Samantha Ruth Prabhu Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Samantha Ruth Prabhu (formerly Akkineni; born 28 April 1987) is an Indian actress who mainly works in Telugu and Tamil film industries. She is a recipient of several awards, including four Filmfare Awards South, six South Indian International Movie Awards and two Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards. She has established herself as one of the leading actresses in Telugu and Tamil cinema.
Samantha worked part-time on modeling assignments while pursuing a degree in commerce. She soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award. Samantha then became the second actress ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric Telugu and Tamil films, earning box office success with films including Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) and AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014). Her work in the film A Aa (2016) also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award, while her next films Theri (2016), 24 (2016), Mersal (2017), Rangasthalam (2018), and Mahanati (2018) also were commercially successful. She won further critical acclaim for her roles in 2019 releases, Super Deluxe, Majili, Oh! Baby and for her only 2020 film, Jaanu.
Alongside her acting career, Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. At the same time, she also started her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, to provide medical support for women and children in 2012. She donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches, and inauguration events to support the foundation. She has founded and owns the women’s clothing brand Saaki. Samantha married actor Naga Chaitanya in 2017, who announced their separation in October 2021.
She is set to make her Hollywood debut with Arrangements of Love, a Philip John directorial.
Samantha was born on 28 April 1987 to a Telugu father, Joseph Prabhu and a Malayali mother, Ninette Prabhu from Alappuzha, Kerala. She was brought up in Pallavaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as the youngest child of the family, with two elder brothers Jonathan and David, whilst becoming fluent in the Tamil language. Despite her mixed regional background, she has cited herself as a Tamilian. As a part of her education, Samantha was schooled at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and then completed a degree in commerce at 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.
Samantha suffered from an extended period of illness in 2012, which saw her having to opt out of big film projects and take a two-month break from acting. She suffered from an immunity disorder and then had a further setback after her body did not respond well to antibiotics. She began dating actor Naga Chaitanya in 2010 after appearing in the film Ye Maaya Chesave. The pair were engaged in a ceremony in Hyderabad on 29 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, and became a member of the Akkineni family. She then started using her married name, Samantha Akkineni. On 31 July 2021, she removed her surname “Akkineni” from her social media handles which led to speculations of her separation with Naga Chaitanya. Later, on 2 October 2021, they announced their separation and eventual divorce.
On 28 September 2020, Samantha became the founder of the women’s clothing brand Saaki.
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Samantha has a signed a mythological film in 2020 titled Shaakuntalam, directed by Gunasekhar, where she will be seen as Shakuntala. In November 2021, she was cast in Arrangements of Love directed by Philip John, marking her international debut. She signed a film with debutant director, Shantaruban, produced by Dream Warrior Pictures. She also has a pan-India film titled Yashoda, produced by Sridevi Movies, which started filming on 6 December 2021. It will be released on August 12, 2022. On 21 April 2022, she announced her film with Vijay Deverakonda with director Shiva Nirvana, marking her second collaboration with both of them. The film was launched in Hyderabad and is set in a Kashmir backdrop. It’s tentatively titled as VD11.
Samantha made her television debut in 2020 by hosting an episode Telugu-language reality television series Bigg Boss 4 as part of a special episode. She received praise for her work in the series. Later, in the same year she once again hosted a talk show Sam Jam that streamed on Aha.
In 2021, Samantha starred in the second season of Hindi web-series The Family Man, marking her web debut. She played the role of the main antagonist Raji, a rebel leader from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
|2010||Ye Maaya Chesave||Jessie Thekkekuttu|
|2011||Nadunisi Naaygal||Asylum patient|
|2012||Ekk Deewana Tha||Samantha|
|Eega / Naan Ee||Bindu||Telugu|
|Neethaane En Ponvasantham||Nithya Vasudevan||Tamil|
|Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu||Nithya Yelavarthi||Telugu|
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Geetha|
|Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||Herself||Tamil|
|2014||Manam||Krishnaveni and Priya|
|10 Endrathukulla||Shakila and Gadgi Moi||Tamil|
|2016||Bangalore Naatkal||Grace Francis|
|A Aa||Anasuya Ramalingam||Telugu|
|2017||Raju Gari Gadhi 2||Amrutha|
|Irumbu Thirai||Dr. Rathi Devi||Tamil|
|Seemaraja||Sudhanthira Selvi (Silambu Selvi)||Tamil|
|Oh! Baby||B. Swathi “Baby”||Telugu|
|Manmadhudu 2||Architecture student||Telugu|
|2020||Jaanu||Janaki “Jaanu” Devi|
|2021||Pushpa: The Rise||—|
|2022||Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal||Khatija Begum|
|2020||Bigg Boss Season 4||Host||Telugu||Star Maa|
|2020–2021||Sam Jam||Aha||Web talk-show|
|2021||The Family Man: Season 2||Rajalekshmi “Raji” Sekharan||Hindi||Amazon Prime Video|