.W. Perera
47 ) 1995 Inspector Geetha Kusumchandra Gamage
48 ) 1995 Pudumai Eth Aththai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
49 ) 1995 Vairayen Vairaya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
50 ) 1981 Anjaana Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
51 ) 1977 Tom Pachaya Roy De Silva
52 ) 1995 Cheriyo Captain Roy De Silva
53 ) 1978 Maduwanthi Milton Jayawardhana
54 ) 1978 Siripathula K.wenkat
55 ) 1978 Apsara J. Selvarathnam
56 ) 1978 Deepanjali Darmasri Kaldera
57 ) 1996 Body Guard Upali Piyarathna
58 ) 1996 Sura Daruwo Siril Weerasingha
59 ) 1996 Manamohini Hemasiri Sellapperuma
60 ) 1996 Sabe Mithura Sherly P.Wijerathna
61 ) 1979 Samanmalee Dayananda Jayawardane
62 ) 1975 Rajagedara Paraviyo W.A.B. De Silva
63 ) 1976 Haaratha Hathara M.S. Kumar
64 ) 1976 Asha S.G. Samarasingha
65 ) 1976 Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai Lenin Morais
66 ) 1976 Ran Thilaka W. Wilfred Silva
67 ) 1977 Hithuwakkarayoo Joseph Francis Lane
68 ) 1977 Sri Madara Sathischandra Edirisinghe
69 ) 1976 Adarei Man Adarei Lenin Morais
70 ) 1977 Hariyanakota Ohoma Thamai Gamini Hewawitharana
71 ) 1977 Niluka K. Vencut
72 ) 1977 Chin Chin Nona J. Selvarathnam
73 ) 1981 Amme Mata Samawenna W. Wilfred Silva
74 ) 1977 Saja Syril P. Abeyrathna
75 ) 1979 Minisun Athara Minihek Joe Dev Ananda
76 ) 1979 Muwan Palassa Dharma Sri Kaldera
77 ) 1979 Rosa Mal Thunak Dharma Sri Kaldera
78 ) 1979 Akke Mata Awasara W. Wilfred Silva
79 ) 1979 Subhani S.V. Chandran
80 ) 1979 Nuwan Renu Milton Jayawardhana
81 ) 1979 Visihathara Peya Densil P.Abewardana
82 ) 1979 Hari Pudumai S. Ramanadhan
83 ) 1980 Silva Herbert Ranjith Peiris
84 ) 1982 Miss Mallika Anton Gregory
85 ) 1982 Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)Suwaris Roy De Silva
86 ) 1983 Sumithuro Roy De Silva
87 ) 1983 Chandi Siriya Rohini Jayakodi
88 ) 1983 Hasthi Viyaruva H.D. Premarathna
89 ) 1996 Cheriyo Darling Roy De Silva
90 ) 1989 Badulu Kochchiya Kandapola Kumarathunga
91 ) 1997 Soorayo Wedakarayo Hemasiri Sellapperuma
92 ) 1989 Nommara 17 Hemasiri Sellapperuma
93 ) 1989 Obata Rahasak Kiyannam Sunil Soma Peiris
94 ) 1989 Randenigala Sinhaya Ranjith Siriwardhana
95 ) 1990 Thanha Asha Siril Weerasingha
96 ) 1990 Dedunnen Samanaliyak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
97 ) 1990 Walavuve Hamu Gamini Nawarathna
98 ) 1990 Pem Rajadahana Dayananda Jayawardane
99 ) 1987 Yugayen Yugayata Lenin Morais
100 ) 1987 Hitha Hoda chandiya Ranjith Siriwardhana
101 ) 1987 Thaththi Man Adarei Roy De Silva
102 ) 1987 Yukthiyada Shakthiyada Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
103 ) 1987 Raja Wedakarayoo Sunil Soma Peiris
104 ) 1987 Randamwel Aleric Lionel Fernando
105 ) 1987 Obatai Priye Adare Sunil Soma Peiris
106 ) 1987 Ahinsa Malani Fonseka
107 ) 1988 Rasa Rahasak Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
108 ) 1988 Gedara Budun Amma Roy De Silva
109 ) 1988 Amme Oba Nisa Anton Kingsley
110 ) 1988 Angulimala Baptist Fernando
111 ) 1988 Durga K.A.W. Perera
112 ) 1988 Satana Ananda Wickramasinghe
113 ) 1988 Newatha Api Ekwemu Anura De Silva
114 ) 1993 Mevila Penevi Rupe Alaric Lionel Fernando
115 ) 1991 Love In Bangkok Hemasiri Sellapperuma
116 ) 1996 Sihina Vimane Raja Kumari Upali Piyarathna
117 ) 1975 Mage Nangi Shyama M.S. Anandan
118 ) 1999 Seetha Sameere Danny W. Pathirana
119 ) 1998 Eya Obata Barai Sunil Soma Peiris
120 ) 1995 Chandiyage Putha Sunil Soma Peiris
121 ) 1994 Hello My Darlin Hemasiri Sellapperuma
122 ) 1994 Vijaya Geetha Kandapola Kumarathunga
123 ) 1994 Okkoma Hodatai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
124 ) 1994 Nohadan Landune Hemasiri Sellapperuma
125 ) 1994 Rajawanshen Ekek Hemasiri Sellapperuma
126 ) 1993 Soora Veera Chandiyoo Hemasiri Sellapperuma
127 ) 1993 Langin Giyoth Ehek Ne Hemasiri Sellapperuma
128 ) 1993 Lassanai Balanna Sunil Soma Peiris
129 ) 1993 Sandarekha Hemasiri Sellapperuma
130 ) 1993 Jeewan Malli Roy De Silva
131 ) 1993 Chaya Maya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
132 ) 1993 Yasasa Ananda Wickramasinghe
133 ) 1993 Come Or Go Chikago Dinesh Priyasad
134 ) 1993 Sasara Serisaranathek Oba Mage Ananda Wickramasinghe
135 ) 1993 Prathingya Yasapalitha Nanayakkara
136 ) 1993 Sagara Thilina M.A. Gafoor
137 ) 1992 Rajek Wage Puthek Upali Piyarathna
138 ) 1992 Sinhayangeth Sinhaya Sunil Soma Peiris
139 ) 1992 Sathya Ranjith Siriwardhana
140 ) 1992 Rumathiyai Neethiyai Mu Arukgoda
141 ) 1992 Okkoma Kanapita Roy De Silva
142 ) 1992 Kiyala Wadakne Hemasiri Sellapperuma
143 ) 1992 Sinha Raja Hemasiri Sellapperuma
144 ) 1992 Chandi Rajina Sunil Soma Peiris
145 ) 1992 Malsara Doni Hemasiri Sellapperuma
146 ) 1992 Sakkara Sooththara Hemasiri Sellapperuma
147 ) 1992 Sakvithi Raja Sunil Soma Peiris
148 ) 1992 Bajar Eke Chandiya Hemasiri Sellapperuma
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 ) 1975 Ranwan Reka M.D.M. Daas
196 ) 1974 Lasanda K.A.W. Perera
197 ) 2002 Parliment Jokes Ranjan Ramanayaka
198 ) 1999 Surayahana Gini Gani Eranga Senarathna
Producer
No Year Name Character Director
1 ) 1974 Sureka Robin Thampoe
2 ) 1985 Chalitha Rangali Mersalin S. Perera
3 ) 1994 Okkoma Hodatai Hemasiri Sellapperuma
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Wife - Manel Chandralatha

Son - Janesh Silva

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