Thursday, April 26, 2007

Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam film actress: Soundarya

Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam film actress: Soundarya
Soundarya (July 17, 1971 - April 17, 2004) was a film actress in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films. She had a successful career of 12 years as heroine in films until her death in a plane crash near Bangalore. She acted in more than 100 films.

She was born Soumya in Bangalore. Her father Satyanarayana was a producer and director in Kannada films. Soumya acted in her first film while she was at high school. She was offered a role in the film Gandarva (1992) by her father's friend, while she was studying in her first year of MBBS. She discontinued her studies after the film became successful.

She moved onto Telugu films where she achieved popularity and success. She has also acted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and one Hindi film Sooryavansham opposite Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

She also produced and acted in a Kannada film Dweepa, with Girish Kasaravalli as director. The film won host of National awards including Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) given for best film of the year and the Best Actress award for Soundarya. It also won Karnataka state awards for Best Actress, Best Film and Best Cinematography and was featured in five international film festivals. Soundarya died on April 17, 2004 when the four-seater plane Cessna 180 caught fire immediately after take off. She was on her way to Andhra Pradesh to campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party for the elections. Her brother, Amarnath, a producer of Kannada films, also died in the accident. Her last film was the immensely successful Kannada film, Aaptamitra.
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