Samantha Akkineni Wiki Age Husband Caste Family Biography

Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress, mainly works in Telugu & Tamil film industry. She is a cute, stylish & talented actress. Checkout more about Samantha Akkineni wiki, age, husband, family, daughter & son, Caste, biography details here.

Samantha Akkineni
Samantha Ruth Akkineni

Wiki/Biography

Samantha Akkineni (Samantha Ruth Prabhu) was born on 28 April 1987 (age 31 years) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to  Joseph Prabhu and Ninette. She has two brothers Jonathan, David Prabhu.

Samantha's parents
Samantha’s parents

According to media reports, Samantha dated Siddharth Suryanarayan for 2 to 3 years.

Samantha dated Siddharth Suryanarayan
Samantha with Siddharth Suryanarayan

She began dating actor Naga Chaitanya in 2015 and the pair were engaged in a ceremony in Hyderabad during January 2017. She got married as per Hindu traditional customs on 6 October 2017 and then by Christian customs on 7 October 2017

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Samantha with Husband Naga Chaitanya
Samantha with Husband Naga Chaitanya

*Naga Chaitanya is the elder son of Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Physical Appearance

Samantha Akkineni is 5 ft 5 inches (165 cm) tall and weighs over 55 Kg. Her Body Measurements are 34-26-34 Inches.  She’s shoe size 8 and dress size 4. She has black color hair and Hazel Brown color eyes. Her zodiac sign Taurus.

School & Career

Samantha Akkineni brought up in Chennai and did her schooling from Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. She completed her Degree in Commerce 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
Samantha began her professional film career with Gautham Menon’s Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010). Ye Maaya Chesave fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award. Samantha’s next release was the romantic drama, Baana Kaathadi (2010), opposite Adharvaa.

Samantha first movie
Samantha first movie

Samantha featured in the big budget Telugu film, Dookudu (2012) alongside Mahesh Babu, which became one of the most successful Telugu films of all time. 

Samantha first movie with Mahesh Babu
Samantha first movie with Mahesh Babu

Samantha next featured in S. S. Rajamouli’s live action Telugu-Tamil bilingual project Eega (2012), portraying a micro artist who runs a NGO and takes revenge for the murder of her lover. The film went on to become a large commercial success, grossing more than Rs. 1.25 billion, and went on to be dubbed in several foreign and Indian languages.

Eega Movie
Eega Movie Poster

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.
The romantic comedy film Jabardasth (2013), in which she portrayed a wedding planner, became a commercial failure. Samantha then starred alongside Pawan Kalyan in the family drama, Attarintiki Daredi (2013), which emerged as the highest-grossing Telugu film upon release.

Attarintiki Daredi
Attarintiki Daredi

Samantha also featured in three high-profile Telugu films during 2016; while Srikanth Addala’s family drama Brahmotsavam opposite Mahesh Babu was a box office failure, her role in Trivikram Srinivas’s romantic comedy, A Aa alongside Nithiin, won her critical and commercial acclaim.

A Aa movie
A Aa movie 

Movie List

TitleYearRole(s)DirectorLanguage(s)
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa2010NandiniGautham MenonTamil
Ye Maaya Chesave2010JessieGautham MenonTelugu
Baana Kaathadi2010PriyaBadri VenkateshTamil
Moscowin Kavery2010KaveryRavi VarmanTamil
Brindavanam2010InduVamsi PaidipallyTelugu
Nadunisi Naaygal2011Asylum patientGautham MenonTamil
Dookudu2011PrashanthiSrinu VaitlaTelugu
Ekk Deewana Tha2012SamanthaGautham MenonHindi
Eega2012BinduS. S. RajamouliTelugu
Naan Ee2012BinduS. S. RajamouliTamil
Neethaane En Ponvasantham2012Nithya VasudevanGautham MenonTamil
Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu2012Nithya YelavarthyGautham MenonTelugu
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu2013GeethaSrikanth AddalaTelugu
Jabardasth2013ShreyaB. V. Nandini ReddyTelugu
Something Something2013Sundar C.Telugu
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru2013Tamil
Attarintiki Daredi2013SashiTrivikram SrinivasTelugu
Ramayya Vasthavayya2013AkarshaHarish ShankarTelugu
Manam2014Krishnaveni and PriyaVikram KumarTelugu
Autonagar Surya2014SirishaDeva KattaTelugu
Alludu Seenu2014AnjaliV. V. VinayakTelugu
Anjaan2014JeevaN. LingusamyTamil
Rabhasa2014InduSantosh SrinivasTelugu
Kaththi2014AnkithaAR MurugadossTamil
S/O Satyamurthy2015SameeraTrivikram SrinivasTelugu
10 Endrathukulla2015Shakila and Gadgi MoiVijay MiltonTamil
Thanga Magan2015YamunaVelrajTamil
Bangalore Naatkal2016GraceBhaskarTamil
Theri2016MithraAtleeTamil
242016SathyaVikram KumarTamil
Brahmotsavam2016MithraSrikanth AddalaTelugu
A Aa2016Anasuya RamalingamTrivikram SrinivasTelugu
Janatha Garage2016BujjiKoratala SivaTelugu
Raju Gari Gadhi 22017AmruthaOhmkarTelugu
Mersal2017TaraAtleeTamil
Rangasthalam**2018TBASukumarTelugu
Irumbu Thirai**2018Rathi DeviP. S. MithranTamil
Super Deluxe**2018VaembuThiagarajan KumararajaTamil
Mahanati**2018JamunaNag AshwinTelugu
Nadigaiyar Thilagam**2018Tamil
Mahanati**2018Malayalam
Untitled film**2018TBAPonramTamil

