Samantha Akkineni Age, Wiki, Biography, Husband, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

An Indian actress known for working in Telugu and Tamil films, Samantha Ruth Prabhu was born on April 28, 1987, to a Telugu father, Joseph Prabhu, and Malayali mother, Ninette Prabhu from Alappuzha, Kerala. While she is the youngest child in her family, she had two elder brothers Jonathan and David. She is also very fluent in the Tamil language. 

Talking about her education, she did her schooling at the Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and then did her graduation in commerce from Stella Maris College in Chennai. While she was completing her graduation, Samantha started involving herself in modeling. It was then when she was working with Naidu Hall through she was spotted by filmmaker Ravi Varman. 

It was in the year 2010 when she made her professional film career with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave which was then made in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. She was seen playing the lead role of Jessie, a Malayali Saint Thomas Christian girl living in Hyderabad opposite Naga Chaitanya. Samantha also received positive reviews for her performance followed by the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award. Following this, she collaborated with Gautham Menon and AR Rahman by appearing in the music video for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 promotional song, Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam. 

In the same year, his next release was Baana Kaathadi opposite Adharvaa which was actually the third Tamil project signed by the actress. She was seen portraying the role of a student of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). 

Next after working on a few films, she featured in a big-budget Telugu film, Dookudu in 2012 which went on to become the most successful Telugu film of all time. It was also a major breakthrough in his career as it won several positive reviews. Following this, she next made guest appearances in films like Nadunisi Naaygal and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. 

However, after taking a brief break due to some illness, she next featured in the 2012 film, Eega opposite Nani and Sudeep. She not only received positive reviews for her performance but also earned recognition as the film went on the become a big commercial success. Next, she worked in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s trilingual romantic drama film and was seen in the lead role in the Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi versions of the film. She also won the Best Actress awards for both the Tamil and Telugu film industries for her performances in Neethane En Ponvasantham and Eega.

Following this, she started appearing in many big-budget films post-2012. Next in 2013, she was seen in the Telugu multi-starrer film, Seethmma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu opposite Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu which went on to earn positive reviews and was also commercially successful. In the same year, she featured in the romantic comedy film, Jabardasth opposite Siddharth. However, the film was a commercial failure. Next, she went on to feature in many films. 

She has worked in more than 45 films and is also a recipient of several awards, including four Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards, six South Indian International Movie Awards, and three CineMAA Awards.

Some of her best-known films include  Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013), AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014), A Aa (2016) which also won her fourth Filmfare Award followed by films like Theri (2016), 24 (2016), Mersal (2017), Rangasthalam (2018), and Mahanati (2018), Super Deluxe, Majili, Oh! Baby, and Jaan. 

Talking about her personal life, she started dating actor Naga Chaitanya in 2010 after which the two got engaged in Hyderabad on January 29, 2017. Later on October 6, 2017, they got married as per traditional Hindu customs and then by Christian customs on October 7, 2017. Following her marriage, she started using her married name, Samantha Akkineni. However, the couple announced their separation in October 2021 which was followed by a formal divorce. 

Samantha has received numerous awards such as four Filmfare Awards South, four South Indian International Movie Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and two Nandi Awards.

Real NameSamantha Ruth Prabhu
Other NameSamantha Akkineni
Nick NameYasodha, Yasho, Sam
ProfessionActress
Date of Birth28 April 1987
Age35 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolHoly Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollageStella Maris College, Chennai
DebutFilm: Ye Maaya Chesave (2010, Telugu film)
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010, Tamil film)
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac SignTaurus

