Born on April 28, 1987 to a Telugu father and Malayali mother, Samantha was brought up in Chennai. She did her graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She did modelling for earning pocket money, and that’s how her acting career came about.
Samantha was noticed in her very first film, Ye Maya Chesave, Gautham Menon’s well-crafted romance in 2010. She also did a cameo on the Tamil version of the film, Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya and the Bollywood remake, Ek Deewana Tha. Samantha’s other notable performances were in Baana Kaathadi and Dookudu.
She came into her own with last year’s hit, Eega, Rajamouli’s film that was also released in Tamil as Naan Ee. Samantha also featured in Gautham Menon’s 2012 film Neethaane En Ponvasantham. Both films won her the best actor’s award. Her 2013 releases have been Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Jabardasth in which she was paired opposite Siddharth. In 2014, she had superhit films like Manam opposite Naga Chaitanya and Kaththi opposite Vijay to her name. While the birthday gal is busy shooting for Vikram’s 10 Enrathukulla.