Award List

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2011CineMAA AwardsBest Female DebutYe Maaya ChesaveWon
58th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
Best Female DebutWon
Nandi AwardsSpecial Jury AwardWon
TSR TV9 Film AwardsBest HeroineNominated
5th Vijay AwardsBest Debut ActressBaana KaathadiNominated
201259th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguDookuduNominated
1st South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2013Vikatan AwardsBest ActressNeethaane En PonvasanthamWon
7th Vijay AwardsBest ActressWon
Favourite HeroineNominated
60th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilWon
2nd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsBest Actress (Special Prize)Won
60th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguEegaWon
TSR TV9 Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
CineMAA AwardsBest ActressWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressWon
2nd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguNominated
Nandi AwardsBest ActressYeto Vellipoyindhi ManasuWon
2014Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment AwardsBest Actress 2013Attarintiki DarediWon
TSR-TV9 Film AwardsBest HeroineNominated
3rd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
61st Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2015CineMAA AwardsBest ActressManamWon
4th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress (Critics) – TeluguWon
Best Actress – TeluguNominated
62nd Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2nd Behindwoods Gold Medal CeremonyPeople’s Choice ActressAnjaan , KaththiWon
62nd Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilKaththiNominated
4th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
9th Vijay AwardsFavourite HeroineNominated
Mercedes Benz RITZ STYLE AWARDS (Chennai Edition)RITZ Solitaire AwardWon
20165th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguS/O SatyamurthyNominated
Youth Icon of South IndiaWon
Edison AwardsBest ActressThanga MaganNominated
2017Zee Cinemalu AwardsQueen of Box-OfficeA Aa, Brahmotsavam, Janatha GarageWon
6th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguA AaNominated
2nd IIFA Utsavam AwardsBest Actress – TeluguWon
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressWon
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilTheriNominated
6th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – Tamil24Nominated
4th Behindwoods Gold Medal CeremonyPeople’s Choice Actress Theri, 24Won

Controversy:

  • In September 2013, Samantha created a stir by posting a controversial tweet on her social media account. The tweet was with respect to the first poster of Mahesh Babu’s film, Nenokkadine. It read, “Saw a poster of a yet to be released Telugu film. Not only is it deeply regressive, but it’s point is actually that it is deeply regressive.” The tweet did not go well with the fans of Mahesh Babu and they started criticizing and dis-respecting her.
    Mahesh Babu's film Nenokkadine
    Mahesh Babu’s film Nenokkadine
  • In support of Samantha, her then boyfriend, Siddharth joined the conversation and started making derogatory comments against fans, by calling them haters and terrorists.
  • The fans were unhappy to such an extent that as per topsy.com, the hashtag #GetLostSamanthaAndSiddharth received 11,000+ tweets in just five hours.

Favourite Things

  • Favourite Food: Sushi, Sweet pongal, Dairy milk chocolate, Paalakova.
  • Favourite Actors: Dhanush, Suriya, Rajnikanth.
  • Favourite Actress: Audrey Hepburn.
  • Favourite Directors: Mani Ratnam, Woody Allen.
  • Favourite TV Show: American: The West Wing.
  • Favourite Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
  • Favourite Destination: London.
  • Favourite Book: The Secret By Rhonda Byrne.

Facts:

  • She was a bright student and used to top the class all the time.
  • Samantha’s family wasn’t financially well-off, and thus in order to generate some extra pocket money, she decided to take up modelling at a very young age.
  • In 2012, due to an immune system disorder, she had to take a long break from movies; the use of antibiotics had further deteriorated her condition. Owing to this period, she lost a lot of film offers.
  • The same year, she underwent a nose job surgery, to enhance her looks. Samantha Ruth Prabhu nose job.
    Samantha underwent a nose job surgery
    Samantha underwent a nose job surgery
  • She was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013.
  • Samantha, a philanthropist, is the founder of the charitable trust Pratyusha Support. The trust provides medical support for women and children from the financially weaker sections.
    Samantha is a philanthropist
    Samantha is a philanthropist

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