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

Swapna Madhuri

Madhumitha is a south Indian actress who predominantly acted in Tamil and Telugu films only since her debut in 2002. When she was pursuing her studies, it was director Muppalaneni Shiva who had spotted her during a college cultural programme, and had signed her in a film ‘Sandhade Sandhadi’ which was a hit. Initially, she played supporting roles in Telugu film and later got chances to play a few lead roles. Her second film in Telugu ‘Puttintiki Ra Chelli’ with Arjun, ran for 275 days and got her noticed as an actress. When she was riding on her success in Telugu films, she was signed for Parthiban’s ‘Kudaikul Mazhai’ which was an average success. Director Ezhil had cast her in ‘Amudhae’ which too did not do well. Then came ‘Englishkaaran’, ’Naalai’ and ‘Aanivaer’. She got busy with more Tamil films and got a better opportunity in films like ‘Arai Enn 305il Kadavul’,’Yogi’ etc. After her debut in Tamil cinema, she even acted in one Malayalam and Kannada movie. Madhumitha was a busy actress in Tamil cinema, and it is said that she refused to be part of many meaningless films and had rejected over 15 films after her Tamil film ‘Kudaikul Mazhai’ got released. In 2009, she tied her knot with Siva Balaji who was her co-star in her film’ Englishkaran’. Siva Balaji earned a good name and shot to fame with the Telugu film 'Arya'. The couple has two sons. After her marriage, she did act in few films in Tamil and Telugu. She was recently seen in films like ‘Biriyani’, 'Maine Pyar Kiya’ and ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’. Madhumita was born in Hyderabad on 20 August 1984. Although she is working in Tamil films now too, Hyderabad is her base still. The actress also did modeling in her college days and was always a straight-forward but soft-spoken homely girl. Another Version Of This Bio: Swapna Madhuri (Madhumitha) was born on 20 August 1984, is a South Indian actress. Madhumitha did her starting movies under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with Telugu film named Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a crucial supporting role. During her struggling days, she did many supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films. She then got commenced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the leading role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character on screen. Eventually, The film wasn't a major success even though Madhumitha received several offers from Tamil directors for lead roles. One of the films in which she played the role was 'Englishkaran' (2005). She got the appreciation for her performance in Englishkaran. Review by India glitz.com quoted, "Madhumitha dominates the film. Her next release was, 'Naalai' (2006), which, however, did not bring her any recognition. She then did a Tamil independent film Aanivaer in 2007, A film about the Sri Lankan Civil War, in which she rectified the role of a journalist. The film got released in many Western Tamil regions, she became widely noticed by the Tamil audience and was appreciated. In 2008, she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Arai En 305- il Kadavul. She also did 'Yogi' with her co-actor Ameer Sultan. Her performance was decisively praised. While she was active in her acting career, She got married to her boyfriend, Shiva Balaji. Shiva Balaji co-actor in her film Englishkaran. Their engagement was on 21 August 2008 in Hyderabad. They have two sons, Dhanvin, and Gagan.

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