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Hometown: Chennai
Marital Status: Separated
Age: 37 Years

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Bio/Wiki
Other NameSamantha Akkineni
Nickname(s)Yasodha, Yasho, Sam, Papaa (nickname given by her ex-husband) [1]Bollywood Shaadis
Profession(s)Actress, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-28-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack (dyed brown)
Career
DebutFilm (Tamil): Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) as Nandini (cameo role)
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Film (Telugu): Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) as Jessie Thekkekuttu
Ye Maaya Chesave
Web Series (Hindi): The Family Man: Season 2 (2021) as Rajalekshmi “Raji” Sekharan; streamed on Amazon Prime Video
The Family Man Season 2
Awards2011: Filmfare Award South for Best Female Debut for the Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Filmfare Award 2010
2011: Nandi Award (Special Jury Award) for the Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave
2011: CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut for the Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave
2011: TSR-TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Eega
2013: Ananda Vikatan Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Neethaane En Ponvasantham
2013: CineMAA Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Eega
2013: Filmfare Award South for Best Actress for the Tamil film Eega
Samantha Ruth Prabhu holding her Filmfare Award for Eega
2013: Filmfare Award South for Best Actress for the Tamil film Neethaane En Ponvasantham
Samantha Ruth Prabhu holding her Filmfare Award
2013: Tamil Nadu State Film Award (Special Prize) for the Tamil film Neethaane En Ponvasantham
2013: Santosham Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Eega
2013: Vijay Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Neethaane En Ponvasantham
2014: Santosham Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Santosham Award
2014: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi
2014: Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi
2015: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Manam
2015: CineMAA Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Manam
2015: TSR-TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi
2015: RITZ Solitaire Award in the solitaire category for works and contributions to films
2015: 2nd BehindWoods Gold Medal Award for Best Actress (People’s Choice) for the Tamil films Kaththi and Anjaan
2016: RITZ Southscope Lifestyle Award for Style in Cinema- South India’s Most Admired Fashion Icon
2016: South Indian International Movie Award for Youth Icon of South India
2017: International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film A Aa
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her IIFA award
2017: Filmfare Award South for Best Actress for the Telugu film A Aa
Samantha Ruth Prabhu holding her Filmfare Award for A Aa
2017: Nandi Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu
2017: Santosham Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film A Aa
2017: Zee Cine Award Telugu- Queen of Box Office
Samantha Ruth Prabhu holding her Zee Cine Award
2017: 4th BehindWoods Gold Medal Award for Best Actress (People’s Choice) for the Tamil films 24 and Theri
2018: 2nd Social Media Summit and Award for her films- Most Liked South Indian Actress
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Social Media Summit Award
2018: Sri Kala Sudha Telugu Movie Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Rangasthalam
2019: TV9 Nava Nakshatra Sanmanam Award for Best Actor (Female) for Telugu films Rangasthalam, Mahanati and Oh! Baby
2019: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress (Critics) for the Telugu film Rangasthalam
2019: South Indian International Movie Award for Style Icon of the Year (Female)
2019: TSR-TV9 National Film Award for Citation of Honour
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's honour from TV9
2020: Zee Cine Award Tamil (Special Mention) for the Tamil film Super Deluxe
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Zee Cine Award
2020: Zee Cine Award Telugu for Best Actor in a Leading Role – Female for the films Oh! Baby and Majili
2020: Critics’ Choice Film Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the film Oh! Baby
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Critics Choice Film Award
2021: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress – Telugu for Oh! Baby
2021: New York Cinematography Award for Best Supporting Actress for the Telugu film Mahanati
2021: Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Award for Best Performance (Female) in a Hindi Web Series for The Family Man (Season 2)
2021: OTT & Digital Marketing Innovation Award for Best Female Lead of the Year for the Hindi web series The Family Man (Season 2)
2021: Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for the Hindi web series The Family Man (Season 2)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Filmfare OTT Award
2022: Champions of Change Telangana – 2021 for her work in the area of social welfare through Pratyusha Support for Outstanding Contribution to the Development and Welfare of Women and Children
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her Champions of Change Telangana 2021
RankingsTimes of India
2013: No. 9 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2012
2013: No. 2 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2012
2014: No. 12 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2013
2014: No. 9 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2013
2015: No. 9 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2014
2015: No. 3 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2014
2016: No. 5 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2015
2016: No. 7 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2015
2017: No. 12 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2016
2017: No. 3 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2016
2018: No. 21 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2017
2018: No. 16 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2017
2019: No. 3 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2018
2019: No. 3 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2018
2020: No. 1 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2019
Samantha Ruth Prabhu featured in Hyderabad Times list
2020: No. 7 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2019
2020: No. 17 in India’s Top 50 Most Desirable Woman 2019
2021: No. 2 in Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman 2020
2021: No. 1 in Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman 2020
Samantha Ruth Prabhu featured in Chennai Times
2021: No. 34 in India’s Top 50 Most Desirable Woman 2020
Other Ranking
2021: No. 3 in Top 10 Indian Web Series of 2021 – The Family Man TV Series (Season 2) by IMDb
2021: No. 3 in Most Tweeted about Actors (Female) in South Indian Entertainment by Social Networks
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 April 1987 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024) 37 Years
BirthplaceMumbai
Zodiac signTaurus
AutographSamantha Ruth Prabhu’s autograph
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
School(s)• CSI St Stephens Matriculation School, Chennai (upto class 10)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's report card
• Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
A picture of Samantha Ruth Prabhu's report card
College/UniversityStella Maris College, Chennai
Educational QualificationBCom hons. (with French Language) [2]The Times of India
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's graduation provisional certificate
Religion/Religious ViewsShe follows both Christianity and Hinduism. [3]Gulte
EthnicityHalf Telugu (from her father’s side) and half Malayali (from her mother’s side)
Food HabitVegan [4]News 18
HobbiesReading books, listening to music, shopping, gymming, gardening, horse riding
Tattoo(s)On her back near her neck- YMC; initials of her debut film Ye Maaya Chesave
On her right wrist- Two upward arrows
On her right rib- ‘Chay’ (Her ex-husband Naga Chaitanya's nickanme)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Chay tattoo dedicated to her ex husband Naga Chaitanya
Note: In October 2023, Samantha's tattoo was speculated to be removed as it could not be seen in a picture posted by her on social media. [5]India Today
A picture posted by Samantha Ruth Prabhu
ControversiesRow Over a Film Poster
In September 2013, Samantha created a stir by posting a controversial tweet on her social media account. The tweet was against the first poster of Mahesh Babu's film, Nenokkadine. It reads,

