Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress and model. Most now her as Samantha Ruth Prabhu, which was her pre-marriage name. 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 both Telugu and Tamil film industries. The success of Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010 and subsequent back-to-back successes prompted Rediff.com to label her “the most sought after actress in the Telugu film industry” during 2014.
Alongside her acting career, Samantha 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. Currently, she is the ambassador for Telangana Handlooms, having been appointed by the government of Telangana. Born into a Christian family to a Malayali mother and a Telugu father, Samantha was brought up in Pallavaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu as the youngest child of the family to Prabhu and Ninette and two elder brothers, while becoming fluent in the Tamil language.
Samantha 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 and Eega in 2012. As a part of her education, Samantha was schooled at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and then completed a degree in commerce at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Towards the end of her undergraduate degree she became involved in modelling, notably working with Naidu Hall, through which she was first spotted by filmmaker Ravi Varman. On 6 October 2017, she married Naga Chaitanya as per Hindu traditions in Goa. The next day, the couple had a Christian wedding celebration.
Samantha suffered from an extended period of illness in 2012, which saw her having to opt out of big film projects and take a two-month break from acting. She suffered from an immunity disorder and then had a further setback after her body did not respond well to antibiotics. Samantha has actively been involved in philanthropic activities and donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to her charitable trust, Pratyusha Support, which was registered in 2012. She chose to begin the non-governmental organization after being bed-ridden for 15 days during her documented illness in 2012, and wanted to give back to society. Samantha subsequently started the Pratyusha Support foundation to provide medical support for women and children with the help of three doctor friends, and provided the entire financial support for the programme.
|Maiden Name||Samantha Ruth Prabhu|
|Date of Birth||28 April, 1987|
|FaceBook and Twitter Page||http://www.twitter.com/Samanthaprabhu2|
|Place of Birth||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Parents||Joseph Prabhu , Ninette Prabhu|
|Height||5 foot 5 inches or 1.64 m, 164cm|
|Studied||Holy Angels Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, T. Nagar|
|College||commerce degree from Stella Maris College, Chennai.|
|Google Plus Page||Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaRuthOfficial/posts|
|Star / Zodiac sign||Taurus|
|Can speak||Hindi, Tamil and English|
|Awards||Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Awards - Best Actress 2013 for file Attarintiki Daredi.|
In 2013 also won CineMAA Awards Best Actress and Santosham Film Awards Best Actress for film Eega.
In 2017 Samantha won the Zee Cinemalu Awards for Queen of Box-Office,
2nd IIFA Utsavam Awards Best Actress - Telugu,
64th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Telugu and
Santosham Film AwardsBest Actress for the film A Aa
|Best known in films||A Aa,|
Ye Maaya Chesave