Samantha Ruth Prabhu, now widely recognized as Samantha Akkineni, is a name that resonates with millions of movie enthusiasts across India. Born on 28th April 1987 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, Samantha embarked on her cinematic journey with the Telugu romance film “Ye Maaya Chesave” in 2010.
After completing her education at Stella Maris College, Chennai, Samantha ventured into modeling. It was during this phase that she caught the attention of filmmakers. Her debut film, “Ye Maaya Chesave,” directed by the acclaimed Gautham Vasudev Menon, was a testament to her acting prowess.
In the film, she portrayed the character Jessie, a Malayali Saint Thomas Christian girl living in Hyderabad. The film not only received widespread critical acclaim but also won Samantha the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.
The success of “Ye Maaya Chesave” was just the beginning for Samantha. She went on to deliver stellar performances in numerous films across the Telugu and Tamil film industries.
Her versatility as an actress is evident in the diverse roles she has portrayed over the years, from the naive Anasuya in “A Aa” to the strong-willed journalist in “U Turn.”
Samantha’s journey from a college student in Chennai to one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industry is nothing short of inspiring. With each film, she has not only honed her acting skills but also established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the cinematic world.
|Samantha Ruth Prabhu (Samantha Akkineni)
|28 April 1987
|Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
|Telugu and Tamil films
|Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
|A Aa (2016)
|Four Filmfare Awards South