Samantha Ruth Prabhu now known as Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. She was born in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India(present-day Chennai).
Samantha started her career as a model while studying in college. She worked with Naidu Hall, through which she was first spotted by filmmaker Ravi Varman. Soon she made her acting debut in 2010. She made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award for this movie.
Samantha Akkineni has gained much popularity on Social Media Platforms. She is quite popular on social media. She has around 14.4M followers on Instagram. Besides Instagram she is also very popular on Twitter. She has around 8.5M followers on Twitter.
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|Real Name||Samantha Ruth Prabhu|
|Nick Name||Samantha Akkineni|
|Date Of Birth||April 28, 1987|
|Birth Place||Madras, Tamil Nadu, India|
Samantha Akkineni Career
- Samantha Akkineni worked part-time on modelling assignments while pursuing her degree in commerce.
- Samantha began her professional film career with Gautham Menon’s Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010).
- Her next release was the romantic drama, Baana Kaathadi (2010), opposite Adharvaa.
- Her next release was Ravi Varman’s Moscowin Kavery (2010), originally the first film she began work on. The shooting for the film began in August 2007.
- Samantha then appeared in Vamsi Paidipally’s Telugu film Brindaavanam (2010) in which she had a supporting role alongside NTR Jr and Kajal Aggarwal.
- Then she featured in the big budget Telugu film, Dookudu (2012) alongside Mahesh Babu, which became one of the most successful Telugu films of all time.
- She also featured in S. S. Rajamouli’s live action Telugu-Tamil bilingual project Eega (2012).
- After that she has appeared in numerous films including Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), Jabardasth (2013), Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Manam (2014), Autonagar Surya (2014), Alludu Seenu (2014), Rabhasa (2014), Anjaan (2014), Kaththi (2014) and S/O Satyamurthy(2015).
- She also featured in dual role as a part of Vijay Milton’s road film, 10 Endrathukulla (2015), where she appeared alongside Vikram.
- Samantha subsequently won positive reviews for her role and performance in Velraj’s Thanga Magan, where she featured opposite Dhanush.
- In 2018, she had a successful venture with Rangasthalam which went on to be the all-time Telugu Blockbuster only behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Baahubali: The Beginning.
Samantha Akkineni Age, Height, Weight
Samantha Akkineni’s age is 33 years. Samantha’s height is 5 feet 5 inches and weight 53 kg. Her eye and hair colour is Hazel Brown and Black respectively. Her body measurements are 34-26-34.
Samantha Akkineni Family
Samantha Akkineni was born on April 28, 1987 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Her father’s name is Joseph Prabhu and her mother’s name is Ninette. She also has 2 elder brothers named Jonathan and David.
Samantha Akkineni Married Life & Boyfriend
Samantha Akkineni is Married. She is married to actor Naga Chaitanya. The couple were engaged in a ceremony in Hyderabad during January 2017. She got married in Goa as per traditional Hindu customs on 6 October 2017 and then by Christian customs on 7 October 2017. She has also dated actor Siddharth.
Some Interesting and Unknown Facts About Samantha Akkineni
- Samantha did her schooling from Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.
- She has a degree in commerce which she pursued from Stella Maris College, Chennai.
- Towards the end of her undergraduate degree she became involved in modelling, notably working with Naidu Hall, through which she was first spotted by filmmaker Ravi Varman.
- In the year 2012, she won the Best Actress awards for both the Tamil and Telugu film industries for her performances in Neethane En Ponvasantham and Eega. Samantha became the second ever actress to achieve the feat.
- She has been praised by many journals throughout her career.
- For her role in Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), Sify praised Samantha as a “scene-stealer” and her beauty as “alluring”, adding, “she was the girl to watch out for”. Jeevi from Idlebrain.com, wrote that “Samantha’s debut is one of the best heroine debuts in Telugu cinema” and noted that the “minute expressions she gave spoke volumes about her”, whilst labelling the film as a “classic”.
- Samantha is recipient of four filmfare Awards. She received most of the awards for her performance in the film Neethaane En Ponvasantham and Eega.
- Samantha Akkineni’s favourite actors are Dhanush, Suriya and Rajnikanth.
- Her favourite actress is Audrey Hepburn.
- Her favourite directors are Mani Ratnam and Woody Allen.
- Samantha’s favourite TV show is American’s The West Wing.
- She likes reading and her favourite book is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
- Her favourite travel destination London.
Samantha Akkineni’s Salary and Net Worth
Samantha Akkineni has a net worth of $10 Million USD. Her income comes mainly from her Acting and brand endorsement. She endorses brands like Myntra and Louis Vuitton.
Samantha Akkineni is very fond of Acting. Her favourite foods are Sushi, Sweet pongal, Dairy milk chocolate and Paalakova. She also likes Travelling and her favourite destination is London. Samantha also likes doing Workout.