Name: Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Nick Name: Honey, Kiss Baby
Date of Birth: 1987, April 28
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
First film: Ye Maya Chesave
First hero: Naga Chaitanya
First Director: Gautham Vasudeva Menon
First Producer: Manjula
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Favourite God: Jesus Christ
Favorite dressing: Modern dresses
Mother Tongue: Malayalam
Languages Known: Tamil, English, Malayalam a bit of Telugu
Height: 5.6 inches
Education: Commerce Degre from Stella Mary’s College
Favorite actresses: Trisha
Hobbies: Chatting with Friends, Going on long rides
Marital Status: Single
Samantha is model turned film actress who appears in Telugu and Tamil films. She was born to Telugu and Malayali parents on April 1987 April 28. She was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and she is the youngest child of the family having two elder brothers. Despite her mixed regional background, Samantha sees herself as a Tamilian as she was brought up speaking Tamil and English at home. She completed her commerce graduation at Stella Mary’s college in Chennai.
Samantha started her acting career, with modeling and then peeped into some film offers, which came in her way. Although, Tamil film projects, knocked her doorstep first, it was a Telugu film “Ye Maya Chesave” which introduced her as an actress on the silver screen.
Samantha was signed for the first Telugu film in August 2009 and participated actively in all the shooting schedules of the movie, which were scheduled in India and United States. In the month of February 2010, “Ye Maya Chesave” released and brought fame and value to actress Samantha in Tollywood.
She recently tasted another success with Jr Ntr in a film Brindaavanam being directed by Vamsi Paidipally. Here she played a role called Indu, which also gave her good identity. She was seen sporting modern dresses in this film. Along with her Kajal Agarwal an established actress shared screen space with Samantha.
Despite signing up for three Tamil films in quick succession, Samantha’s first release was Indira Productions’ Gautham Menon directed romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave. The film, a simultaneous remake of the Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, created much anticipation prior to release, primarily due to the first-time-collaboration between Menon and composer AR Rahman. The actress was signed up for the project in mid August 2009 and completed schedules across India and the United States for the film which released in February 2010.
The film portrays Samantha as the lead character of Jessie, which was also the working title of the film; a Malayali Christian girl living in Hyderabad, whom the male protaganist, played by Naga Chaitanya falls in love with. Upon release, Samantha received very positive reviews for her portrayal, with the film also garnering much critical acclaim. Critics at Sify claimed that Samantha was the “scene-stealer” and her beauty “is alluring” adding that “she was the girl to watch out for”. Jeevi, from the Idlebrain reviews site, cited that “Samantha’s debut is one of the best heroine debuts in Telugu cinema” and that her “minute expressions she gave spoke volumes about her”, whilst labelling the film as a “classic”. Samantha, alongside her co-star, Naga Chaitanya, also appeared in a guest appearance in the Tamil version of the film.
Ravi Varman’s Moscowin Kaveri began in August 2007, with Samantha, then briefly known as Yasodha, joining the team later in the year.The film introduced a host of new actors, with music carried out by Thaman, then making his debut in music composing. In an interview, much prior to release in 2008, Ravi Varman mentioned that he had decided that Samantha would be the lead actress for his film within three minutes after viewing one of her commercial assignments.In the interview, he went on to describe her as an actress with “intelligence” and “potential”, whilst drawing comparisons with noted actress, Revathi. However, due to Ravi Varman’s date conflicts with his projects as a cinematographer, the film is still languishing in development hell, but is likely to release during 2010.Samantha also signed up for the Narain starrer, Pookada Ravi in August 2008 to play the lead role of a modern girl.
Despite the film, continuing schedules at regular intervals, the film has also faced severe delays and was stalled throughout 2009 with the film is likely to release during 2010.The third film signed by Samantha was the romantic drama, Baana Kaathadi, opposite Adharva.
Following agreeing terms in early 2009, the film has continued shoot for a year and a release is likely later in 2010. Samantha is said to play a student of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), the first such role in Tamil cinema. Samantha has also recently signed Vamsi Paidipally’s Brindaavanam in which she has a supporting role alongside NTR Jr and Kajal Aggarwal and also a film with Tollywood super star mahesh babi under indira productions and srinu vytla direction.
Samantha has already appeared in many ads including the popular one Chennai Silks,Coca Cola,Chik Shampoom,ITA Powder etc. Initially she did ads for her pocket money later it became the profession for her.amantha alias Yashodha is very fluent in Tamil and is confident enough to dub for herself in her very first movie.
Samantha Upcoming Movies
Autonagar Surya(Naga Chaitanya)
Nuvve Naa Vasantham
Ajith & Goutaham Menon New Movie
Ramcharan Taj & V V Vinayak New Movie
Pawan Kalyan & V V Vinayak New Movie
Rajamouli & Prabhas New Movie
Daggubati Rana & Goutham Menon New Movie
Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu
Kurralloye Kurrallu (2011)
Erra Gulabilu (2011)
Ye Maaya Chesaave (2010)