Birth Name : Soumya
Birth Date : July 18, 1976
Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Birth Place : Kolar, Karnataka, India
Nationality : Indian
Hair Color : Black
Eye Color : Black
Father : K.S. Satyanarayan (Senior Film Writer, Industrialist)
Mother : Manjula
Brother : Amarnath (Producer)
Husband : G. S. Raghu (Software Professional)
Debut Movie : Kannada – Gandharva (1992),
Death Date : April 17, 2004
Death Place : Jakkur airfield, Bangalore, India
Cause of Death : Airplane crash.
Soundarya occupies a prominent place in the telugu film industry. With her glamour and hard working. She had also has the potential to increase the market with her performance and the characters she portrays in her films. Her career graph has a steady rise since her debut with an upcoming hero like Harish, she has also acted with top heroes like Chiranjeevi, Amitabh and Rajnikanth. She is also the actress to get the most number of awards in the telugu industry.‘Soundarya’s mother tongue is Kannada. Her father Satyanarayana who was in Kannada film industry introduced her to telugu films. She changed her name from Saumya to Soundarya. Her debut film ‘Rythu Bharatam’ is produced by Maharathi but ‘Manamaralu Pelli’ was released first and is considered her debut movie. She exposed in the film, danced in rain, did kissing scene but later she stood firm on her decision of not exposing. She kept her word and through her performance she carved a niche for herself, and the market for her films too expanded. She earned a name for herself when Amani retired from films.Except for the row about giving single date to two producers which went to the producers council she has a quite good name for herself. She has done both glamorous roles as well as performance oriented roles doing more of the latter category inspite of being a Kannadiga she has given brilliant performances in telugu films. She mixed well with the telugu people and made place in their hearts. Her movies ‘Pavitra Bandham’, ‘Ammoru’, ‘Pelli Chesukundam’, ‘Sriramulayya’, and a stunning performance in ‘Raja’ earned her lots of fame and appreciation.As her film ‘Arundathi’ flopped which was a woman oriented film it seemed that it is mandatory to have a hero in a film. Krantikumar of ‘Arundathi’ fame presently doing ‘ 9 Neralu’ with her which might be a hit, besides giving Soundarya a reason to smile.
She is the only heroine who acted with all superstars of South Indian cinema but died in a most unfortunate plane crash near Jakkur aerodrome. She was flying to Karim Nagar (Andrapradesh) for BJP candidate Vidya Sagar Rao’s election campaign. Soundrya’s brother Amarnath and BJP youth leader Ramesh were there in the ill-fated Cessna that caught fire soon after its takeoff at 11.15 a.m. and crash-landed into GKVK campus. Plane busted off after a few minutes of the crash, All three plus the pilot Joy Philip were charred completely on the spot to an extent of unrecognizable condition . Couple of people nearby rushed to the burning aircraft to rescue the trapped victims but the plane busted off injuring even them and they are being treated in the hospital.This mini plane Cessna belonging to Agni Aviation was of 1955 model and received safety certificate till June 2004 . And Joy was not a seasoned pilot. He had 380 hours of flying experience where it requires at least 240 hrs of flying experience to get a commercial license. Private planes play a major role during elections and its very important to make sure about its working condition as VVIPs fly in these.
Soundarya, daughter of senior film writer, industrialist K.S. Satyanarayan was born and brought up in Bangalore. She entered the glamour world through film Gandarva. She was the only heroine who acted with all super stars of South India namely Ravichandran, Vishnuvardhan, Rajanikanth, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Hasan, Mummutti, Mohan Lal and whats more, even with Amitabh Bachchan (Suryavamsh). Though hailed from Bangalore, she throb the hearts of many through Telugu films. She got many awards and accolades for her performance. Karnataka State Award in 1998-99 (Doni Saagali) Nandi Award given by Andra Pradesh Government (Pavitra Bandhanam and Ananthapuram). Not just as an actress but was also a producer Soundrya’s film Dweepa directed by Girish Kasaravalli bagged the Swarna Kamal award. Naanu Nanna Hendteeru, Sipayi, Aryabhata, Nagadevate and Dweepa are some of her Kannada films. Her new film Shwetanaga is due for release and shooting her latest film Apta Mitra of Dwarakish production was completed a few days back informed Giri Dwarakish while talking to us today. After the death of her father, her brother Amarnath looked after all her assignments Unfortunately both sister and brother died in this accident. Soundarya was married to a software professional G S Raghu an year back in 2003 and many didn’t know that she was an MBBS graduate!
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