|Samantha Ruth Akkineni|
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.
According to media reports, Samantha dated Siddharth Suryanarayan for 2 to 3 years.
|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 in Goa.
|Samantha with Husband Naga Chaitanya|
*Naga Chaitanya is the elder son of Akkineni Nagarjuna.
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 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 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 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.
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|
|Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa||2010||Nandini||Gautham Menon||Tamil|
|Ye Maaya Chesave||2010||Jessie||Gautham Menon||Telugu|
|Baana Kaathadi||2010||Priya||Badri Venkatesh||Tamil|
|Moscowin Kavery||2010||Kavery||Ravi Varman||Tamil|
|Nadunisi Naaygal||2011||Asylum patient||Gautham Menon||Tamil|
|Ekk Deewana Tha||2012||Samantha||Gautham Menon||Hindi|
|Eega||2012||Bindu||S. S. Rajamouli||Telugu|
|Naan Ee||2012||Bindu||S. S. Rajamouli||Tamil|
|Neethaane En Ponvasantham||2012||Nithya Vasudevan||Gautham Menon||Tamil|
|Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu||2012||Nithya Yelavarthy||Gautham Menon||Telugu|
|Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||2013||Geetha||Srikanth Addala||Telugu|
|Jabardasth||2013||Shreya||B. V. Nandini Reddy||Telugu|
|Something Something||2013||Sundar C.||Telugu|
|Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||2013||Tamil|
|Attarintiki Daredi||2013||Sashi||Trivikram Srinivas||Telugu|
|Ramayya Vasthavayya||2013||Akarsha||Harish Shankar||Telugu|
|Manam||2014||Krishnaveni and Priya||Vikram Kumar||Telugu|
|Autonagar Surya||2014||Sirisha||Deva Katta||Telugu|
|Alludu Seenu||2014||Anjali||V. V. Vinayak||Telugu|
|S/O Satyamurthy||2015||Sameera||Trivikram Srinivas||Telugu|
|10 Endrathukulla||2015||Shakila and Gadgi Moi||Vijay Milton||Tamil|
|A Aa||2016||Anasuya Ramalingam||Trivikram Srinivas||Telugu|
|Janatha Garage||2016||Bujji||Koratala Siva||Telugu|
|Raju Gari Gadhi 2||2017||Amrutha||Ohmkar||Telugu|
|Irumbu Thirai**||2018||Rathi Devi||P. S. Mithran||Tamil|
|Super Deluxe**||2018||Vaembu||Thiagarajan Kumararaja||Tamil|
|2011||CineMAA Awards||Best Female Debut||Ye Maaya Chesave||Won|
|58th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|Best Female Debut||Won|
|Nandi Awards||Special Jury Award||Won|
|TSR TV9 Film Awards||Best Heroine||Nominated|
|5th Vijay Awards||Best Debut Actress||Baana Kaathadi||Nominated|
|2012||59th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Dookudu||Nominated|
|1st South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2013||Vikatan Awards||Best Actress||Neethaane En Ponvasantham||Won|
|7th Vijay Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|60th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Tamil||Won|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Tamil||Nominated|
|Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best Actress (Special Prize)||Won|
|60th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Eega||Won|
|TSR TV9 Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|CineMAA Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|Santosham Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|Nandi Awards||Best Actress||Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu||Won|
|2014||Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Awards||Best Actress 2013||Attarintiki Daredi||Won|
|TSR-TV9 Film Awards||Best Heroine||Nominated|
|3rd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Won|
|Santosham Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|61st Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2015||CineMAA Awards||Best Actress||Manam||Won|
|4th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu||Won|
|Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|62nd Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2nd Behindwoods Gold Medal Ceremony||People’s Choice Actress||Anjaan , Kaththi||Won|
|62nd Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Tamil||Kaththi||Nominated|
|4th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Tamil||Nominated|
|9th Vijay Awards||Favourite Heroine||Nominated|
|Mercedes Benz RITZ STYLE AWARDS (Chennai Edition)||RITZ Solitaire Award||–||Won|
|2016||5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||S/O Satyamurthy||Nominated|
|Youth Icon of South India||–||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best Actress||Thanga Magan||Nominated|
|2017||Zee Cinemalu Awards||Queen of Box-Office||A Aa, Brahmotsavam, Janatha Garage||Won|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||A Aa||Nominated|
|2nd IIFA Utsavam Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Won|
|64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Telugu||Won|
|Santosham Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Tamil||Theri||Nominated|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Tamil||Nominated|
|64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Tamil||24||Nominated|
|4th Behindwoods Gold Medal Ceremony||People’s Choice Actress||Theri, 24||Won|
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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