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Angeline Gunathilaka
ඇන්ජලීන් ගුණතිලක
1939 - 2019
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SUMMARY

Angeline Gunathilaka ඇන්ජලීන් ගුණතිලක
Angelina Rachel de Lanerolle
  • Birthday : 1939 December 23
  • Died : 2019 March 29

  • NATIONAL AWARDS

    1"Ranathisara" Award
    26th Sarasaviya Awards - 1998
     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS SONG CREW

    1Sohoyuro
    • Vocalists - Adare Ambare
    1958
    2Deyyange Rate
    • Vocalists - Hime Saman Devi Pihiten
    1958
    3Daskama
    • Vocalists - Devlowa Dev
    • Vocalists - Wasanaawa Padevi
    1958
    4Gehanu Geta
    • Vocalists - Aale Mihira Penna
    • Vocalists - Mal Suwade rasa Uthuraya
    1959
    5Suvinitha Lalani
    • Vocalists - Pem Ginna Awilei
    • Vocalists - Amme Badagini Wenawa
    • Vocalists - Lipa Mulley Inna
    • Vocalists - Nihandai Gammanaya
    • Vocalists - Suhada Madura Preme
    1961
    6Sansare
    • Vocalists - Jathi Ape Sinhale
    1962
    7Suhada Divi Piduma
    • Vocalists - Obe Anduma Nisa
    1962
    8Vena Svargayak Kumatada
    • Vocalists - Cat Cat Kiyanne Pusa
    1963
    9Deepasika
    • Vocalists - Minis Lowe Labaapu
    • Vocalists - Me Mosam Mada Sulanga
    • Vocalists - Preme Deepashika
    1963
    10Sobana Sitha
    • Vocalists - Saman Giren Paya
    1964
    11Sweep Ticket
    • Vocalists - Huh Ha Harida Huh Ha
    • Vocalists - Honda Siriyawai Akase
    • Vocalists - Rajina Rajina Mamai
    1965
    12Senasuma Kothanada
    • Vocalists - සුළං කුරුල්ලෝ
    1966
    13Athulveema Thahanam
    • Vocalists - Jeevithe Wasanthe Uda Unaya
    1966
    14Kinkini Paada
    • Vocalists - Dura Etha Patan Ami
    • Vocalists - Pede Pede Gee Rasa Pede
    1966
    15Sudu Duwa
    • Vocalists - Me Rathriye Madu Sandin
    • Vocalists - Awa Soya Adare
    1966
    16Sanda Nega Eddi
    • Vocalists - Seethala Nala Wel Thuru Athare
    1966
    17Hathara Kendare
    • Vocalists - Meeta Passe Bolai Rate
    1967
    18Ranrasa
    • Vocalists - Ne Wenne Nam
    1967
    19Harimaga
    • Vocalists - Neela Chanchala Obe
    1969
    20Surayangeth Suraya
    • Vocalists - Ashawe Gangawe
    • Vocalists - Adara Geeyaka Thale Ase
    • Vocalists - Epa Epa Kiyannepa
    1969
    21Pancha
    • Vocalists - Pani Rasa Lokaye
    1969
    22Den Mathakada
    • Vocalists - Aadare Hithenawa Dekkama
    1970
    23Geetha
    • Vocalists - Miniskam
    1970
    24Ohoma Hondada
    • Vocalists - Kiyannam Kathawak
    • Vocalists - Kaliyuga Kaale Meka
    • Vocalists - Awa Awa Rasa Geetha Gaya
    1970
    25Suli Sulan
    • Vocalists - Lanwenna Suwande Mihiri
    1970
    26Poojithayo
    • Vocalists - Lassana Malakata As Deka Adunama
    1971
    27Ran Onchilla
    • Vocalists - රන්කෙන්දෙන් රනින් සැදූ
    • Vocalists - බැමි බිඳදා රැහැන් මුදා
    1971
    28Kathuru Muwath
    • Vocalists - Sara Salela Hangum Barata
    1971
    29Hathara Denama Surayo
    • Vocalists - Aha Aha Aadaraniya Sina
    • Vocalists - Raththaranin Ran Kirilliye
    1971
    30Abhirahasa
    • Vocalists - Atha Dilisena Hiru Sandu
    • Vocalists - Sithum Pathum Sanda Adare
    • Vocalists - Susudu Rella Walle
    1971
    31Vaanarayo
    • Vocalists - Yovun Viye Sisil Vil Thalawe
    1976
    32Asha
    • Vocalists - Adare Hithuna
    1976
    33Chin Chin Nona
    • Vocalists - Kuamaraya Obai Pathu
    • Vocalists - Nisansalai Seethai Re Gewenne
    • Vocalists - Mal Dunne Me Landu
    • Vocalists - Muthu Kulika Warengala
    1977
    34Honda Hitha
    • Vocalists - ආයුබෝවන් සැරදේවා
    • Vocalists - මිහිරි මියුරු ආදරේ
    • Vocalists - අද නම් අදයි
    1977
    35Anjaana
    • Vocalists - Anantha Neth Belme Dedena
    1981
    36Peralikarayo
    • Vocalists - Mal Pokurak Pipila
    1986
    37Madhu Sihina
    • Vocalists - අළුත් ඉරක් අළුත් සඳක්
    1990
    38Sihina Ahase Vasanthe
    • Vocalists - Mudu Sina Adare
    • Vocalists - Thiraye Watena Lassana
    • Vocalists - Ananda Wenanada Rew Denne
    1991
    39Asai Bayai
    • Vocalists - Magedo Me Malakada Wahane
    • Vocalists - Senasenna Den Mage
    • Vocalists - Sihine Wimanaye
    • Vocalists - Me Apiwa Nodanna
    1991
    40Salambak Handai
    • Vocalists - Dinga Donga Din
    • Vocalists - Malli Sellam Epa
    • Vocalists - Akase Nil Patai
    1991
    BIOGRAPHY