"Saw a poster of a yet to be released Telugu film. Not only is it deeply regressive, but it's point is actually that it is deeply regressive."
Mahesh Babu film poster The tweet did not go well with the fans of Mahesh Babu and they started criticising and disrespecting her. In support of Samantha, her that time boyfriend, Siddharth joined the conversation and started making derogatory comments against fans, by calling them haters and terrorists.
The fans were unhappy to such an extent that they started the hashtag #GetLostSamanthaAndSiddharth which received 11,000+ tweets in just five hours. In 2023, netizens trolled her for the poster of the Telugu film ‘Kushi.’ In the poster, the Indian actor Vijay Deverakonda was seen touching his foot to her arm. Netizens asked her if that was not regressive.
A tweet on the poster of Kushi
Conflict with the Film Producer
In 2023, the Indian film producer Chitti Babu passed negative Twitter comments on her after the release of her Telugu film ‘Shaakuntalam.’ He said that her career as a heroine was over. Later, she also made a deeming post on her Instagram hinting towards Chitti.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Twitter reply
Criticised for Spreading Fake News
In 2022, she was criticised for spreading fake dating rumours of her ex-husband Naga Chaitanya and the Indian actress Sobhita Dhulipala through her PR team. A netizen commented that she would spend the rest of her life with cats and dogs only. Later, Samantha said that she did not spread any rumours of Naga’s relationship. She also replied that she would be lucky to spent her life with her pets.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Twitter reply
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsSiddharth (2013-2015) (actor)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with Siddharth
• Naga Chaitanya (actor)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with Naga Chaitanya
Engagement Date29 January 2017
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's engagement photo
Engagement PlaceN-Convention Centre in Hyderabad
Marriage Date6 October 2017 (Hindu ceremony)
Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Hindu wedding
7 October 2017 (Christian ceremony)
Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Christian wedding
Marriage PlaceW Resort near the Vagator Beach in Bardez, Goa
Family
Husband/SpouseNaga Chaitanya (actor, m. 2017; div. 2022)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her ex-husband Naga Chaitanya

