Suneth Chithrananda (Chooty Malli)

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Susew Hewage Suneth Chithrananda is best known as a standup comedian/humor artist in Sri Lanka. He is also a director in two companies, a dubbing/voice artist, an actor and a radio and television host.

 

Early life

Born on the 14th July 1976 Suneth is the eldest son to loving parents Sunethra Chandrani Gunasinghe (Mother) and Susew Hewage Chithrananda (Father). He is the eldest in a family of four siblings. Brother to three sisters.. Surangani Chithrananda, Sudehini Chithrananda and Suvini Chithrananda. Suneth, s father was working as a pictures editor for Lake House.

 

Education

Suneth completed his primary and secondary education at C.W.W Kannangara College. Since school days Suneth actively took part in school drama s and creative writing. He was also a very active member in the school Literature and Buddhist societies.Suneth sat for his Advance level examination in the arts stream and set out to do his higher studies at University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Mass communication.

 

National Youth Center …..Passage to the dream

The year 1997 was surely one of the most important years for Suneth. He enrolled at the National Youth center to do the post graduate diploma NISCO video course. Where he learned the essential’s of television production and video technology. This is the place where he met his creative double Gaminda Priyaviraj and few more other talented youngsters who later on collaborated in giving few super hit productions.

 

Personal Life

Suneth is married to Rasini Ayanthi Bandara since 2007 who is currently working as a visiting lecturer for USA road scholors. Suneth is also a father to two children. A seven year old son, Sunera Jayavihan Chithrananda currently studying at Vidura College, Colombo and a three and half year old daughter, Suneli Rasanya Chithrananda who is attending preschool.

 

Carrier life

Fresh out of university Suneth started off his first job as a photo journalist for “ Nidahasa” paper. He too had, still has a passion for photography like his father. This passion he and his father had was what made him to start up their own family business of a photo studio and a digital color lab in the year 2000.

During this time he became a freelance dubbing Artist/Director for MTV MBC Networks. He played a big role in terms of lending his voice and directing the Sinhala version of the world phenomena Astrics that became a super hit television show that shot out the TRP rates in television.

The year 2003 can me marked as the most important year of Suneth s life. Along with Gaminda and a fantastic team of talented youngsters Suneth set out to be a part of the super hit television show Api Nodanna Live that made him so popular over night. Suneth was one of the presenters of the show. The show Api Nodanna Live was not only popular in Sri Lanka but was widely popular among the nonresident Sri Lankan s around the globe. Api Nodanna Live went up to two seasons and was stopped but still it’s widely demanded by the public.

 

Other positions held

  • After being involved in some independent work as a voice artist, in the year 2005 Suneth joined MIND 4 advertising agency as a creative director.
  • In 2006 Suneth started working as a program Director/Presenter for V FM (Lanka Television Networks)
  • With the experience gained by all these years engaging in various work Suneth together with Gaminda started up their own company Live 21 Pvt (Ltd) becoming one of the founders and also a Director/creative director.
  • Company Live 21 is an advertising and also an audio video production company.
  • Suneth is also a director in another company which they started recently called CMPM Comedy Private Limited.
  • From a dubbing artist to an actor. To a program presenter to an event host, to an event manager to a director and founder of not just one but two companies and also being a brand ambassador endorsing many brands…Suneth is surely on top of every ones hot list
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