Soundarya Satyanarayan (18 July 1972 – 17 April 2004) was an Indian multilingual actress and producer who predominantly worked in Telugu cinema besides 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.
Soundarya was born to industrialist and Kannada film writer-producer K. S. Satyanarayan. She discontinued her M.B.B.S. first year in Bangalore. She married G. S. Raghu who is a childhood friend and a Software Engineer. She had wide popularity and tremendous goodwill among Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and is probably the most successful actress after Mahanati Savitri in the history of Telugu cinema and is often called the "Savitri of modern Telugu cinema". She died in 2004 aircraft crash along with her brother Amarnath in Bangalore during an election campaign.