Soundarya’s career in films began in 1999, as a sketch artist in graphic design for the massive hit Padayappa. Her other works include Sivaji, Anbe Aaruyire, Sandakozhi, Chandramukhi and Chennai-28. She turned producer in 2010 with the film Goa. She then made her directorial debut with brother-in-law, Dhanush, in his production VIP 2.
It was her background as a graphic designer that eventually led to her magnum opus, and also her most expensive flop till date, Kochadaiyaan.
Her next mega project is Ponniyin Selvan, a historic novel written by the late author Kalki. She is producing the 2,400 page magnum opus as a web series on MX Player.