Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress best known for her work in Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is regarded as one of the most successful actresses of south Indian film industry who has four Filmfare Awards under her kitty. She has been a cast in a number of hit films like Mersal, 24, Kaththi, A Aa, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Attarintiki Daredi. She is a founding member of her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, for which she donates her entire earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
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Birth Date / Birthday
Samantha was born and grew up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Born on April 28, 1987.
she is currently 31 years old.
Samantha attended Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and graduated with a degree in commerce from Stella Maris College, Chennai.
Indian (Malayali, Telugu)
- Father – Prabhu
- Mother – Ninette
- Siblings – Jonathan Prabhu (Older Brother), David Prabhu (Older Brother)
She is married to actor Naga Chaitanya on October 6, 2017.
Siddharth (2012 – 2015) – Samantha Ruth Prabhu began dating actor Siddharth in 2010. They met on the sets of the film Jabardasth and quickly entered into relationship, which lasted for a couple of years. Samantha broke out with him in early 2015 and it is not clear what made her to end her relationship with him.
Naga Chaitanya (2015 – Present) – After the split, there were speculations making rounds that Samantha and actor Naga Chaitanya were dating. The couple, however, made it public only in late 2016, where they were spotted at several places and her taking part in Naga’s family events. The couple git engaged in January 2017 at a private affair in Hyderabad and entered into wedlock on October 6, 2017. Their marriage happened in both Hindu traditional customs and Christians customs on October 6 and 7 respectively.
- In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
- In centimeters – 160 cm
- In meters – 1.6 m
- In Kilograms – 51 kg
- In Pounds – 112 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-36
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
Samantha’s first onscreen appearance came as a cameo role in Gautham Menon’s Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa in 2010.
She then acted in the lead role in its Telugu version, Ye Maaya Chesave alongside Naga Chaitanya, which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Samantha has featured on several television specials but hasn’t appeared in any series.
She has been the face of many reputable brands like Paragon Footwear, Saravana Stores and has appeared in television commercials including Gokul Sandiva Fairness Cream, Hitachi Air Conditioner, Jewel One, Khazana Jewellery, Maaza, and Hamam.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Net worth
Being one of the most popular actresses of south Indian Film Industry, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has a net worth of $11 million dollars. She charges anywhere between Rs 2 and 3 crore for a film. She is the most sought after actress in Tamil and Telugu, and the richesty celebrity in the entertainment industry. The budding actress also enjoys a few lucrative endorsement deals fueling her net worth.
Cars & Bikes
Samantha is quite fascinated with exotic cars and unlike other actresses, she has a considerable car collection, including BMW 3 series, BMW X5 and Jaguar XFR.
Before marriage, Samantha Ruth Prabhu lived together with her family in a modest house in Pallavaram, Chennai, where she grew up since childhood. That’s her parental home, however, she owns a luxury flat in Chennai and a posh house in Hyderabad.
She currently lives along with her husband family, Naga Chaitanya in a exquisite house in Hyderabad.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Favorites
- Favorite Food – South Indian Food, Chocolate
- Favorite Actors – Rajinikanth, Suriya, Vijay, Nagarjuna
- Favorite Actress – Kajol, Audrey Hepburn
- Favorite Filmmakers – Mani Ratnam, Woody Allen
- Favorite Book – The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- Favorite Color – Black, White
- Favorite Drink – Coconut Water
- Favorite Holiday Destination – London
- Favorite Sport – Cricket
- Favorite Composer – AR Rahman
- Favorite Place – Chennai
Social Media Portfolio
The lovely actress, Samantha Akkineni is the heart-throb of millions of youngsters around the world and has a great presence on social media. Follow her on:
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A beautiful hand embroidered blouse paired with an #ajrakh print sari from Kamala, Chennai – the crafts shop of @craftscouncilofindia . These textiles will also be available at their upcoming exhibition on 6th & 7th April 2018 at My Fortune Hotel, #Chennai #iwearhandloom styled @preethamjukalker pic credit @Nikkhil_bareli @pradejewels
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Facts
Samantha has a mixed ancestry as her mother Ninette is a Malayali Christian and her father Prabhu is from Telugu.
While her college days, she began modelling to make her ends meet. And that helped to shape her career driving her into movies.
Samantha Akkineni was discovered by filmmaker Rajiv Varman.
Her debut film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa created a lot of buzz before and after release and the success earned her several offers.
In 2012, she went on hiatus as she suffered from immune system disorder that apparently worsened her health after her body failed top respond to antibiotics.
The same year, she undergone rhinoplasty to enhance her looks.
She can speak fluently in Tamil and Telugu.
Samantha is a high proficient actress in the business where three-fourth of her films were commercially success at the box office.
She is also well known for her philanthropic works. She runs a charitable trust, Pratyusha Support Foundation, for which she donates all of her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events. The foundation aims to provide medical support to underprivileged women and children.
Her charm and beautiful look garnered her roles from high-profile films, making her one of the top paid actresses in the industry.
Samantha has graced the covers of leading south Indian magazines like JFW. She also did editorial shoots for many publications.
Throughout her career, she has received dozens of awards including Filmfare Awards, Nandi Awards, Vijay Awards and more.
After marriage, she changed her name to Samantha Akkineni.