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Bandu Samarasinghe

Bandusena Samarasinghe, popularly known as Bandu(Born 22 November 1955) is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema. He entered the film industry in 1975 with in Sadahatama Oba Mage(Forever You is My) film. Actor, singer, director, and producer, Bandu is a popular comedy actor throughout 1990-2005 decade, revolutionizing the cinema history with his slapstick comedy roles with late Freddie Silva and comic duo partner Tennyson Cooray. He starred in films like Rodaya(1995), Pemmal Mala(1998), Left Right Sir (2004), and Peeter One (2013). His most promising and blockbuster acting came through Re Daniel Dawal Migel and Cheerio film series and Somi Boys.

Personal life

Bandu was on born on 22 November 1955 in a family of five children. His father Kegalle Podi Mahaththya (1917-1980) was a mechanic and his mother Lellagaha Goda Iskole Hamine (1925-2007) was a teacher. His pre school education came through St. Savior Convent and secondary education by St. Mary’s College, Kegalle.

Career as an actor

Started as early as 1972 at the age of 17 or so, Bandu started his cinema career with the Sadahatama Oba Mage. He acted in slapstick comedies along with Freddie Silva in the 1980s. He has acted more than 85 Sri Lankan films up to 2015 and almost 95 percent of the films are comedy type and very few were drama type.

As a director

Before his comedy partner, Tennyson Cooray moved to direction in 2013, Bandu started to showcase his talents in direction. His first direction film Rodaya released in 1995 and gained lots of attraction.

Television

His first teledrama acting came under his own direction, through Dara Garaj. And he acted few telidramas like Roy de Silva’s Tarzan Ape Man, Giriraj Kaushalya’s Nana Kamare and Sikuru Lanthe. His first “Bandu Live In Concert” was held on 2005 and after 11 years, he performed his next Bandu Live In Concert on 27 August 2016 at BMICH.

Director and actor

Year Film Note
1995 Rodaya Also as Producer
1997 Pemmal Mala Also as Producer
2004 Left Right Sir
2013 Peter One

 

Songs

Title Film Other(s)
Sinhayo Wagei Api Peralikarayo H.R. Jothipala
Visky Kade Pusa Peralikarayo
Rubber Walalu Uda Yakada Godak Nommara Ekai Chandra Devadhithya
Mis Konda Kirilli Nommara Ekai
Warella Warella Nommara Ekai Somasiri Fernando, Chandra Devadhithya
Kada Bendala Yukthiyada Sahakthiyada Freddy Silva
Goni Billa Ko Hitha Honda Puthek Freddy Silva, Ananda Perera
Raja Ubane Gona Okkoma Kanapita Freddy Silva
Aluth Irak Aluth Sandak Madhu Sihina Anjaleen Gunathilake, Mervyn Perera
Ehe Yanawa Kawruth Ehe Yanawa Bambara Kalape Freddy Silva
Lan Wela Lan Wela Ali Baba Saha Horu 40 Anjaleen Gunathilake
Nawa Hiru Sandu Payala Rodaya Milton Mallawarachchi
Me Rate Weddu Inspector Geetha Freddy Silva, Christien Gunawardena
Cheerio Kiyala Me Api Yanne Cheerio Captain Greyshan Ananda, Freddy Silva
Wadath Agei Hithath Hondai Cheerio Captain Greyshan Ananda
Ale Karannam Romiyo Mage Cheerio Darling Latha Walpola
Sanda Amathuma Widiyata Me Raye Pem Mal Mala Latha Walpola
Ne Ma Eda Pem Mal Mala Latha Walpola
Chuti Mage Podi Patto Kauda Bole Alis
Roobara Siribara Hai Hui Babi Achchi Maya Damayanthi, Mervyn Malewana, Koreen Almeida
Doti Doti Bodime Doti Hai Hui Babi Achchi Sunil Perera, Gemunu Wijesuriya
Kawdai Kawdai Re Daniel Dawal Migel 2 Sangeeth Wickramasinghe, Champa Kalhari, Kushani Sandarekha
Goori Boori Waada Bheeda Oba Koheda Priye Freddy Silva, Anjaleen Gunathilake, Latha Walpola
Gamaralai Moda Relai Supiri Balawatha H.R. Jothipala, Ananda Perera
Sulange Hemin Ennako Peeter One
Tomiya Karawala Peeter One
Pawee Enu Mena My Name Is Bandu
Tin Belekka
Lassana Mal Mal Uresha Ravihari

 

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