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Samantha Ruth Prabhu


Samantha Ruth Prabhu, an Indian actress, works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil film industries. She grew up in Pallavaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Born to Telugu and Malayali parents, she comes from a modest background and started modeling as a part-time job.

She started her career with Gautam Menon's Ye Maya Chesave and went on to make more than 40 movies in 11 years. She is best known for her roles in Eega, Mahanati, Mersal, 24, Dookudu, Rangasthalam, Super Deluxe, Oh! Baby and more. She is a recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards, four South Indian International Movie Awards, and three CineMAA Awards. She is one of the first South Indian actors to venture into exciting world of OTT and establish herself as a force to reckon with across India as a part of the second season of the Amazon series, The Family Man for which she has won accolades and awards from across the world.

The coming years have her exploring Bollywood, Hollywood and more with films and shows Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and English lined up.

She is a huge supporter of indigenous talent and homegrown fashion. She is also Telangana's handloom ambassador and promotes the region's weaving industry.

She also runs an NGO, Pratyusha Support, to provide medical support for women and children in 2012 as well as a progressive early learning school called Ekam, Early Learning Center.