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Freddie Silva
ෆ්‍රෙඩී සිල්වා
1938 - 2001
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Freddie Silva ෆ්‍රෙඩී සිල්වා
Halpeliyanage Morris Joseph de Silva
  • Birthday : 1938 May 18
  • Died : 2001 October 29
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    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
    Mana Mohini

    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
    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
    66Senasuma
    Actor
    1981
    67Amme Mata Samawenna
    Actor
    1981
    68Geethika
    Actor
    1981
    69Anjaana
    Actor
    1981
    70Eka Diga Kathawak
    Actor
    1982
    71Wathura Karaththaya
    Actor
    1982
    72Major Sir
    Actor
    1982
    73Miss Mallika
    Actor
    1982
    74Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)
    Actor
    1982
    75Sumithuro
    Actor
    1983
    76Chandi Siriya
    Actor
    1983
    77Hasthi Viyaruva
    Actor
    1983
    78Manik Maliga
    Actor
    1983
    79Loku Thaththa
    Actor
    1983
    80Sister Mary
    Actor
    1983
    81Muwan Palassa III
    Actor
    1983
    82Hithath Hodai Wedath Hodai
    Actor
    1983
    83Thaththai Puthai
    Actor
    1984
    84Kakille Rajjuruwo
    Actor
    1984
    85Hitha Honda Kollek
    Actor
    1984
    86Hadawathaka Vedana
    Actor
    1984
    87Ara Soysa
    Actor
    1984
    88Jaya Sikurui
    Actor
    1984
    89Chalitha Rangali
    Actor
    1985
    90Araliya Mal
    Actor
    1985
    91Raththaran Kanda
    Actor
    1985
    92Channai Kello Dennai
    Actor
    1985
    93Aya Waradida Oba Kiyanna
    Actor
    1985
    94Obata Divura Kiyannam
    Actor
    1985
    95Rosy
    Actor
    1985
    96Du Daruwo
    Actor
    1985
    97Mal Varusa
    Actor
    1986
    98Prarthana
    Actor
    1986
    99Jaya Apatai
    Actor
    1986
    100Dinuma
    Actor
    1986
    101Yugayen Yugayata
    Actor
    1987
    102Hitha Honda Chandiya
    Actor
    1987
    103Thaththi Man Adarei
    Actor
    1987
    104Yukthiyada Shakthiyada
    Actor
    1987
    105Raja Wedakarayo
    Actor
    1987
    106Randamwel
    Actor
    1987
    107Obatai Priye Adare
    Actor
    1987
    108Ahinsa
    Actor
    1987
    109Rasa Rahasak
    Actor
    1988
    110Chandingeth Chandiya
    Actor
    1988
    111Gedara Budun Amma
    Actor
    1988
    112Amme Oba Nisa
    Actor
    1988
    113Angulimala
    Actor
    1988
    114Newa Gilunath Bandchun
    Actor
    1988
    115Durga
    Actor
    1988
    116Satana
    Actor
    1988
    117Newatha Api Ekwemu
    Actor
    1988
    118Mamai Raja
    Actor
    1989
    119Badulu Kochchiya
    Actor
    1989
    120Nommara 17
    Actor
    1989
    121Obata Rahasak Kiyannam
    Actor
    1989
    122Randenigala Sinhaya
    Actor
    1989
    123Dese Mal Pipila
    Actor
    1990
    124Thanha Asha
    Actor
    1990
    125Dedunnen Samanaliyak
    Actor
    1990
    126Sambudu Mahima
    Main Actor
    1990
    127Walavuve Hamu
    Actor
    1990
    128Pem Rajadahana
    Actor
    1990
    129Jaya Kothanada
    Actor
    1990
    130Honda Honda Sellam
    Actor
    1990
    131Hitha Hoda Puthek
    Actor
    1990
    132Uthura Dakuna
    Actor
    1991
    133Paradeesaya
    Actor
    1991
    134Sihina Ahase Vasanthe
    Actor
    1991
    135Obata Pamanai Adare
    Actor
    1991
