Happy Birthday Samantha Ruth Prabhu: The Box Office Queen@30

April 28, 2017 09:22
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    Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has starred in hit films like, Ye Maaya Chesave, Dookudu and Janatha Garage, is on the fast track to stardom. As she turns 30 today, here's a pictorial look at her journey in Tamil and Telugu cinema so far.

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    Samantha Ruth Prabhu was born on April 28, 1987 to a Malayali mother and a Telugu father. She was brought up in Chennai and is the youngest child of the family. She completed her bachelor's degree in commerce at Stella Maris College, Chennai. During her under graduation, she started modeling.

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    Samantha debuted with Gautham Menon's Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010, in which, she was paired opposite Naga Chaitanya. Her role was critically-acclaimed and the film was hit at the box office.

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    Later in the year, she starred in two Tamil films- Baana Kaathadi, opposite Adharvaa and Ravi Varman's Moscowin Kavery.

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    2012 proved to be a good year for Samantha. Her Telugu film, Dookudu, opposite superstar Mahesh Babu, became one of the most successful films of all time. In the same year, she starred in S S Rajamouli's Eega. The film was made in Tamil and Telugu.

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    Samantha won her first ever Filmfare Best Actress Awards for Gautham Menon's Tamil romantic drama Neethane En Ponvasantham and Eega in 2012.

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    Next year, the actress featured again with Mahesh Babu in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu . Venkatesh also co-starred with Samantha and Mahesh Babu in the film. The romantic comedy, Jabardasth, opposite Pawan Kalyan also released in the same year. Despite an impressive star cast, the film tanked at the box office. Samnatha and Pawan Kalyan's next film, Attarintiki Daredi, a family drama, emerged as the highest-grossing Telugu film upon release. Ramayya Vasthavayya was her last release o the year, where she had a small role.

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    In 2014's Manam, she featured with several members of the Akkineni film family. She won Critics' Best Actress at the SIIMA Award or her role. Later, she featured opposite Naga Chaitanya in Autonagar Surya.

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    Linguswamy's gangster drama, