Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a famous Indian actress who is very popular in Tamil and Telugu films. She is the three time winner of Film fare awards for best actress. She was born on 28-04-1987 as the daughter of a Telugufather and a Malayalee Mother. Despite her mixed origin Samantha has cited herself as a Tahitian and she used to speak Tamil at her house. She did her degree course at Stella Mary’s College, Madras. During the final year of her degree course, she got involved in modeling and was spotted by Sri.Ravi Varman, the film maker.
Her debut film was GouthamMenon’s ‘Ye MaayaChesave’ released in the year 2010. She got Filmfare Award for the Best Debut Artist for her performance in this film. She also got Nandi Award for this film. Thus she became the second actress ever to get both these awards together in the same year.This film was simultaneously made as ‘VinnaithaandiVaruvaayaa’ in Tamil and created much hype anticipating the extra ordinary outcome of the first time co-operation of its director Gautham Menon and its music composer A.R.Rahaman. She also acted in the promotional video of the World Classical Tamil Conference. The music for this video was composed by A.R.Rahman and the video was directed by Goutham Menon the same team which has worked for ‘VinnaithaandiVaravaayaa’.
Her performances in ‘Eaga’ and ‘Neethaane En Ponvasantham’ earned much acclaim and reputation as a performance oriented actress. Rajamouli’s film ‘Eeaga’ was simultaneously produced in Tamil as well as Telugu. This film portrays the story of an artist who takes revenge for the murder of her lover. This film was a great commercial success the total collections from this film was 1.25 billion rupees.
Samantha then worked in a tri-lingual film in which she played the role of Nithya. The Tamil version was named ‘Nee Thane En Ponvasakam’. This film earned average performance in the box office though it earned rave reviews about her acting talents. After that she was selected as the heroine of hero centric Tamil or Telugu movies. ‘Dookudu’, ‘SeetharamaVakitioSirimalleChettu’, ‘AttarintikiDaredi’ (2013), ‘Kathi’(2014) etc are some such films.
Side by side she became the brand ambassador of many products. She also started an NGO named Prathyusha Support to help women and children. The earning she gets from product launches. inauguration etc. are donated by her for his NGO.
She has always held that she was ready to work at lesser rates if she gets a film that gives her satisfaction. She acted in GauthamMenon’s films at charges lesser than her usual charges. Similarly she has acknowledged that she has acted inRajamouli’s‘Eega’ rejecting more profitable offers as she liked the character and was ready to do sacrifices for the benefit of the character as well as the film industry.