The principal family court judge Maria Clatta formalised the separation, after Soundarya and her estranged businessman-husband Ashwin stood firm on their resolve to end the marriage.
For about seven months now, the divorce proceedings had been happening before the court without any show of adversity. It was smooth, as the decision was mutual. The terms of settlement, however, is not known.
The couple, married on September 3, 2010, has a four year old boy, and nothing has been revealed about either the custody or visiting rights of the parents on the child.
Lawyers privy to the divorce proceedings said the couple had been living separately for about seven months now, and their misunderstanding over various issues reached a point of no return earlier than that.
Though initially the news of marital discord was being denied by both Soundarya and Ashwin, the fact that Soundarya kept saying that she always felt proud to identify herself as 'Soundarya Rajinikanth', triggered debate over the status of their marriage.
They later came out in the open about the ongoing case, and appeared in court together. The separate proceedings were smooth and without much ado.