Soundararaja did Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and worked abroad in places as Singapore, London, and Dubai. His lifetime desire to get into cinemas brought him to Chennai.
Soundararaja spent the few lakhs he earned abroad in making short films. After many struggles movie ‘Sundarapandiyan’ has proved beginning for wonderful life in cine field, says Soundararaja.
Movie ‘Sundarapandiyan’ starring Sasikumar is running successfully in theaters. Soundararaja does Paranjothi, one among friends of Sasikumar in the movie.
When asked about how he received the chance, Soundararaja replied:-
‘I like Sasikumar very much. An instinct used to tell me there is some relationship between me and Sasikumar. I went to several companies requesting for chance. I came to know about movie ‘Sundarapandiyan’ and went to the company’s production office. I met director Prabhakaran and requested for chance. He said that I would not fit in. Moreover story revolves around Usilampatti, Madurai, he said. You speak in English. I do not know whether you would get that slang.’
‘But I did not relent. Surprise is that I am from Usilampatti. I went to my native place and made a short film with delivery of Usilampatti slang. I handed over that to Prabhakaran. He liked it the instant he saw it. He told me that I am in the movie.
‘Later, producer Sasikumar and Ashok Kumar saw it and Okayed me. Now, I feel my instinct is true.’
‘As the movie was released, Sasikumar appreciated me. He told me that both of us could do movies in future. I am doing Sasikumar’s friend in movie ‘Kuttipuli’.’
‘My whole life should be in cinemas. I desire to be a good actor… and earn name as good actor. I am an actor… and I would fully expose if it requires. I like Kamal and Ajith very much. Both are reasons for my coming into cine field. Both should call me and say that I have done well. That is my desire…’