Galanda was born in Udine, Friuli. He grew in the Scaligera Basket Verona, with which he made his debut in the Italian Serie A on October 17, 1993. After four years in the Verona team, he was traded to Fortitudo Bologna. However, in his first year (1997–1998) he was utilized as reserve to Gregor Fučka and had a limited impact.
Galanda made his debut for Italian national basketball team in 1997, and soon turned into one of the more representative players from his country. His successes with Azzurri jersey include a silver and a gold medals at the European Championships (1997 and 1999, respectively), and a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics of Athens.