    136Raja Kello
    Actor
    1991
    137Asai Bayai
    Actor
    1991
    138Raja Sellam
    Actor
    1991
    139Love In Bangkok
    Actor
    1991
    140Cheriyo Doctor
    Actor
    1991
    141Ali Baba Saha Horu Hathaliha
    Actor
    1991
    142Dhanaya
    Actor
    1991
    143Bambara Kalape
    Actor
    1991
    144Ranabime Veeraya
    Actor
    1992
    145Jaya Sri Wey Kumariya
    Actor
    1992
    146Bajar Eke Chandiya
    Actor
    1992
    147Sakvithi Raja
    Actor
    1992
    148Sakkara Sooththara
    Actor
    1992
    149Malsara Doni
    Actor
    1992
    150Chandi Rajina
    Actor
    1992
    151Sinha Raja
    Actor
    1992
    152Kiyala Wadakne
    Actor
    1992
    153Okkoma Kanapita
    Actor
    1992
    154Rumathiyai Neethiyai
    Actor
    1992
    155Sathya
    Actor
    1992
    156Kadira
    Actor
    1992
    157Sinhayangeth Sinhaya
    Actor
    1992
    158Rajek Wage Puthek
    Actor
    1992
    159Sajant Nallathambi
    Actor
    1993
    160Sagara Thilina
    Actor
    1993
    161Prathingya
    Actor
    1993
    162Sasara Serisaranathek Oba Mage
    Actor
    1993
    163Mevila Penevi Rupe
    Actor
    1993
    164Surayan Athara Veeraya
    Actor
    1993
    165Come Or Go Chikago
    Actor
    1993
    166Yasasa
    Actor
    1993
    167Chaya Maya
    Actor
    1993
    168Jeewan Malli
    Actor
    1993
    169Sandarekha
    Actor
    1993
    170Lassanai Balanna
    Actor
    1993
    171Langin Giyoth Ehek Ne
    Actor
    1993
    172Juriya Mamai
    Actor
    1993
    173Soora Veera Chandiyoo
    Actor
    1993
    174Rajawanshen Ekek
    Actor
    1994
    175Nohadan Landune
    Actor
    1994
    176Okkoma Hodatai
    Actor
    1994
    177Vijaya Geetha
    Actor
    1994
    178Hallo My Darlin
    Actor
    1994
    179Cheriyo Captain
    Actor
    1995
    180Inspector Geetha
    Actor
    1995
    181Pudumai Eth Aththai
    Actor
    1995
    182Vairayen Vairaya
    Actor
    1995
    183Chandiyage Putha
    Actor
    1995
    184Body Guard
    Actor
    1996
    185Sura Daruwo
    Actor
    1996
    186Mana Mohini
    Actor
    1996
    187Sabe Mithura
    Actor
    1996
    188Sihina Vimane Raja Kumari
    Actor
    1996
    189Cheriyo Darling
    Actor
    1996
    190Soorayo Wedakarayo
    Actor
    1997
    191Ragaye Unusuma
    Actor
    1997
    192Eya Obata Barai
    Actor
    1998
    193Surayahana Gini Gani
    Actress
    1999
    194Kolompoor
    Actor
    1999
    195Seetha Sameere
    Actor
    1999
    196Oba Koheda Priye
    Actor
    2001
    197Pissu Pusoo
    Actor
    2001
    198Jolly Halo
    Main Actor
    2001
    199Parliment Jokes
    Actor
    2002
    200Pissu 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
    2Seethala Wathura
    • Vocalists - Sina Katai Dath Enakota
    1966
    3Eya Dan Loku Lamayek
    • Vocalists - Maha Polawen Pita
    1977
    4Chin Chin Nona
    • Vocalists - Chin Chin Nona Chin Chin
    1977
    5Honda Hitha
    • Vocalists - ලන්ඩන් පීකිං මොස්කව්
    1977
    6Pem Rajadahana
    • Vocalists - නැංගුරම් දමා නවත්වලා නැව්
    1990
    7Sihina Ahase Vasanthe
    • Vocalists - Thiraye Watena Lassana
    1991
    8Asai Bayai
    • Vocalists - Senasenna Den Mage
    • Vocalists - Me Apiwa Nodanna
    • Vocalists - Lavely Latha
    1991
    9Love 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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