Note: She got separated with Naga in 2021 [6]Hindustan Times
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- Joseph Prabhu
Mother- Ninette Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and her parents
SiblingsBrother(s)- Jonathann Prabhu (physician) and David Prabhu (elder brothers)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu with Naga Chaitanya, her parents and brothers
Sister- None
Favourites
Actor(s)Dhanush, Suriya, Rajnikanth
ActressAudrey Hepburn
Film Director(s)Mani Ratnam, Woody Allen
TV ShowThe West Wing (1999)
BookThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne
FoodSushi, Sweet Pongal, Dairy Milk Chocolate, Paalakova
Travelling DestinationLondon
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Porsche Cayman GTS
• Land Rover Range Rover
• Jaguar XF
• Audi Q7
• Mercedes Benz G63
• BMW 7 Series [7]News 18
Expensive Things/Valuables• Pair of Manolo Blahniks (cost between Rs 98,000 and Rs 1 lakh)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu wearing a super expensive pair of Manolo Blahniks
• Gucci Sling Bag (costs around Rs 1.4 lakhs)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu flaunting a Gucci Sling Bag
• Bvlgari Serpentini watch (priced at Rs 6 lakh)
Money Factor
Assets/Properties• A house in the posh Jubilee Hills in the neighbourhood of Hyderabad [8]Hindustan Times
• A duplex apartment in Hyderabad for about Rs. 7.8 crore from Nalla Preetham Reddy [9]The Economic Times
• An apartment in Jayabheri Orange County, Hyderabad, India [10]DNA India
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 89 crore (as of 2023) [11]Hindustan

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Samantha Ruth Prabhu

  • Samantha Ruth Prabhu Samantha is of mixed origin as her mother Ninette is from Kerala while her father Joseph hails from Andhra Pradesh. 
  • She was a topper in her school.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu's childhood photo

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s childhood photo

  • Samantha’s family wasn’t financially good, and thus in order to generate some extra pocket money, she decided to take up modelling at a very young age.
  • For her pocket money, she started working as a model at a very young age.
  • During one of her modelling assignments for women’s innerwear label Naidu Hall, she was spotted by an Indian filmmaker, who offered him a role in a film.
  • She then worked as a model in various fashion shows.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a fashion show

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a fashion show

  • She has appeared in photoshoots of many renowned photographers.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu during a photoshoot

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu during a photoshoot

  • She has been featured in TV commercials for many brands such as Myntra, Ariel, Munch, Pepsi, Parimal Sandal Talc, and Dabur Vatika.

  • She has also appeared in print advertisements for various brands like South India Shopping Mall, Rexona, and Drools.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a print ad

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a print ad

  • She then acted in various Tamil films such as ‘Moscowin Kavery’ (2010), ‘Anjaan’ (2014), ‘Super Deluxe’ (2019), and ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal’ (2022).

    Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal

    Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal 

  • Samantha has appeared in many Telugu films including ‘Brindavanam’ (2010), ‘Eega’ (2012), ‘S/O Satyamurthy’ (2015), ‘A Aa’ (2016), ‘Majili’ (2019), and ‘Shaakuntalam’ (2023).

