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Retrieved 1 March The success of Ye Maaya Chesave and subsequent back-to-back successes prompted Rediff. 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 , the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Attarintiki Daredi and AR Murugadoss ‘s Tamil action film, Kaththi Samantha also featured in three high-profile Telugu films during ; while Srikanth Addala ‘s family drama Brahmotsavam opposite Mahesh Babu was a box office failure, her role in Trivikram Srinivas ‘s romantic comedy, A Aa alongside Nithiin , won her critical and commercial acclaim. Her performance received positive reviews, with a critic from DNA India stating “Samantha looks pretty as always” and that “she has done an incredible job in dubbing with a range of emotions in her numerous shades — doctor, lover, mother — and she shines”. Archived from the original on 6 April

To Chennai, with love from Hyderabad”. Retrieved 12 July Samantha then worked on Gautham Menon ‘s trilingual romantic drama film, and played the leading female role of Nithya in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions of the film, shooting scenes simultaneously back-to-back with three different actors. Best Actress – Tamil. The Tamil and Telugu versions of the film opened in December , earning differing reactions. A critic from Rediff. Featuring as a young mother and a college student in two different time eras, Samantha received positive reviews for her work, with the critic from Sify saying “she excels” and The Hindu ‘ s reviewer noting that she “emotes well and easily shifts between the roles”. Samantha opens up about Naga Chaitanya and marriage”.

Archived from the original on 8 December Retrieved 16 February Samantha then worked on Gautham Menon ‘s trilingual romantic drama nane, and played the leading female role of Nithya in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions of the film, shooting scenes simultaneously back-to-back with three different actors.


Samantha featured in the big budget Telugu film, Dookudu alongside Geroine Babuwhich became one of the most successful Telugu films of all time.

On acting with Dhanush in Thanga Magan”. Samantha revealed that she knew Gautham would heeroine to work with her again and immediately accepted the opportunity to portray the roles when she was offered the film.

Samantha Akkineni

Needhane En Ponvasantham is disappointing”. Being able to speak both Tamil and Telugu, Samantha has often been cast in bilingual films and has juggled her commitments between the Tamil and Telugu film industries.

Retrieved 15 November Retrieved 7 March I am God’s favourite child”. Neethane En Ponvasantham earned mixed reviews and performed averagely at the box office, though Samantha received highly positive acclaim for her portrayal. Samantha has actively been involved in philanthropic activities and donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to her charitable trust, Pratyusha Supportwhich was registered in An intelligent, joyous mix of sci-fi and masala-myth”.

To keep up a father’s honour”. This Telugu film will make you smile”. Makkyi 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 Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress.

Stella Maris College, Chennai. I will maakkhi the knot next year”. Sunita 12 May Samantha tweeted that the poster was “deeply regressive” and stated that it was offensive by the makers to depict women like animals.

Archived from the original on 14 October Critics lamented that she “signed to be a glam doll” for the ventures and has “previously shown us she is capable of doing much more, but of late, seems to be stuck with doing similar roles that require her to be an attractive prop”.


Samantha opens up about Naga Chaitanya and marriage”. Samantha — I’ve changed as a person”.

Best Actress — Tamil. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She also added that she did not want to be “typecast as the girl-next-door” and was keen to prove critics wrong, who said that majkhi could not fit into glamorous roles.

Upon release of the film, Samantha received very positive reviews for her portrayal, with the film itself garnering much critical acclaim.

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A further Hindi version titled Assi Nabbe Poorey Sau with Aditya Roy Kapoor was simultaneously shot with the other two films and was “sixty percent” completed, before Menon shelved the venture after his other Hindi film, Ekk Deewana Thahad failed at the box office. A critic from Sify.

Retrieved 27 March Born on 28 April to a Telugu father and a Malayali mother from AlappuzhaKeralaSamantha was brought up in Pallavaram in ChennaiTamil Nadu as the youngest child of the family to Prabhu and Ninette and two elder brothers Jonathan and David, whilst becoming fluent in the Tamil language. She has emerged as a leading actress in the South Indian film industry.