Samantha Akkineni Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 35 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 28 April 1987




Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weight 53 kg (117 lbs)
Waist 26 inches
Hips 34 inches
Dress Size 12 (US)
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Hazel Brown
Hair Color Black
Known For Rangasthalam
Nickname Yasodha, Yasho, Sam
Full Name Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Samantha Akkineni is a renowned Indian movie actress as well as a model. She has established her career in Tamil and Telugu movie industries, and a recipient of numerous awards comprising off four Filmfare Awards. She has appeared as a prominent actress in South Indian movie industry.

While pursuing her degree with a major in commerce, Samantha Akkineni worked part-time on a number of modeling projects. She afterwards received offers for movie roles, and made her first appearance in Gautham Menon’s most critically acclaimed romantic Telugu movie, Ye Maaya Chesave, which won her the Filmfare Award for the Best Debut Actress as well as a Nandi Award. She afterwards became second movie actress to even win both Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress as well as the Filmfare Award for the Best Tamil Actress at the same time, for her remarkable acting in the movies like Eega and Neethaane En Ponvasantham. After that, she has predominantly opted to act in a leading female role in hero-centric Tamil and Telugu movies, garnering box office success with movies including Dookudu, Attarintiki Daredi, the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and AR Murugadoss’s action movie, Kaththi. Her acting in the film “A Aa” also received positive comments and won Samantha Akkineni her 4th Filmfare Award, whilst her next movies 24, Theri, Rangasthalam and Mersal also were commercially popular.

Apart from her career in acting, Samantha Akkineni is a noticeable celebrity endorser for several products and brands, whilst she also founded her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, with the intention of providing medical support for children and women in 2012.

Samantha Akkineni was born in Chennai, India on 28th April 1987. She was born to a Malayali mother and Telugu father. She is the youngest child to Ninette and Prabhu and two elder brothers named David and Jonathan, while becoming proficient in Tamil language. Apart from her variegated regional background, she has quoted herself as a Tamilian. Samantha completed her schooling at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and afterwards earned a degree in commerce from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Near the end of her graduation degree she became fascinated towards modeling, markedly working with Naidu Hall, by which she was first time noted by film producer Ravi Varman.

Samantha Akkineni Education

Qualification Degree in Commerce
School Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Stella Maris College, Chennai

Samantha Akkineni Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Rangasthalam

Debut:

Film: Ye Maaya Chesave (2010, Telugu film)

Movie poster

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010, Tamil film)

Movie poster

Salary: 2 or 3 Crore per movie

Net Worth: $11 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Joseph Prabhu

Her father Joseph Prabhu

Mother: Ninette

Her mother Ninette

Brother(s):
Jonathan Prabhu, David Prabhu

Marital Status: Single

Dating History:

  • Siddharth (2013-2015)
  • Naga Chaitanya (2015-present)

Samantha Akkineni Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, shopping, gymming

Favorite Actor: Dhanush, Suriya, Rajnikanth

Favorite Actress: Audrey Hepburn

Favorite Singer: A. R. Rahman

Favorite Food: Sushi, Sweet pongal, Dairy milk chocolate, Paalakova

Favorite Destination: London

Favorite Color: Black, White

Favorite TV Show:
American: The West Wing

Facts You Never Knew About Samantha Akkineni!

  • Samantha is of variegated origin as her father Joseph is from Andhra Pradesh whereas her Mom hails from Kerala.
  • She was a brilliant student and always used to top the class.
  • Samantha Akkineni’s family wasn’t well-off financially, and thereby with the intention of generating some pocket money, she decided to choose modeling at a very young age.
  • In the year 2012, on account of immune system disorder, she had to take a pause from movies; the usage of high potency medicines had deteriorated her condition to a greater extent. Because of this period, she lost a number of film offers.
  • In the same year, Samantha gone through a nose job surgery, in order to enhance her looks.
  • In 2013, she was diagnosed with diabetes.

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