Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress best known for her work in Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is regarded as one of the most successful actresses of south Indian film industry who has four Filmfare Awards under her kitty. She has been a cast in a number of hit films like Mersal, 24, Kaththi, A Aa, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Attarintiki Daredi. She is a founding member of her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, for which she donates her entire earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events.
Born to Malayali and Telugu parents, Samantha was brought up in Tamil Nadu and pursued a career in modeling during her late teens. Despite signing up to Ravi Varman's Moscowin Kavery in 2007, her first release happened to be the critically acclaimed 2010 Telugu romance film Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) directed by Gautham Menon.
Born: April 28, 1987
Birthplace:Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Height:5 ft 2 ins (158 cm)