Samantha Akkineni Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More – 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 has received several awards, including four Filmfare Awards.
She emerged as a leading actress in Telugu and Tamil film industries. The success of Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010 and subsequent back-to-back successes prompted and awarded “the most sought-after actress in the Telugu film industry” in 2014.
|Real Name||Samantha Ruth Prabhu|
|Date of Birth||28 April 1987|
|Place of Birth||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||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.|
|Samantha Akkineni Star / Zodiac sign||Taurus|
|Languages||Hindi, Tamil, and English|
|Awards||Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Awards – Best Actress 2013 for film Attarintiki Daredi.|
In 2013 also won CineMAA Awards for Best Actress and Santosham Film Awards for Best Actress for the film Eega.
In 2017 Samantha won the Zee Cinema 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
|Popular Films||A Aa, Eega, Attarintiki Daredi, Ye Maaya Chesave|
Career and Lifestyle Info
Alongside her acting career, Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
At the same time, 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 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 modeling, notably working with Naidu Hall, through which filmmaker Ravi Varman first spotted her.
On 6 October 2017, she married Naga Chaitanya, per Hindu traditions in Goa. The next day, the couple had a Christian wedding celebration.
Samantha suffered from an extended illness in 2012, which saw her opt out of big film projects and take a two-month break from acting.
She suffered from an immunity disorder and 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. She provided the entire financial support for the program.