Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Other NamesYasodha
Date Of Birth28 April 1987
Age36 years 11 months 25 days
Place Of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Mother TongueTamil
Eye colorBrown
Debut MoviesVinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa(Tamil) , Ye Maaya Chesave(Telugu)
Hair colorBlack
EducationBachelor of Commerce
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BrothersDavid Prabhu(Elder) , Jonathan Prabhu(Elder)
MotherNinette Prabhu
Languages KnownTamil,English,Malayalam,Telugu,Hindi
Favorite ActorsClint Eastwood(Hollywood) , Shah rukh Khan , Rajini Khanth & Kamal Hasan
HobbyMusic, Movies
Favorite ColorBlack & white
Favorite Music DirectorA R Rahman
Favorite DirectorMani ratnam, Gautam Menon
Favorite ActressSridevi , Rekha, Shobhana
Favorite SingerLatha mangeshkar
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FatherJoesph Prabhu
Favorite FoodSouth Indian,Chicken,Fish
Favorite Vacation DestinationLondon
Favorite DressJeans & T-shirt


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 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
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.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu: Photos, Pictures

Samantha ruth prabhu & naga chaitanya engagement pics
Samantha ruth prabhu & naga chaitanya engagement pics
Samantha ruth prabhu & naga chaitanya engagement pics
Samantha ruth prabhu & naga chaitanya engagement pics
Samantha ruth prabhu childhood photo with mom ninette prabhu
Samantha ruth prabhu childhood photo with mom ninette prabhu
Samantha ruth prabhu engagement with naga chaitanya
Samantha ruth prabhu engagement with naga chaitanya

Samantha Ruth Prabhu: Videos

Samantha Interview
Samantha Interview
Samantha engagement with Naga Chaithanya
Samantha engagement with Naga Chaithanya
Samantha & Naga Chaitanya Manam Interview
Samantha & Naga Chaitanya Manam Interview

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Samantha donated 30 lakh rupees for the relief of Chennai flood affected areas, she grew up in Pallavaram, one of the places that was affected.
  2. She has agreed to pay for one child with need for intensive care in Andhra Pradesh every week. She has also agreed to pay for the vaccination of infants.
  3. Samantha has her own NGO "Pratyusha Support" which provides medical support for women & children. It was started in 2012, during the peak years of her life. She was ill for 60 days in 2012, it lead her to start Prathyusha to help others undergoing same difficulty but without means.
  4. Samantha doesn't mind reducing her remunerations for Good movies.
  5. Samantha wore Koƫcsh sari for her engagement
  6. Before taking up a movie she looks into other films of the director, then the script.
  7. According to her NTR is the best dancer in Tollywood.
  8. At a point she was speculated to be in relationship with actor Siddharth, it was neither denied nor confirmed.
  9. Among her traits, she hates her insecurities, she is greedy when it comes to film career
  10. Gautham Menon's "Khakka Khakka" was the first Telugu film she watched.
  11. She endorsed Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister post in 2014 elections.
  12. She has stayed away from Hindi films, she says she is more comfortable in South Indian films.
  13. If she could change something about her, she likes to look couple of inches taller.
  14. Samantha fondly calls Naga Chaitanya as "Chay"
  15. She is a simple girl at heart, she wants to go to events in casuals, she likes dressing up, but only for special occasions and prefers to be in jeans & T-shirt most of the times
  16. When Samantha quits acting, she wants to take up charity work through her NGO Pratyusha
  17. She is not opposed to kissing scenes if they are done aesthetically & the character needs it.
  18. When asked about her views on other actors: All Arjun(Great friend), Mahesh Babu(Good looking), Naga chaitanya(First Love), Nani(Great Actor), NTR(Superstar), Rajamouli(Teacher), Gautam Menon(Mentor)
  19. She wishes she can be as good in married life as she is as an actress, she calls it her dream.
  20. Samantha has been nominated for more than 30 awards so far, she has won more than half of them.
  21. she has been chosen by the same set of directors & producers, which she takes pride in.
  22. Samantha is known as Sam among her friends and family.
  23. She wishes to act in a movie directed by Maniratnam.
  24. Early in her career she was distressed because she thought she was not as tall, not as good looking, not as fair as other girls in the industry, now she is happy with what she is.
  25. She doesn't want to appear in item songs unless there is some substance in it, a theme or something that is exciting.
  26. Her family home was raided in 2015 by the Income Tax officials, a lot of film actors were raided during that time. The officials however are said to have found nothing illegal.
  27. In 2012 she suffered from immunity disorder for a long time
  28. For her good looks on screen she credits Makeup & good cinematography.
  29. She has had some skin problems in the past.
  30. She is among the highest paid actresses of Tollywood.
  31. "Ye Maaya Chesave" is one of the most liked movies of Samantha.
  32. She is a huge of Malayalam films, she wants to act in Malayali films more and more.
  33. She deliberately made herself look hot in "Anjaan" to shed her "Girl next door" appearance.
  34. Samantha was considered as "lucky charm" by the Tollywood producers after her initial success, she was.
  35. Samantha organized a airplane trip to Taj Mahal for children suffering from serious illness. She also arranged for these children to meet their favorite actors.


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  1. I'm God's favorite child. My career has been nothing short of fantasy.
  2. As a celebrity you are constantly judged, that is the difficult thing about being celebrities, we are just humans, we do mistakes too.
  3. I love kids, I think they like me because I'm like them when I'm with them.
  4. My critics inspire me
  5. Until the audience and the industry say we've had enough of her, I'm not quitting films
  6. I'm a simple person, what you see is what you get.
  7. I get excited more about the director with whom I am going to work than the hero
  8. Films are just a part of my life and are not my life
  9. Naga Chaitanya is my anchor. He's the stability in my tumultuous life
  10. There are many women out there who are more beautiful and more talented than me.