Late Soundarya was one of the most gorgeous and talented actresses of the South Indian cinema. She was one of the most successful and versatile actresses the South Indian film industry ever saw, after Savitri. Her life in the movie biz started at a very young age in 1992. The actress passed away on this fateful day, the 17th of April, in 2004, in an accident. The Telugu film industry is forever indebted to her for her fantastic work.
Soundarya was not only known for her masterpieces, but also her generous heart. She established three schools for orphan children during her successful run as an actress. Her works in Telugu, Rajendrudu Gajendrudu, Amma Naa Kodala, Ammoru, Pavithra Bandham, Arunachalam, Choodalani Vundi and Dongata, left a lasting impression on the audience.
Though young, Soundarya was very successful in her career. She won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2002, two Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Actress and several Filmfare Awards South and Nandi Awards for her performance in films such as Ammoru (1994,) Anthapuram (1998,) Raja (1999,) Dweepa (2002) and Aaptamitra (2004.) She was at the peak of her career when she passed away in an airplane crash. The plane crashed in the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the University of Agricultural Sciences and she lost her life on the spot.
It has been close to 15 years since Soundarya passed away, but the actress continues to live in the hearts of the audience to date.