Samantha Akkineni Career

  • In 2010, Samantha made her professional film career with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave which was then made in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. She was seen playing the lead role of Jessie, a Malayali Saint Thomas Christian girl living in Hyderabad opposite Naga Chaitanya
  • Following this, she collaborated with Gautham Menon and AR Rahman by appearing in the music video for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 promotional song, Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam. 
  • In the same year, his next release was Baana Kaathadi opposite Adharvaa which was actually the third Tamil project signed by the actress. She was seen portraying the role of a student of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). 
  • Next after working on a few films, she featured in a big-budget Telugu film, Dookudu in 2012 which went on to become the most successful Telugu film of all time. It was also a major breakthrough in his career as it won several positive reviews. 
  • Following this, she next made guest appearances in films like Nadunisi Naaygal and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. 
  • She next featured in the 2012 film, Eega opposite Nani and Sudeep. She not only received positive reviews for her performance but also earned recognition as the film went on the become a big commercial success. 
  • Next, she worked in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s trilingual romantic drama film and was seen in the lead role in the Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi versions of the film. 
  • She also won the Best Actress awards for both the Tamil and Telugu film industries for her performances in Neethane En Ponvasantham and Eega.
  • Following this, she started appearing in many big-budget films post-2012. Next in 2013, she was seen in the Telugu multi-starrer film, Seethmma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu opposite Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu which went on to earn positive reviews and was also commercially successful. 
  • In the same year, she featured in the romantic comedy film, Jabardasth opposite Siddharth. However, the film was a commercial failure. Next, she went on to feature in many films. 
  • Some of her best-known films include  Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013), AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014), A Aa (2016) which also won her fourth Filmfare Award followed by films like Theri (2016), 24 (2016), Mersal (2017), Rangasthalam (2018), and Mahanati (2018), Super Deluxe, Majili, Oh! Baby, and Jaan. 
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Samantha Akkineni Family

Samantha was born on 28 April 1987 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is the daughter of a Telugu father, Joseph Prabhu and a Malayali mother, Ninette Prabhu from Alappuzha, Kerala. She had two elder brothers Jonathan and David.

Father Name Joseph Prabhu
Mother Name Ninette
Brother Jonathan, David
Sister None
Husband  Naga Chaitanya (Seprated)

Samantha Akkineni Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

She was engaged to actor Naga Chaitanya in 2017 in Hyderabad and got married in October of the same year in Goa.

Marital Status Divorced
Affairs / Boyfriend Siddharth (2013-2015)
Naga Chaitanya (2015-2022)
Husband/ Spouse Naga Chaitanya (Actor, m. 2017; sep. 2021)
Marriage date 6 October 2017
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenN/A

Samantha Akkineni Physical Stats

Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 5”
Weightin Kilograms- 53 kg
in Pounds- 117 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColorHazel Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Samantha Akkineni Favorite

Favorite Actor Dhanush, Suriya, Rajnikanth
Favorite Actress Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Director Mani Ratnam, Woody Allen
Favorite Tv Show American: The West Wing
Favorite FoodSushi, Sweet Pongal, Dairy milk chocolate, Paalakova
Favorite Color Red, White
Favorite Sport N/A
Favorite Destination London
Favorite Book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Samantha Akkineni Education

She was brought up in Pallavaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She attended the Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and then completed a degree in commerce at Stella Maris College, Chennai.

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

Samantha Akkineni Net Worth

Net WorthUSD $ 18 Million Doller
SalaryRs 4-5 Crore Film
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Samantha Akkineni

  • Does Samantha Akkineni Smoke? N/A
  • Does Samantha Akkineni drinks Alcohol? N/A
  • Samantha Akkineni is a famous South Indian actress who mainly works in Telugu and Tamil film industries.
  • At the age of 14, she became a well-known model in the South which eventually turned her into a star.
  • She became the second actress after the famous actress ‘Revathi’ to win Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress.
Samantha Akkineni With Filmfare Awards
  • Her favorite actress is Trisha Krishnan.
  • Samantha owns an NGO titled ‘Pratyusha Support’ which runs support for women’s and children’s medical help.
  • Samantha comes from a mixed cultural background as her father is from Andhra Pradesh and her mother is from Kerala.
  • Samantha never wanted to become an actress but took up modeling for meeting her financial needs.
  • As many know that Samantha is lovingly called Sam by her friends and fans, she also has another name that is ‘Yashoda’ which is used by her family and close friends. Bhatia
  • She runs an NGO started in 2012 which supports women and children
  • She closed herself in a room for three days to understand the character of Raji, which she was supposed to play in The Family Man’s second season.
  • She was the second to win a Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress and Best Tamil Actress in the same year after Revati.
  • Her dad is from Andhra Pradesh, while her mom is from Kerala; hence she has a mixed culture.
  • She topped throughout her school.

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