Soundarya

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For the director, see Soundarya Rajinikanth.
Soundarya
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Native name ಸೌಮ್ಯ
Born Sowmya
(1976-07-18)18 July 1976
Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Died April 17, 2004(2004-04-17) (aged 27)
Bengaluru, India
Years active 1992–2004
Spouse(s) G. S. Raghu (m.2003-2004)

Soundarya (18 July 1976 - 17 April 2004) born as Sowmya was a popular Indian film actress who appeared in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bollywood films in lead roles. She was a much sought-after star in the 1990s and acted in more than 100 films, most of them in Telugu.[1] She produced movies in the later phase of her career and won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Feature Film Dweepa. She had won six Filmfare Awards South.

Film career[edit]

Soundarya, daughter of senior film writer, industrialist K.S. Satyanarayan entered cinema through the film Gandarva in 1992. Her first Telugu film was 'Manavarali Pelli' with Harish[2] Soundarya acted in one Hindi film, Sooryavansham. She also acted in Tamil films, such as Arunachalam and Padayappa alongside Rajinikanth, Kaadhala Kaadhala alongside Kamal Haasan and others. She produced and acted in the Kannada film Dweepa. Her last film was the Kannada film Apthamitra, a run away hit with Vishnuvardhan. This film also won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress posthumously in 2004. She received 6 film-fare awards in a span of 12 years for the following movies: Ammoru (1994), Anthapuram (1998), Raja (1999), Dweepa (2002), Aaptamitra (2004).[1][3]

Death[edit]

Soundarya died in an aircraft crash near Bangalore on April 17, 2004 when she was on her way to Andhra Pradesh to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming elections.[4][5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1992 Gandharva Kannada
1992 Baa Nanna Preethisu Kannada
1992 Manavarali Pelli Telugu Soundarya
1993 Nanna Thangi Kannada
1993 Ponnumani Tamil Chinthamani
1993 Rajendrudu Gajendrudu Telugu Lalitha
1993 Amma Naa Kodala Telugu Neelima
1993 Number One Telugu Soundarya
1993 Mayalodu Telugu Sree
1993 Inspector Jhansi Telugu
1993 Asalae Pellaina Vanni Telugu
1993 Donga Alludu Telugu
1994 Thooguve Krishnana Kannada
1994 Madam Telugu
1994 Hello Brother Telugu Ooha
1994 Allari Premikudu Telugu Jhansi
1994 Top Hero Telugu
1994 Super Police Telugu Bharathi
1994 Priyaragalu Telugu
1995 Amma Donga Telugu
1995 Muthu Kaalai Tamil Poonjolai
1995 Rikshavodu Telugu
1995 Jagadekaveerudu Telugu
1995 Ammoru Telugu Bhavani Nandi Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Dubbed in Tamil as Amman
1995 Bhale Bullodu Telugu
1995 Amma Naa Kodala Telugu
1995 Peddarayudu Telugu
1995 Chilakapacha Kapuram Telugu
1995 Raja Simham Telugu
1995 Vetagadu Telugu
1995 Balaraju Bangaru Pellam Telugu
1996 Pavithra Bandham Telugu Radha Nandi Award for Best Actress
1996 Maa Voori Maraju Telugu
1996 Ramudochadu Telugu
1996 Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu Telugu Seeta
1996 Puttinti Gowravam Telugu
1996 Maa Inti Adapadachu Telugu
1996 Sipayi Kannada
1996 Senathipathi Tamil Aishwarya
1996 Prema Pranayam Telugu
1997 Pellichesukundam Telugu Shanti
1997 Adirindi Guru Telugu
1997 Taraka Ramudu Telugu
1997 Maa Aayana Bangaram Telugu
1997 Oosi Na Maradala Telugu
1997 Aaro Pranam Telugu
1997 Arunachalam Tamil Vedhavalli
1998 Choodalani Vundi Telugu Padmavathi
1998 Pelli Peetalu Telugu
1998 Sri Ramulayya Telugu
1998 Sooryudu Telugu
1998 Doni Saagali Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1998 Anthapuram Telugu/Tamil Bhanumati Nandi Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1998 Jagadeka Veerudu Telugu
1998 Thambulalu Telugu
1998 Dongata Telugu
1998 Subha Vaartha Telugu
1998 Rayudu Telugu
1998 Kaathala Kaathala Tamil Sundari
1999 Raja Telugu Anjali Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1999 Aryabhata Kannada
1999 Anaganaga O Ammayi Telugu
1999 Arundhati Telugu
1999 Premaku Velayara Telugu Madhavi and Malathi
1999 Manavudu Danavudu Telugu
1999 Padayappa Tamil Vasundra
1999 Naanu Nanna Hendthiru Kannada
1999 Sooryavansham Hindi Radha Singh
1999 Mayadari Mosagadu Telugu
2000 Annayya Telugu Devi
2000 Jayam Manade Raa Telugu Uma
2000 Azad Telugu Anjali
2000 Devi Putrudu Telugu
2000 Ninne Premistha Telugu
2000 Moodu Mukkalata Telugu
2000 Ravanna Telugu
2000 Mannavaru Chinnavaru Tamil
2000 Naga Devatha Kannada/Telugu
2000 Postman Telugu
2001 Sri Manjunatha Kannada/Telugu Katyayini
2001 Eduruleni Manishi Telugu
2001 Sarduku Podam Randi Telugu
2001 Naa Manasisthaa Raa Telugu
2001 9 Nelalu Telugu Savitri
2001 Adhipati Telugu
2001 Eshwar Allah Telugu
2001 Pedamma Talli Telugu
2001 Thavasi Tamil Priyadarshini
2001 Kalisi Naduddam Telugu
2002 Kondaveeti Simhasanam Telugu
2002 Premaku Swagatham Telugu
2002 Yathrakarude Sradhakku Malayalam Jyothi
2002 Gelupu Telugu
2002 Ivan Tamil Dikshanya
2003 Chokka Thangam Tamil
2003 Prema Donga Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
2003 Seethayya Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
2003 Kilichundan Mampazham Malayalam Amina
2003 Dweepa Kannada Nagi Also as producer
National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada
2004 Siva Shankar Telugu Posthumously released
2004 Shwetha Naga/ Swetha Nagu Kannada / Telugu Posthumously released
2004 Madhumathi Tamil
2004 Apthamitra Kannada Ganga / Nagavalli Posthumously released
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada (Posthumous)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pandya, Haresh (2004-05-10). "Soundarya". Online edition (The Guardian). Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ Kumar, Ch Sushil (1998-03-28). "Child, woman, star". Interview (Rediff.com). Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "International Film Festival of India-2002". Pib.nic.in. 2002-09-26. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Indian Actress Soundarya Dies in Plane Crash". online edition (Voice of America news). 2004-04-17 899006685. Retrieved 2009-06-20.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Hemant Raj, Ashwin (2005-04-17). "Soundarya dies in plane crash". Times of India. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  6. ^ Press Trust of India (2004-04-17). "Soundarya killed in plane crash. its a tragedy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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