    Eega

    Eega

  • She was featured in the 2010 Tamil music video “Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam” by A. R. Rahman.
  • While she was working in the Telugu film ‘Ye Maaya Chesave’ in 2010, she met the Indian actor Naga Chaitanya, and gradually, they became good friends. However, they started dating each other in 2014, while shooting for the Telugu film ‘Autonagar Surya.’
  • She played a cameo role in the Hindi film ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ in 2012.
  • In the same year, she was bedridden for 15 days. After recovering, she started an NGO named Pratyusha Support. The trust provides medical support for women and children from the financially weaker sections.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu with NGO kids

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu with NGO kids

  • In August 2013, raised funds for the NGO by auctioning her personal items and a few momentous of her.
  • In the same year, she was diagnosed with diabetes.
  • For the NGO kids, she organised a plane trip to the Taj Mahal in 2014.
  • In 2015, she made a deal with the Andhra Pradesh Hospitals to pay one-third of the hospital bills of one infant per week.
  • The Income Tax Department raided her house in 2015. Along with her, the houses of a few other South Indian actors were raided.
  • She once shared that she was ready to compromise with her fees for some good roles in films. 
  • She started a company named Tweave in partnership with the Telangana Government in 2017 to promote the handloom sector in Telangana.
  • On her engagement on 29 January 2017, she wore an ivory saree on which her love story was embroidered.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu's embroidered saree

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s embroidered saree

  • Samantha became the designated partner at SVS Partners LLP (a private firm) on 15 February 2017.
  • In 2020, Samantha, along with the Indian actress Shilpa Reddy and educationist Mukta Khurana, started a preschool named Ekam.

    Ekam

    Ekam

  • She has hosted a few reality Telugu TV shows like ‘Bigg Boss Season 4’ (Star Maa) and ‘Sam Jam’ (Aha; also director and writer).

    Sam Jam

    Sam Jam

  • She was featured in the song “Oo Antava Mawa” from the Telugu film ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ in 2021. The song gained immense popularity.

    Oo Antava Mawa

    Oo Antava Mawa

  • In October 2021, Samantha and Naga Chaitanya took to Instagram to announce that she and Chaitanya had decided to separate.

    Naga Chaitanya's Instagram post about his separation from Samantha Ruth Prabhu

    Naga Chaitanya’s Instagram post about his separation from Samantha Ruth Prabhu

  • Reportedly, she said no to Rs. 200 crore alimony offered by Chaitanya, citing that she was a self-made woman. Their fans used to refer to them as ‘ChaySam.’ [12]India Today
  • She launched her film production company Tra-La-La Moving Pictures Private Limited on 26 December 2022.

    Tra-la-la Moving Pictures logo

    Tra-la-la Moving Pictures logo

  • She is also a co-partner in the fashion label Saaki. 
  • In March 2022, after the Indian actress Nayanthara, she became the second-highest-paid South Indian actress.
  • In August 2023, she was invited as the chief guest at the world’s largest Indian Independence Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu at the Indian Independence Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu at the Indian Independence Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City

  • She appeared in an episode of the Hindi reality TV show ‘MTV Hustle 3.0’ in 2023 as a celebrity guest.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the TV show MTV Hustle 3.0

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the TV show MTV Hustle 3.0

  • She was roped in the Hindi remake of the web series ‘Citadel’ in 2023.
  • In a video, she was spotted smoking a cigarette with her ex-husband Naga.

  • She also consumes alcohol at parties and events. [13]Instagram – Samantha Ruth Prabhu
  • On her 36th birthday, one of her fans Tenali Sandeep built a temple of her in his house premises in Alapadu village of Bapatla district in Andhra Pradesh.

    A temple of Samantha Ruth Prabhu built by his fan

    A temple of Samantha Ruth Prabhu built by his fan

  • Samantha has been featured on the cover of many magazines including JFW, B Positive, Elle, Filmfare, Fanta, and Cosmopolitan.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu featured on Cosmopolitan magazine

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu featured on Cosmopolitan magazine

  • She loves animals and has two pet dogs named Hash and Saasha.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her pet dogs

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu with her pet dogs

  • Samantha is a religious person and has a deep faith in God.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a church

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a church

  • On her self-titled YouTube channel, she uploads her podcasts.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu's YouTube channel

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s YouTube channel

  • She is suffering from myositis in which the immune system of the body attacks the muscles resulting in inflammation, weakness, and pain.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a hospital during her treatment

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a hospital during her treatment

  • She underwent a nose job surgery, to enhance her looks.

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s before and after photo

    Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s before and after photo