Samantha Akkineni

Other names of Samantha Akkineni: Samantha, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Birthday: 28-04-1987
Age: 32
Star sign: Taurus

Born on April 28 1987 Samantha is a model and actress, who has acted in Telugu and Tamil films. Samantha was brought up in Chennai and she was involved in modeling in her teens. The Telugu film Ye Maya Chesave was her first film and she was instantly successful; she got the Filmfare award for Best Debut. She also has a Nandi award to her credit, for this film.

The Year 2013 was a happening year for this southern beauty; she got the Filmfare award for Best Actress in both Telugu and Tamil. This feat was accomplished only by actress Revathi earlier. Samantha got the award for her performances in the films Neethane En Pon Vasantham and Eega. The Telugu films Attarintiki Daredi and Manam also gained her awards. Samantha did her schooling in Chennai and holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. Samantha once admitted that, she pursued modeling for the sake of pocket money. At the initial stage of her career, Samantha was touted to be the promising star by a website.

Later, she did a Tamil film Bana Kaathadi and she received positive feedback for the film. She was the first artiste in the Tamil film industry to portray the role of a National Institute of Fashion Technology student. Samantha was the instant choice of director Ravivarman for his film Moscowin Kavery. This happens to be the first ever film Samantha signed. But the film was not welcomed by critics and Samantha was the sole solace of the film.

All the same, Samantha was compared with versatile actress Revathi. Samantha has 15 awards to her credit. Samantha’s Telugu film Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu was a superhit. Samantha’s role was quite appreciated though the film mainly centered on Mahesh Babu. Her role in Eega was also lauded. Samantha is the ambassador of many brands including Saravana Stores, Coca Cola etc. In the philanthropic side Samantha is a sincere supporter of children with Hemophila disease