Samantha Ruth Prabhu was born 28 April 1987 is an telugu Indian actress and model. Samantha has established a career in the Telugu and Tamil film industries and she is a recipient of several awards including 4 Filmfare Awards. She has emerged as a leading actress in the South Indian film industry.
Along with her acting career Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for some 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.
While pursuing her degree in commerce Samantha worked part-time on modelling assignments. She soon received offers for film roles and she made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s Telugu romance film Ye Maaya Chesave in the year 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 and for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham 2012 and Eega in the year 2012. Since then earning box office success with films including Dookudu with Mahesh Babu in the year 2011 the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu again with Mahesh Babu in the year 2012 and Attarintiki Daredi in the year 2013 and AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film Kaththi in the year 2014) Her work in the film A Aa in the year 2016 also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award while her next films Theri in the year 2016, 24 with Surya in the year 2016 and Mersal in the year 2017 also were commercially successful.