Udaya Soundari // Udaya Soundari(Udaya Soundari)

Udaya had her first break in media through Vasantham Star 2007 where she had participated as a contestant. Though she failed to win the competition, Udaya branched out to other areas such as hosting and acting and thus has carved a path for herself in local Indian television. The versatility of this multi faceted artiste has earned her 3 nominations for this year's Pradhana Vizha; Best Actress for Appa, Best Host Variety for Vasantham Café and Most Popular Female Personality.

Udaya was first introduced to acting by producer Ram Murugaes in Mudivu and was then given her first opportunity to host in Dhool 2008 by producer Mr. Kalaiselvan, who was also a judge in Vasantham 2007 and had commented that she had "a face for TV." It's no surprise that Udaya has indeed become a household name and a popular personality. When asked whom she looks up to and enjoyed watching on TV as her kid, Udaya was quick in coming up with a long list of names. This includes, Vadi PVSS, Vickneswary, Elamaran, Janeni and many more; all of whom she admired because of their wittiness and sense of humour.

Udaya is humbled to be the only personality with the highest nominations and is happy to know that her work is well received and appreciated not only by the viewers but by the judging panel as well. She added that she hopes to do better and deliver memorable performances with her pursuit of a degree in Theatre studies. When asked which category she would like to win, "Best Host definitely! Hosting is something that I really enjoy and my onscreen personality is who I really am. So even if I don't win the award this year I hope to be nominated in the same category in future and win it as well!"