Soundarya Sathyanarayana (18 July 1972 – 17 April 2004) was an Indian actress and producer who worked predominantly in Telugu films and few Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films in lead roles.In 2002, she received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film as producer for the Kannada film Dweepa.
She received two Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Actress, several Filmfare Awards South and the Nandi Awards for her performances in films such as Ammoru (1994), Anthapuram (1998), Raja (1999), Dweepa (2002) and Aaptamitra (2004).
At the peak of her career, Soundarya died in an aircraft crash near Bangalore on 17 April 2004, when she was on her way to Andhra Pradesh to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Soundarya's first movie was the Kannada movie Gandharva in 1992, produced and directed by Hamsalekha.
In the same year, she entered Telugu movies ("Tollywood") through the movie Raithu Bharatham opposite Krishna.