Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Champa Kalhari

Champa Kalhari

Born - 21/03/1974 in Colombo
Job Titles- Actor,Singer,Radio Announcer,Television presenter
Family - Father: A Prominent Musician
Education- Visaka Vidyalaya, Colombo

Champa Kalhari Jayasekara stepped into the music world in 1981 in a SLBC programme called "Lama Pitiya" at the age of 8 years. after that she was invited to several programmes. she got through the selection test conducted by Radio ceylon in 1980. Mr. Shanthi Dissanayake came to her house after she sang the song "Sri Lanka Ma Prriyadara Jaya Bhoomi" by Latha Mangeshkar and offered her a chance to enter Lama Pitiya program.

She became popular because she sang Hindi Songs. Her first cassette was called "Sathire". The road she travelled in was not a bed of roses but a bush of thorns. She has released more than fifteen cassettes and most of them are Hindi Songs.

Her dream was to be a doctor, that was not fulfilled. However she is happy that she is a singer.

She is one of the talented and popular singers in Sri Lanka. She also performed as a Play back female singer in sinhala movies. She resides in Piliyandala and presently she is in abroad. She produced a singhala audio disc comprising 16 songs. She studied music in India. She has been enjoying fame and popularity since she was a tiny tot. Her melodious voice, and her talent to sing Hindi songs has brought her a lot of fans young and old. Champa Kalhari, the young lady with the tinkling voice! Having conquered the music world, it made her to move on to test the business arena.

She launched her business shortly. Since she knew music, she thought of engaging in a business to make cassettes and distribution of the same.

Some time back she sang Sinhalese songs in Hindi. She wanted to do something new. therefore with the permission of veterans Gunadasa Kapuge, Dayaratne Ranatunga and Sanath Nandasiri she sang their songs in Hindi. She is really grateful to them for giving permission and helping her achieve her goal.

Champa in addition to singing she is an actress and an announcer. It was by coincidence that she was entered the teledrama world. She has acted about thirteen teledramas. She thinks the announcing offer came since she sings Hindi songs. She was the announcer for the program Hindi Top Ten aired by Sri FM on Sundays. In the future, if she gets good programs she will continue announcing. She loves her fans very much and it was very difficult her to leave her fans when she was leaving.

Her Comments about her Original Cassette and Compact disk "Sanda Sarasi" " Releasing this cassette took a lot of time an effort because I had to devote a lot of time to select some good songs and the songs are on a new theme."

She spends her leisure time traveling distant places.

Click following links for her songs
At the age of 12 she sang the song "Sri Lanka" which was originally sung by Veteran Female Singer Latha Mangeskar almost similarly. You can watch this song by visiting

Song : Sri Lanka Ma Priyadara Jayaboomi

Song : Adare Nam Pothe

Song : Jeewitheta Aruna Udavei


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