Samantha Akkineni

Indian actress
Date of Birth : 28 Apr, 1987
Place of Birth : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Profession : Actor
Nationality : Indian
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Samantha Ruth Prabhu is an Indian actress who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu films. One of the highest-paid South Indian actresses, she is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards South, and six South Indian International Movie Awards.

  • Samantha Akkineni (née Ruth Prabhu, born 28 April 1987) is an Indian actress.
  • She has established a career in the Tamil and Telugu 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.While pursuing a degree in commerce, Akkineni worked part-time on modelling assignments.
  • She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in Gautham Menon's critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award.
  • Samantha then became the second actress ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012).
  • Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric Telugu and Tamil films, earning box office success with films including Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) and AR Murugadoss's Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014).
  • Her work in the film A Aa (2016) also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award, while her next films Theri (2016), 24 (2016), Mersal (2017), and Rangasthalam (2018) also were commercially successful. Alongside her acting career, Akkineni is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, while she also started her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, to provide medical support for women and children in 2012.
  • She donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to support the foundation.


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