Kasun Kalhara

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Kasun Kalhara
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Background information
Birth name Kasun Kalhara Jayawardhana
Born (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981 (age 34)
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
Genres Experimental, classical
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Indrachapa Liyanage

Kasun Kalhara Jayawardhana (Sinhala: කසුන් කල්හාර ) (born 3 November 1981) is a Sri Lankan singer, musician and record producer and During his musical career, Kasun has released three albums Haritha Nimnaye, Radical Premaya and Romantic Opera and He is one of the biggest and best-selling music artists in Sri Lanka.

Biography[edit]

Kasun was born in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka on 3 November 1981. His mother, the late Malani Bulathsinhala, was a veteran vocalist and his father H.M Jayawardena was also a musician.

His music career started with Indrachapa Liyanage and 2000 Ananda College Friends in year 2000. At this time his mother was a big supporter of his musical career and she was very proud about every steps of her son. Once a newspaper interviewer asked her "what is the most memorable day in your life?" then she answered "The day Maestro Premasiri Khemadasa hugged and wished my son Kasun Kalhara, following his first musical concert (Waves of Introspection). That warm hug from Maestro Kemadasa guaranteed that Kasun had a genuine talent and a clear future".[1]

Kasun has held a number of solo concerts, collaborating with other artists such as "Kasun Kalhara: Live in Concert",[2][3] "Kasun Kalhara Unforgettable Live in Concert",[4] ": The Black Red White Concert".[5] "Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock" and "Love U: Live in Concert"

Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock became one of the most attended musical shows in history of Sri Lanka with over 5,000 fans gathering around at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for the event.

Personal life[edit]

Kasun is married to Nadee Kammalweera and has a son (Danu Kalhara).[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Haritha Nimnaye (2001)
  • Radical Premaya (2005)
  • Romantic Opera (2008)

With other artists

  • Aadara Mal Wala with Indrachapa Liyanage
  • Aathmaabhimaanayay with Indrachapa Liyanage
  • Aadaraneeya Wassaanaya (with Uresha Ravihari)
  • Pamaawee Pipuna (with Indika Upamali)
  • Raaththriya Manaram (with Nirosha Virajini)
  • Samagi Samaadana (with Malani Bulathsinghala)
  • Sanda Ahimi (with Pradeepa Dharmadasa)
  • Shuunya Wuu Nagaraye (with Samitha Mudunkotuwa)
  • Veenaawee Urathalaye (with Indrachapa Liyanage)
  • Sanda Eliya (Moonlight) (with Indrachapa Liyanage)
  • Sihinayata Tharam (with Prathibha Prabha)
  • Malakai Kiya (with Kushani Sandareka)
  • Sara Sande (with Kushani Sandareka)
  • Adare (Adaraneeya Kathawak Movie Song) (With Kushani Sandareka)
  • Ahasin Eha (Adaraneeya Kathawak Movie Song) (Uresha Ravihari)

Singles[edit]

  • Mage Diwi Pana Nala Rakinne (Sinhala Hymn)
  • Ma Balawath Karana Samide (Sinhala Hymn)
  • Sanda Mithuri (2009)
  • Meedum Dumaraye (2009)
  • Adarema Geethayak (2013)
  • Math Mal Sena (2011)
  • Mata Kiya Denna (2011)
  • Kadadasi Oru (2015)
  • Lowa Dutuwe Amma (2015)
  • Lihiniye (2015)
  • Ithin Hadamu Api Aluth Ratak (Let's Make A New Country) - Produced with Rookantha Gunathilake for the victory of New Democratic Front (Sri Lanka) at the Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015
  • Sri Lanka Cricket Theme Song (2016)
  • Varamale (2016)
  • Me Obata Ahenawada (Adaraneeya Kathawak Movie Song 2016)

Live Performances[edit]

  • 'Haritha Nimnaye' (2001)
  • 'Radical Premaya' (2005)
  • 'Romantic Opera' (2008)
  • 'Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock with Indrapachapa & Naadro' (Date - September 7, 2013)
  • 'Suvi Sanda Re - Musical Show' (Date - September 9, 2014)
  • '4U Concert with Indrachapa Liyanage, Nadeeka Guruge & Nadeeka Jayawardena' (Date - October 24, 2015)
  • 'Love U with Rookantha Gunathilake, Indrachapa Liyanage, Nadeeka Jawardhana & Umaria sinhawansa' (Date - February 14, 2016)
  • 'Sandamadala - The Voice of Malani - Musical Show with Sandya Bulathsinhala' (Date - March 29, 2016)
  • 'Sarasavi Asapuwa with Nirosha Virajini' (Date - May 29, 2016)
  • 'Sandamadala 2 - The Voice of Malani - Musical Show with Sandya Bulathsinhala' (Date - June 11, 2016)
  • 'Amarakasunambara with Amarasiri Pieris' (Date - July 10, 2016)

Upcoming Concerts (2016)[edit]

  • 'Sandamadala 3 - The Voice of Malani - Musical Show with Sandya Bulathsinhala' (Date - July 31, 2016)

4U Concert Tour (2016)[edit]

  • '4U Concert: Day 1' (Date - 2016 TBA / Location - Kandy / Venue - TBA)
  • '4U Concert: Day 2' (Date - 2016 TBA / Location - Negombo / Venue - TBA)
  • '4U Concert: Day 3' (Date - 2016 TBA / Location - TBA / Venue - TBA)
  • '4U Concert: Day 4' (Date - 2016 TBA / Location - TBA / Venue - TBA)

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