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Samantha Akkineni

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Samantha Akkineni

Born – April 28, 1987, in Chennai, India
Spouse: Naga Chaitanya (m. 2017)

Samantha Akkineni started off her career in the entertainment industry as a part-time model while she was pursuing her commerce degree. She debuted in the film industry with a Telugu romance movie Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010. She received a Nandi Award as well as Best Debut Actress Filmfare for this movie.

Over the years she worked in many Telugu as well as Tamil Films. Some of her prominent movies include Dookudu (2011), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013), and AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014). Samantha Akkineni is also known for her charity work. In 2012, she started Pratyusha Support, her own NGO that provides medical support to women and children. Her earnings from product launches, endorsements, and inauguration events are used to help this foundation. In 2017 she married Naga Chaitanya after dating for 7 to 8 years.

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