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Geetha Kumarasinghe
Born (1955-07-05) July 5, 1955 (age 58)
Elpitiya, Sri Lanka
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Chris Fuhrer Ferdinand
Awards Sarasaviya Best Actress Award (1991), (1996), (2000) and (2004)
Sarasaviya Most Popular Actress Award (1990)

Geetha Samanmali Kumarasinghe (born July 5, 1955, in Badulla) is an award winning Sri Lankan film actress. She made her debut with veteran director K.A.W. Perera's Wasana in 1975 but it was Neil Rupasinghe's Lassana Kella which was released first. Since then, she has made her mark in over 80 movies, winning the prestigious Sarasaviya Best Actress Award four times, in 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2004. She was also one of the few actresses to receive the Sarasaviya Most Popular Actress Award several times.


Early life[edit]

Geetha Samanmalie Kumarasinghe[1] was born as the eldest daughter of Wijaya, a journalist and Udula Kumarasinghe in 1955 at Badulla. She grew up in Bentara, Elpitiya and had her education at Sanghamitta Girls College, Aluthgama and Holy Family Convent, Kalutara.

As a child, she showed talent for singing and dancing. She was crowned a beauty Queen, competing among 100 contestants in a beauty contest organized by a local newspaper in 1973.


Though Geetha’s father did not approve of a career in movies or her participation in the beauty pageant, her mother was always with her. Her aunt, Anula Wickramapala was also a friend of Sir. Lester James Peiris . Incidentally, it was her aunts mansion that he used as the location for his film Ransalu.[2] Little Geetha, who used to spend her school vacations in her aunt’s house in Kollupitiya would imitate Punya Heendeniya, as her childhood heroine.

She signed contracts for 21 films before her maiden film was released, a record in Sri Lankan Cinema.[3] It was in the year 1975 that Geetha debuted in K.A.W. Perera's Vasana but it was Neil Rupasinghe's Lassana Kella which reached theaters first.

Kumarasinghe, who is often famous for casting in controversial roles, has also performed in foreign films which include Pakistani, Hindi, Japanese, Tamil and French productions.

She received critical acclaim in roles such as 'Dulcie' in Pembara Madhu, 'Dotty' in Palama Yata, 'Punna' in Lokuduwa and 'Amali' in Ran Diya Dahara. Her performance in Palama Yata[4] (Under the Bridge) where she plays the role of a woman in the slums earned raving reviews both in Sri Lanka and overseas.

She produced popular films like Palama Yata, Salambak Handai, Loku Duwa, Anuragaye Ananthaya, Wasuli and Geetha.[5] Both of her productions, Palama Yata and Loku Duwa won her the Best Film Awards at the Sarasaviya Awards Festival.


Year Organization Award Film
1981 National Film Festival Best Supporting Actress  
1988 National Film Festival Best Supporting Actress  
1990 OCIC Merit Awards   Palama Yata
1990 Sarasaviya Awards Festival Best Actress Palama Yata
1990 Sarasaviya Awards Festival Most Popular Actress  
1990 Swarna Sanka Film festival Best Actress Palama Yata
1996 Sarasaviya Awards Festival Best Actress Loku Duwa
1996 Swarna Sanka Film festival Best Actress Loku Duwa
1997 National Film Festival Best Actress Loku Duwa
2000 National film festival Talented Performance Anuragaye Ananthaya
2000 Sarasaviya Awards festival Best Actress Rajya Sevaya Pinisai
2000 National Film Festival Best Actress Rajya Sevaya Pinisai
2004 Sarasaviya Awards Festival Best Actress Ran Diya Dahara
2005 Signis Salutation Most Outstanding Performance Ran Diya dahara
2005 National Film Festival Best Actress Ran Diya Dahara


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Daily Mirror
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:16:38 -0700

Former SPC member Geetha Kumarasinghe with 26932 also able to elected for the Southern Provincial Council obtaining the 8th place in the list. Matara District UPFA Pasanda Yapa Abeywardena – 76,870. Chandima Rasaputhra – 70,509. Sarath Yapa – ...

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:33:23 -0700

Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal De Silva lights the traditional oil lamp marking the inaugural session of the Southern Provincial Council. Provincial Councilor Geetha Kumarasinghe, who before the Southern Provincial Council election had ...
Colombo Gazette
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Geetha Kumarasinghe however made the cut, but Anarkali's loss in the south, where she was backed heavily by the President's own family, reflects the electorate's growing frustration with the brand of 'pretty faces' politics that the Government has ...

Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Two actresses, Anarkali Akarsha and Nadeesha Hemamali were contesting from Matara District and Geetha Kumarasinghe contested from Galle. To the surprise of many, both Nadeesha and Anarkali – who drew media attention to a great extent during the ...

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Sunday Leader
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:56:15 -0700

While Anarkali Akarshaa and Nadeesha Hemamali failed to obtain enough preferential votes in order to secure a seat in the Matara district, Geetha Kumarasinghe managed to scrape through in order to secure a position on the Galle District PC on the UPFA ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:26:15 -0700

In the Southern Province two women known more for tinsel and shape, Anarkali Akarsha and Nadeeka faced defeat, while a third, Geetha Kumarasinghe who had high hope of being Chief Minister, went down to No. 08. This was not a rejection of any role for ...

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