Soundarya was an actress who won many hearts in her lifetime.
Basics on Soundarya
Soundarya was born as Soumya on 17th July 1971 in Kolar, Karnataka, India. Her father was K.S.Satyanarayan, a film writer and her brother Amarnath managed her career. She was in her first year MBBS when she got her first movie offer.
She was married to a software engineer G.S.Raghu in 2003. He was also her maternal uncle.
She died in a plane crash in Bangalore along with her brother when she was heading to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In her memory, the Amara Soundarya Social and Educational Trust as well as the Amara Soundarya Vidyalaya were set up.
Soundraya started her career with a Kannada movie Gandharva (1992) but thereafter was seen mostly in Telugu movies.
Her performance was appreciated in movies like Ammoru (1994), Anthapuram (1998), Raja (1999), Dweepa (2002) and Aaptamitra (2004).
She also acted in a Hindi movie with Amitabh Bachchan called Suryavansham (1999).
She produced the Girish Kasaravalli movie Dweepa which went on to win the Swarna Kamal Award.