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Kasun Kalhara Jayawardhana (Sinhala: කසුන් කල්හාර ජයවර්ධන ) (born 3 November 1981), known professionally as Kasun Kalhara is a Sri Lankan singer, musician, vocal coach and record producer. During his musical career, Kasun has released three albums, Haritha Nimnaye, Radical Premaya and Romantic Opera. He is one of the biggest and best-selling music artists in Sri Lanka.[1][according to whom?][citation needed]

Biography

Kasun was born in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka on 3 November 1981. His mother, Malani Bulathsinhala, was a veteran vocalist and his father H. M. Jayawardena was a renowned composer.[1]

His music career started along with Indrachapa Liyanage and his schoolmates from Ananda College in the year 2000. At this time his mother was a big supporter of his musical career and was very proud of every step her son had taken. 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".[2]

Kasun has held a number of solo concerts, collaborating with other artists such as "Kasun Kalhara: Live in Concert",[3][4] "Kasun Kalhara Unforgettable Live in Concert",[5] "The Black Red White Concert",[6] "Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock", "4U: Live in Concert"[7] and "Love U: Live in Concert".

Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock (2013) and Kasun Kalhara in LoveU (2016/2017) Those three concerts 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 all the three events.Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka on 3 November 1981. His mother, Malani Bulathsinhala, was a veteran vocalist and his father H. M. Jayawardena was a renowned composer.[1]

His music career started along with Indrachapa Liyanage and his schoolmates from Ananda College in the year 2000. At this time his mother was a big supporter of his musical career and was very proud of every step her son had taken. 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".[2]

Kasun has held a number of solo concerts, collaborating with other artists such as "Kasun Kalhara: Live in Concert",[3][4] "Kasun Kalhara Unforgettable Live in Concert",[5] "The Black Red White Concert",[6] "Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock", "4U: Live in Concert"[7] and "Love U: Live in Concert".

Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock (2013) and Kasun Kalhara in LoveU (2016/2017) Those three concerts became one of t

His music career started along with Indrachapa Liyanage and his schoolmates from Ananda College in the year 2000. At this time his mother was a big supporter of his musical career and was very proud of every step her son had taken. 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".[2]

Kasun has held a number of solo concerts, collaborating with other artists such as "Kasun Kalhara: Live in Concert",[3][4] "Kasun Kalhara Unforgettable Live in Concert",[5] "The Black Red White Concert",[6] "Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock", "4U: Live in Concert"[7] and "Love U: Live in Concert".

Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock (2013) and Kasun Kalhara in LoveU (2016/2017) Those three concerts 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 all the three events.[citation needed]

Kasun is married to actress Nadee Kammallaweera with whom he has a son (Danu Kalhara).

Discography

With other artists