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Geetha Kumarasinghe
Assumed office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo District
Personal details
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United Peoples" Freedom Alliance
Religion Buddhist
Geetha Kumarasinghe
Born (1955-07-05) July 5, 1955 (age 60)
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)
Website http://www.geethakumarasinghe.com

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

Political career[edit]

Geetha was a ardent supporter of Mahinda Rajapakse at 2010 presidential elections and was appointed as the chief organizer to Elpitiya electroate. She unsuccessfully contested at the 2010 general elections and blamed election irregularities for her defeat.

She contested the provincial council elections in 2014 and took oath as a counciller at the Southern Provincial Council.

Geetha contested for the 2015 Parliamentary Election from Colombo District. She was selected to the 15th Sri Lankan Parliament as a Honourable Member of the Parliament by taking 63,955 preferential votes.[6]


External links[edit]

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Hiru News

Hiru News
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:52:30 -0700

The Appeal Court issued notices on 4 respondents including MP Geetha Kumarasinghe ordering them to appear before Court on November 19th. The notices were issued today after considering a petition filed by five voters of the Galle district. The ...

Ceylon Daily News

Ceylon Daily News
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:03:19 -0700

... Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Ranjith de Soyza, Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Prasanna Ranatunga, Udaya Gammanpila, Dilum Amunugama, Gamini Lokuge, Geetha Kumarasinghe and Dinesh Gunawardena walked out of the Chamber.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:29:40 -0700

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:41:14 -0700

Popular actress and MP elect from the Galle District Geetha Kumarasinghe says that she withdrew her Swiss citizenship before she handed over her nominations for the last General Election. She said that allegations made with regard to her dual ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:01:31 -0700

She plunged into the world of politics from the cinema world and just two weeks ago, voters in the Galle District decided that she should become an Honourable Member of Parliament by electing Geetha Kumarasinghe on the UPFA ticket. Yet, the road to the ...


Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:48:54 -0700

Official sources said the JVP had raised the issue of the Matara UPFA list and was likely to mount a legal challenge while Geetha Kumarasinghe's foreign nationality had come to light only in interviews she herself had given (read Sunday Observer on ...
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