Indian actress. Name variations: Saundarya. Born Sowmya, July 18, 1972, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India; killed in plane crash near Bangalore, April 17, 2004; dau. of Satyanarayana (producer-director); m. Raghu Sridhar (software engineer), April 2003.
Made film debut in Gandharva (1992); made more than 90 movies in her 12-year career, acting in the south Indian languages of Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam (majority of her hits were in Telugu); produced the Kannada film Dweepa (2002), for which she won the national award for Best Actor.
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