Samantha Akkineni

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is an Indian actress and model, who appears in Telugu and Tamil films. Samantha was raised in Chennai and pursued a career in modelling during her late teens. Despite signing up to Ravi Varman’s Moscowin Kavery in 2007, her first release was the critically acclaimed 2010 Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave directed by Gautham Menon, which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South and a Nandi Award.

In the mid-2012, Samantha started a charity organization named Pratyusha Support for underprivileged women and children. In 2013, Samantha became the second actress after Revathi to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham and Eega, respectively.

Samantha received the SIIMA Award for Best Actress for Attarintiki Daredi in 2014. In 2015, she received the best actress award in CineMAA awards for the Telugu film Manam and for the same film she received the best actress award at SIIMA Awards 2015