Samantha Ruth Prabhu born On 28 April 1987 to a Malayali mother and a telugu father, Samantha was raised in Pallavaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as the youngest child of the Prabhu and Ninette family and two older brothers Jonathan and David, while fluent in Tamil. language. Despite her mixed regional background, Samantha cited that she sees herself as a Tamilian, as she was raised speaking Tamil and English at home. As part of her studies, Samantha was educated at Holy Angels Anglo-Indian High School and then graduated from Stella Maris College in Chennai with a degree in Commerce. Towards the end of her bachelor’s degree, she embarked on modeling, including working with Naidu Hall, through which she was spotted for the first time by filmmaker Ravi Varman.

She has established a career in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, and is a recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards. She has emerged as a leading actress in the South Indian film industry

While pursuing a degree in commerce, Samantha worked part-time on modelling assignments. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award. Samantha then became the second actress ever 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 (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric Telugu and Tamil films, earning box office success with films including Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) and AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014). Her work in the film A Aa (2016) also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award, while her next films Theri (2016), 24 (2016) and Mersal (2017) also were commercially successful.

Alongside her acting career, Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, while 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.

Samantha suffered from an extended period of illness in 2012, which saw her having to opt out of big film projects and take a two-month break from acting. She suffered from an immunity disorder and then had a further setback after her body did not respond well to antibiotics.

She began dating actor Naga Chaitanya in 2015 and the pair were engaged in a ceremony in Hyderabad during January 2017. She got married as per Hindu traditional customs on 6 October 2017 and then by Christian customs on 7 October 2017 in Goa, and became a member of the Akkineni family. Since then she has been using her married name Samantha Akkineni.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Biodata and Biography


Samantha Ruth Prabhu


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Date Of Birth

28 April 1987


34Years (as in 2021)

Profession / Occupation

Model / Actress (Telugu, Tamil)

Mother Tongue

Malayali, Telugu






Malayali Christian

Height / Weight

5′ 5” / 56kg

First Movie

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010, Tamil)


Ye Maaya Chesave (2010, Telugu)
Baana Kaathadi (2010, Tamil)
Ekk Deewana Tha (2012, Hindi)
TV: Bigg Boss S4 (2020, StarMaa)
Web Series: The Family Man (2021, Hindi)

Money Factor

2 or 3 Crore per movie

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Family and Relatives




Ninette Prabhu


David Prabhu, Jonathan Prabhu


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Uncle Akkineni Nagarjuna
Aunties Lakshmi, Amala Akkineni
Boyfriends/ Affairs Siddharth, Naga Chaitanya

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters

168 cm

Height in Meters

1.68 m

Height in Feet Inches

5′ 6”



Body Measurement


Waist Size`

26 Inches

Hips Size

36 Inches

Eye Colour


Hair Colour


Samantha Ruth Prabhu Favorites

Favorite Colour

Black, White

Favorite Actor

Mahesh Babu, Vijay, Suriya, Vikram, Naga Chithanya

Favorite Actress

Favorite Food South Indian Food
Hobbies Reading, Swimming
Favorite Director Not Known
Favorite Movie Not Known
Favorite Book Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known
Favorite Destination London

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification



Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondery School

College / University

Stella Maris College, Chennai


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Samantha Ruth Prabhu Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Home Town

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Present Residence

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

House Address

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone No / Mobile No

Not Known

Email ID

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu Social Media







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