රූකාන්ත ගුණතිලක
Rookantha Goonatillake
Mario Glory Rookantha Goonatillake
  • Birthday : 1959 September 05

  • Rookantha was born on 5 September 1959 in Kegalle, Sri Lanka to a middle-class family. He loved music from a very young age.As a result, his parents sent him to a music teacher nearby to teach him to play the piano. He attended St. Mary's College, Kegalle for primary education. He learned music at his school, St. Anthony's College, Kandy from great musicians such as Stanley Peiris and Cyril Brown. He also did G.C.E. A/Ls after coming to the music field.
     
    Rookantha is married to singer and former actress Chandralekha Perera. They have two daughters, Raini Charuka (born 10 April 1991) and Windy (born 26 December).
     
    Rookantha once said in a radio interview that one of his music teachers at school was not that friendly and punished him several times for not using correct fingering in piano. Also, he found out that he was getting restricted to what the teacher wanted him to learn.
     
    Rookantha originally pursued a career as a composer in 1976. In 1985, he found himself without a singer to provide vocals on one of his compositions, "Bambara Pahasa." THis 'Bambara Pahasa' cassette was released on October 31, 1988. He provided the vocals himself, beginning his career as a singer. His fourth album Charuka, named after his daughter, Raini Charuka, was released in 1997. He first composed the music for Jaliya Ranatunga's collection of 12 songs where he wrote two songs.
     
    The exclusive concert of Rookantha and Chandralekha is 'Ru Sanda Rae' which means "Beauty Moon Night". The first concert was staged at the Elphinston Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 1993. To-date it has been staged in many places around the globe including Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, and the UAE. The 'Ru Sanda Rae' concert has been staged more than 300 times and still counting.
     
    The mega show of 'Rookantha-Chandralekha Live at Stadium' was held in August 2009 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Many crowds had to turn around as the tickets were sold out weeks before the concert overcrowding the Sugathadasa Stadium with over 15,000 people. Since then, the family has been traveling back and forth holding ‘Ru Sanda Rae’ concerts around the country. A special concert was held on the 11 August 2012 at 7.00 pm at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo.
     
    In 2019, he worked as a judge in the television reality show Hiru Star. However, he was assaulted by some group of people and damaged his vehicle by stating that Rookantha did not give his vote to a contestant.

    SONGS
    1Music
    ආදරේ හදේ රුවා ජීවිතේට සහනේ
    Adare Hade Ruwa

    Vocal Athula Adikari


    2LyricsMusic
    ඔබ ගාව මම ඉන්නෙමි
    Oba Gawa Mama Innemi

    Vocal Milton Mallawarachchi


    3Music
    සිතක කොහේ තිබුණාදෝ ආදරේ
    Sithaka Kohe Thibunado Adare

    Vocal Samitha Mudunkotuwa Vocal Jayasiri watareka
    4VocalMusic
    උකුළට නාවත් එදා වගේ මා පොඩි පුතු අම්මේ
    Ukulata Nawath Eda Wage


    5VocalMusic
    සුවඳ දෙන මල් වනේ බිඟුන් බැඳිලා
    Suwanda Dena Mal Wane


    6VocalMusic
    සිතින් සිනා සිසී අතැඟිලි අල්ලලා
    Sithin Sina Sisi Athagili Allala

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    7Vocal
    සෙනෙහස දෙවොලකි පුද නොහැකි (Remix)
    Senehasa Dewolaki (Remix)


    8VocalLyricsMusic
    සඳේ ඔබ ඇයිද මේ යාමේ අහස කරා නැගුණේ
    Sande Oba Eida Me Yame


    9VocalMusic
    සඳ පිනි දියේ හිම කුමරියේ ජීවිත කැලේ
    Sanda Pini Diye Hima Kumariye


    10MusicLyricsMusic
    සඳපාන වාගේ දිලෙන්නේ ඔබමයි හදේ හි රැඳෙන්නේ
    Sanda Pana Wage Dilenne


    11LyricsMusic
    ඔබ ළඟ නැති මේ සසරේ තනිකම දැනුණා අඳුරේ
    Oba Langa Nathi Me Sasare

    Vocal Gretion Jayamaha
    12Vocal
    ඔබ ළඟ නැති මේ සසරේ තනිකම දැනුණා අඳුරේ
    Oba Langa Nathi Me Sasare


    13Vocal
    Music Videoමුතු කැට වැටෙනා පෝරුව අබියස මනමාලියනේ
    Muthu Kata Watena


    14VocalLyricsMusic
    මේ දිගන්තයේ මල් වසන්තයේ
    Me Diganthaye


    15Vocal
    Music Videoමට මුළු ලොවම ඔබයි මගෙ මුළු ලොවම ඔබයි
    Mata Mulu Lowama Obai

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    16Vocal
    Music Videoමනලෝලී මනමාලියේ ඔය දැසේ කැල්මන් වෙලා
    Manaloli Manamaliye

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    17Vocal
    මද සීත නල රැල්ල දැඟලිල්ල පා (Remake)
    Mada Seetha Nala Rella (Remake)

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    18VocalMusic
    ළඳේ මුළා වී ගියා නම් එපා ඔයාගේ සිනාවන්
    Lande Mula Wee Giya Nam


    19Vocal
    කඳුළු බිඳක් මා වෙනුවෙන්
    Kandulu Bindak Ma Wenuwen


    20VocalLyricsMusic
    දේදුනු පාටයි මුහුණ ඔබේ දිදුලන සමනලියේ
    Dedunu Patai Muhuna Obe

    Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    21VocalLyricsMusic
    දවසක් දා හැන්දෑවක පොතක් බලන්නට සිතුනා
    Dawasak Da Handawaka


    22VocalLyricsMusic
    බඹර පහස ලබන මලක් දෝ
    Bambara Pahasa Labana Malak Do


    23VocalLyricsMusic
    අංගනාවෝ ගීතේ ලීවා තාලේ දැමුවා
    Anganawo


    24VocalLyricsMusic
    අනාථ මාරුතේ කුණාටු සාගරේ
    Anatha Maruthe Kunatu Sagare


    25VocalLyricsMusic
    ආදර මගෙ ජේසුනී කලකින් ඔබ අමතමී
    Adara Mage Jesuni


    26LyricsMusic
    විජිතය ආදරයේ.. ඔබමය ළඳුනි මගේ
    Vijithaya Adaraye Obamaya Laduni Mage

    Vocal Prince Udaya Priyantha


    27LyricsMusic
    රන්.. පලසේ වැතිරී ඔබ හමුවුදා
    Ran Palase Wathiri Oba Hamu Wu Da

    Vocal Athula Adikari Vocal Chandralekha Perera
    28LyricsMusic
    හද හඬලා.. සිත බිඳිලා
    Hada Handala Sitha Bindila

    Vocal Athula Adikari
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