    Angelina Rachel de Lanerolle (Sinhala: ඇන්ජලීන් ගුණතිලක; 23 December 1939 – 29 March 2019), popularly known as Angeline Gunathilake or Anjalin Gunathilaka, was a Sri Lankan singer, primarily working as a playback singer in Sinhala film industry. Considered the Silver bell of Sinhala cinema, Gunathilaka worked on over 5000 playback songs in a musical career that spanned nearly six decades. She is as an A-grade singer graduated from Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. She died at the age of 79 while receiving treatment at National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

    Personal life


    Angeline Gunathilaka was born on 23 December 1939 in Matara district, the seventh of ten siblings.[2] She went to St. Mary's Convent Matara for primary education.[1] Her father worked at the Department of Railways. Due to her father's employers transferring him, the family moved to Colombo at the age of 8. She then attended St. Thomas' College, Kotte for secondary education. She married Leslie Gunathilaka on 29 March 1966. The couple has 2 daughters. Her grandson, Imal Jude Malwattege, pursued a career in music.

    Singing career


    At the age of 8, Gunathilaka joined the Radio Ceylon amateur programme, and secured the second place in a musical talent show. After that, she studied music under maestro Sunil Santha. At the age of 13, she was selected for the Lamapitiya programme conducted by veteran lyricist and broadcaster Karunaratne Abeysekera. Gunathilaka started her singing career with the solo song Adara Ambare. While she performed on the Lamapitiya program, she attended a singing competition called Tharu Thenuma organized by Sri Murugan New Art Films. She won the competition and was selected for first playback singing. Her debut as a playback singer came with the film Sohoyuro screened in 1958. In the same year, she sang the first duet of her career with Sunil Artigla. She then collaborated with Morris Dahanayake, R. Sivananda and V. Vardaraja for duets. Aside from singing, she studied dance under the maestro Panibharatha. She rose to prominence within a small period of time, where she met P.L.A Somapala.

    He invited Gunathilaka to record songs under HMV label. She recorded songs with Chitral Somapala and Mohideen Baig for the 2500th Buddha Jayanthi commemoration. Along with Buddhist songs, she worked on many Christmas songs, which she sang together with C.T. Fernando under the influence of Marcelline Jayakody. She continued to gain popularity in the Sri Lankan music industry, where she started to play duets with Wally Bastian. She also sang virindu songs for the film Deyyange Rate. From 1958 to 1999, Gunathilaka performed as a singer on behalf of many actresses including Anoja Weerasinghe, Malani Fonseka, Sabeetha Perera, Sangeetha Weeraratne, Dilhani Ekanayake and many more. Owing to this vast range of vocal performances, she holds the record for the highest number of playback singing performances by a female singer in Sinhala cinema. Gunathilaka gained widespread popularity for a duet with H.R. Jothipala. The two contributed to a vast number of films across many genres.On 9 August 2009, she performed a musical show Angeline Rocks with The Boys at 6.30 pm at the BMICH. On 23 August 2014, she performed a live concert at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.

    Illness and Death


    On 29 March 2019, Gunathilaka died while receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Colombo. Her final rites was held at the General Cemetery Borella on Tuesday, April 2 at 4 p.m.

     
     
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