The famous Kannada and Telugu actress Soundarya died in an air crash on Saturday morning near Bangalore. The helicopter in which she was traveling with three others her brother Amar, BJP member Ramesh and the pilot Jose died on the spot when the copter belonging to Agni Aviation soon after take off developed fire and burst hitting on the earth near Jakkur airport in the vicinities of GKVK campus. All the four bodies were burnt and it is difficult to identify.
The Karnataka Chief Minister S.M.Krishna, BJP leader Aananthkumar, producer H.N.Maruthi came rushing to the spot.
Soundarya the Karnataka state best actress award winner for Dhoni Sagali & in 1998-99 made her beginning in films 15 years ago. Then K.S.Soumya daughter of K.Sathyanarayana a journalist made her first presence in Gandharva Kannada film. After six films in Kannada she signed Telugu films and found success in No.1 opposite veteran Krishna and Halo Brother opposite Nagarjuna. Both were box office hits. Soundarya did not turn back after two hits in Telugu. She continued to act in Telugu films for a long period and starred in films of Rajanikanth, Kamal Hassan, Venkatesh, Karthik, Prabhu and others. She became the supreme of Telugu films and acquired the top position in the industry. Her foray into Telugu films gave her fame and money. Soundarya bagged Nandi award given by Andhra Pradesh Government for Pavithram Bandham and Ananthapuram Telugu films.
Two years ago Soundarya became a producer too. Dweepa Kannada film produced by Soundarya based on Na Dsouza novel. Girish Kasaravalli directed this national award winning that got international recognition. Some of the Kannada films Soundarya acted are Vijayakranthi, Nanna Thangi, Baa Nanna Preethisuve, Thooguve Krishnana, Sipayi, Aryabhata, Sri Manjunatha and others.
She had signed a Kannada film Aptha Mithra opposite superstar Vishnuvardhana (the first film with superstar) and the film was half way through.
Soundaryas brother Amar who also got killed in the air crash was the over all in charge of Soundarya assignments.
Soundarya got married a year ago in Bangalore.