Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SOUNDARYA

Soundarya was a  marvelous beautiful girl, born and brought up at Bangalore in Karnataka and became No.1 heroine of Tollywood  and also acted in all other south Indian languages of  Kannada,Tamil and Malayalam.She became popular throughout India by acting in an Amitabh Bachchan  Hindi film 'Sooryavanshi'.
Soundarya  holds the credit of acting with all superstars of South India.She  paired with Chiranjeevi,Nagarjuna,Venkatesh,Balakrishna,Kamal Hassan,Rajani Kanth,Ravi Chandran,Mohan Lal,Vishnu Vardhan,etc.
Soundarya was the daughter of an industrialist and writer/producer K.S.Satya Narayana .She got a chance to act in a Kannada movie 'Gandharva ' which was produced by her father's friend in 1992 while she was studying for M.B.B.S. course.She thought of taking film acting as the career when another film 'Ammoru' became a success at the box office.She was of the opinion that her roles offered in Kannada at that time  was insignificant and moved to Tollywood for a try at Telugu cinema.She received a warm welcome there and soon earned name and fame there.Her audience  had a very good impression about her and Soundarya became a household name in Andhra Pradesh.
Soundarya belonged to a Smartha Brahmin family of Astagrama Village of 'Gaaggunte' in 'Mulabagal Taluk' of kolar district.After becoming an established actress and film producer  she turned to several humanitarian services.She developed her entire native village.She formed a welfare society 'Amara Soundarya Social and Educational Trust(ASSET).Under the society she owned a school by name 'Amara Soundarya Vidyalaya'.She was maintaining an orphanage.She provided funds for several educational institutions and for other needy causes.She was always a helping hand for the poor people of the society.One year before her death,(27April 2003) she was married to her childhood friend and relative G.S.Raghu.Her husband and sister-in-law move forward with her  idealistic projects to help the needy and poor.Her brother Amarnath was also a Kannada film producer and  after the death of their  father he was taking responsibility for all her assignments.Her charity  programs were also backed up by him and he was also a characteristic  humanitarian.On April 17, 2004 Soundarya with her brother Amarnath were on their way to Andhra Pradesh for election campaign for Bharatiya Janatha Party on a  four seat Cessana 180 Aircraft.The plane crashed near Bangalore immediately after takeoff killing all on board.Soundara  and  her brother Amarnath died in that accident creating big shock and grief to all.Since she was loved very much in Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Tami Nadu and Kerala, cinema artists, technicians,well wishers and film goers especially from these states were very much touched about this accident  and the agony was severe.
Soundarya was recipient of six filmfare awards in 12 years for the films Ammoru,Anthapuram,Raja,Dweepa (Two awards as best actress and best producer),Aaptamitra.She got Karnataka State award for 'Doni Saagali' in 1999 and Nandi award was received from Andhra Pradesh Government for films Ammorau,Pavitra Bandhan, and Anthahpuram.
As a producer she was acclaimed for her film "Dweepa' in which she was the heroine and directed by Girish Kasaravally.The film earned 'Swarna Kamal' award as the best film from Karnataka State,Best actress award,and best cinematography award.Her last film 'Aaptamitra' was also a big success and super hit.
When the death occurred in 2004 she was about to produce another film by name 'Kamli'.Her sad departure is  mourned by all.
Selected Filmography
Telugu
Rikshavadu
Major
Choodalni
Vundi
Annayya
Sri Manjunatha
Super police
Pavitra Bandhan
Raja
Jayam Manadera
Devi Putrudu
Hello Brother
Azad
Rajendrudu Gajendrudu
Raja Simham
Vetagadu
Sooryudu
Rawanna,Donga alludu
Oosi Na Maradda
Ninna Premista
Premadu Velaayara
Premaku Sawagatam
Arundhati
Tommidi Nellalu
Subha Vartha
Inspector Jhansi
Prema Donga
Amma Naa Kodala
Eshwar Allah
Naga Devatha
Bengaru Baava
Ammoru
Moodu Mukkalate
Saddukku Podam Randi
Priyaragalu
Pelli Peetalu
Anthapuram
Chilka Patcha Kapuram
Top Hero
No.1
Bhale BulloduPuttinti Gouravam


Sri Ramulayya
Rayudu
Postman
Siva Shankar
Adipathi
Madam
Kondaveeti
Mea Enti


Narasimha
Arunachalam
Seethayya
Gelupu
Swethaagu
Adapaduchu
Aropranam
Kannada
Ninna Tangi
Toogure Krishnana
Gandharva
Aryabata
Doni Saagli
Baa Nanna
Preethisu
Sipayi
Naga Devata
Sri Manjunatha
Nannu Nanna hendatru
Vijaya Deshmi
Sri Renuka Devi
Swetha Naragera
Dweepa
Apthamitra
Tamil
Ponnumani
Thavasi
Arunachalam
Kathala Kathala
Anthapuram
Padayappa
Muthukalai
Senapathi
Chokka Thangam
Ivan
Mathumathi
Malayalam
Yathrakkarude Sradhakku
Kilichundan Mampazham
Hindi
Soorya Vansham

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