Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress and model. She has established a career in the Telugu and Tamil film industries and is a recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards. She has emerged as a leading actress in the South Indian film industry.

Birth Name

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Nickname

Yasodha, Jessie, Sam

Profession

Actress

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Samantha was born on April 28, 1987 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Age

She is currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Indian (Malayali, Telugu)

Religion

Christianity

Education

Samantha attended Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and graduated with a degree in commerce from Stella Maris College, Chennai.

Family Details

  • Father – Prabhu Prabhu
  • Mother – Ninette
  • Siblings – Jonathan Prabhu (Older Brother), David Prabhu (Older Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Samantha Akkineni dated –

  • 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.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 51 kg
  • In Pounds – 112 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Hazel Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

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.

Television Debut

Samantha has featured on several television specials but hasn’t appeared in any series.

Brand Endorsements

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.

Controversies

  • 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.
  • 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.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2011CineMAA AwardsBest Female DebutYe Maaya ChesaveWon
58th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
Best Female DebutWon
Nandi AwardsSpecial Jury AwardWon
TSR TV9 Film AwardsBest HeroineNominated
5th Vijay AwardsBest Debut ActressBaana KaathadiNominated
201259th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguDookuduNominated
1st South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2013Vikatan AwardsBest ActressNeethaane En PonvasanthamWon
7th Vijay AwardsBest ActressWon
Favourite HeroineNominated
60th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilWon
2nd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsBest ActressWon
60th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguEegaWon
TSR TV9 Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
CineMAA AwardsBest ActressWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressWon
2nd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguNominated
Nandi AwardsBest ActressYeto Vellipoyindhi ManasuWon
2014Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment AwardsBest Actress 2013Attarintiki DarediWon
TSR-TV9 Film AwardsBest HeroineNominated
3rd South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressNominated
61st Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2015CineMAA AwardsBest ActressManamWon
4th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress (Critics) – TeluguWon
Best Actress – TeluguNominated
62nd Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguNominated
2nd Behindwoods Gold Medal CeremonyPeople’s Choice ActressAnjaan , KaththiWon
62nd Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilKaththiNominated
4th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
9th Vijay AwardsFavourite HeroineNominated
Mercedes Benz RITZ STYLE AWARDS (Chennai Edition)RITZ Solitaire AwardWon
20165th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguS/O SatyamurthyNominated
Youth Icon of South IndiaWon
Edison AwardsBest ActressThanga MaganNominated
2017Zee Cinemalu AwardsQueen of Box-OfficeA Aa, Brahmotsavam, Janatha GarageWon
6th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TeluguA AaNominated
2nd IIFA Utsavam AwardsBest Actress – TeluguWon
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TeluguWon
Santosham Film AwardsBest ActressWon
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – TamilTheriNominated
6th South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actress – TamilNominated
64th Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – Tamil24Nominated
4th Behindwoods Gold Medal CeremonyPeople’s Choice ActressTheri, 24Won
201810th Vijay AwardsFavourite HeroineMersalNominated
2nd Social Media Summit and AwardsMost Liked South Indian ActressWon

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Favorites

  • 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 Food – South Indian Food, Chocolate
  • Favorite Composer – AR Rahman
  • Favorite Place – Chennai
  • Favorite Hobbies – Reading, Listening to Music, Shopping, Gymming

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Net worth

Samantha Ruth Prabhu has a net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019. She charges anywhere between Rs 2 and 3 crore for a film. 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. She currently lives along with her husband family, Naga Chaitanya in a exquisite house in Hyderabad.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Samantha Akkineni

  • Samantha is of mixed origin as her mother Ninette is from Kerala while her father Joseph hails from Andhra Pradesh.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • After marriage, she changed her name to Samantha Akkineni.
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