Samantha Ruth Prabhu is an Indian actress with many movies in Tamil & Telugu to her credit.
Childhood, Family & Personal Life
Samantha Ruth Prabhu was born on Tuesday, 28 April 1987 to Prabhu(Father) and Ninette Prabhu(Mother). Her father is from Telugu speaking family & Mother is from Malayalam speaking family. They speak Tamil & English at home as the common languages.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Childhood photo with Mom Ninette Prabhu
Samantha is the youngest of the three children, she has two elder brothers Jonathan Prabhu and David Prabhu.
She was a very good student in school, she recently flauned her old marks card on twitter. She was an exceptional student.
- High School: Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
- Graduation: Bachelor of Commerce (Stella Maris College, Chennai)
Engagement to Naga Chaitanya: Samantha & Naga Chaitanya have been dating since 2015, they got engaged on January 29, 2017 in Hyderabad with family & friends in attendance. She calls him her support in the chaos.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu engagement with Naga Chaitanya
They met each other on the sets of "Yem Maya Chesave", a blockbuster movie which catapulted both the careers. The pair is popularly called "ChaiSam"
In the last years of her graduation she entered modelling, which paved the way for her entry to films.
Samantha was spotted by director Ravi Varman and was cast in the movie "Moscowin Kavery", however it wasn't her first released movie.
Ye Maaya Chesave(2010), A Romantic Drama by Gautham Menon with Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sudheer Babu is the first movie of Samantha. She won filmfare award for the movie.
She had a very successful beginning, she was called "lucky charm" for her early success, she been amongst the actresses in demand in Tollywood.
The brands & products she has endorsed include:
- Chik Shampoo
- Hitachi Air Conditioners
- Big C Mobiles
- Saravana Stores
- Lux ad
Samantha the philanthropist
Samantha at the peak of her career in 2012, fell ill from some sort of immunity disorder. She was admitted to hospital and treated there. She started Pratyusha Support a charity NGO, along with Dr. Manjula Anagani and couple other doctors after her recovery. Pratyusha Support helps women and children with illness. She has financially supported the foundation through campaigns and auction of personal items.
She helps with vaccination of infants, treatment of kids & women in need.
One of Mahesh Babu's movie poster had Kriti Sanon following him on the beach on all her fours, Samantha criticized the poster as "regressive" and tweeted on it, She was supported by actors like Siddharth, she was trolled by the twitter trolls but eventually Mahesh Babu corrected it and changed the poster.
She is often considered controversial for her open criticism of many things she perceives as wrong.