Earlier this year, the press reported that Soundarya and industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar's marriage was on the rocks. Soundarya, 32, confirmed the news in a tweet in September, writing: "News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year and divorce talks are on."
This is what she tweeted:
News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year & divorce talks are on. I request all to respect my family's privacy.? soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) September 16, 2016
Soundarya made her debut as director with Kochadaiiyaan, which starred Deepika Padukone and Rajinikanth in lead roles. Kochadaiiyaan, India's first motion capture 3D Tamil film, was admired for the technology used in its making. Soundarya has also worked in Tamil films such as Majaa, Baba, Sandakozhi, Chandramukhi and Sivaji. She is the founder and owner of VFX studio Ocher Picture Productions.
Soundarya has been named the Animal Welfare Board of India's ambassador to the film fraternity and has also been co-opted as a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India.
Soundarya's next project is the much talked about VIP 2, starring her brother-in-law Dhanush. VIP 2 is the sequel to 2014 blockbuster Velaiyilla Pattathari and will be made in both Tamil and Telugu. Kabali producer Kalaipuli S Thanu's V Creations will back the film. Dhanush is married to Soundarya's sister Aishwaryaa. Soundarya's VIP 2 will go on floors this December.
(With PTI inputs)