11 Facts We Bet You Did Not Know About Samantha Akkineni

11 Facts We Bet You Did Not Know About Samantha Akkineni

21 Mar 18 @ 12:34 PM | By Vamsee Ajjampudi

Samantha is one of the top league heroines who boasts a huge fanbase in South India. The actress, who is truly a South Indian actress due to her mixed ethnicity, has strained really hard to carve a place for herself. She got rewarded beyond her dreams when she soon earned the love of the two industries which are Tamil & Telugu Cinemas. Unlike the others who maintain a false public persona, Samantha has been bold enough to speak her mind whenever there is a necessity. And unlike most actresses, she has done her level best to keep her family life away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. She married Naga Chaitanya who belongs to one of the most prominent families of Tollywood. Apart from that, here are some unknown facts about Samantha.

  1. Samantha Became An Actor Due To Necessity

    The actress was facing a financial pinch in her early twenties. To get over it, she did many part-time jobs. At a later point of time, she got into modelling. There she was spotted by Ravi Varman, a cinematographer cum director, who introduced her to Cinema industry & that's how she became an actress.

    Samantha Became An Actor Due To Necessity
    Samantha Became An Actor Due To Necessity
  2. Samantha Founded A Health Care NGO

    She founded Pratyusha Support to promote health care services in certain areas. The foundation will treat poor kids & women who are ill. Livlife hospitals is partnering with the NGO to carry this mission forward. This quite humane of her for most heroines of this generation are busy setting up hotels & other establishments which churn out money.

    Samantha Founded A Health Care NGO
    Samantha Founded A Health Care NGO
  3. Samantha Considers Herself A True Tamilian

    Her father is a Telugu guy & her mother is a Malayali. However, the actress considers herself a Tamilian for she was brought up in Chennai. Due to her mixed ethnicity, she can easily be termed as a true South Indian. She has had a difficult time mastering Telugu but she has improved her Telugu diction.

    Samantha Considers Herself A True Tamilian
    Samantha Considers Herself A True Tamilian
  4. Samantha Real Name

    Although some friends call her Sam, her close friends & family call her Yashodha. Back when Siddharth & she were dating, Siddy called her as Yasho. Quite adorable isn't it?

    Samantha Real Name
    Samantha Real Name
  5. Samantha Debut Movie

    Contrary to the major belief, the actress's performance in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa wasn't her first. Her first performance was in Moscowin Kavery which was directed by Ravi Varman. However, Moscowin released after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa which made the latter her debut film. Also, Ravi Varmin's casting didn't get her the role in Vinnaithaandi. She clinched the role by auditioning for it.

    Debut Movie Of Samantha
    Debut Movie Of Samantha
  6. Inspiration Of Samantha

    The actress draws inspiration from Audrey Hepburn, a popular Hollywood actress who is known for her realistic performances. In fact, she is obsessed about her. She candidly confessed that the Hollywood actress influenced her professional life greatly.

    Inspiration Of Samantha
    Inspiration Of Samantha
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  8. Samantha Education

    Samantha is unquestionably a top league heroine. She put her best foot forward & pitched in a lot of effort to come to this stage. Same was the case when she was a student. She toiled very hard back in the past. And they paid off for she was a topper in her class.

    Samantha Education
    Samantha Education
  9. Favourite Food Of Samantha

    She may be a South Indian but her tastes are quite varied. She likes to grub on Sushi, a Japanese dish which is a boiled mix of raw seafood & veggies. She also likes Dairy Milk. Coming to sweets, she likes Paalakova a lot.

    Favourite Food Of Samantha
    Favourite Food Of Samantha
  10. Samantha's Favourite book

    Rhonda Byrne's The Secret is Samantha's favourite book. The book is about law of attraction which hypothesis that the nature compliments one's mood by providing things similar to his mood. For instance, assume that a person is in a positive mood, the nature will provide positive things to compliment the mood. The book has sold over 19 million copies so far.

    Samantha's Favourite book
    Samantha's Favourite book
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  12. Sam Overcame A Life Altering Disease

    In the Telugu flick S/O Satyamurthy, Samantha's character suffered from diabetes and craved for candies whenever her blood sugar levels plummeted. Off-screen, Samantha indeed suffered from diabetes in 2013. However, she overcame it. Two years later, she didn't have much trouble portraying the diabetic 'Subbalaxmi' character in that film for she could relate it to her life.

    Sam Overcame A Life Altering Disease
    Sam Overcame A Life Altering Disease
  13. Samantha Debuted In Bollywood

    Samantha made her Hindi debut in Ekk Deewana Tha which is the remake of the blockbuster Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. She played a minor but pivotal role in this film. Her role is more or less similar to her role in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. Unfortunately film got a cold reception upon its release and her debut went unnoticed.

    Samantha Debuted In Bollywood
    Samantha Debuted In Bollywood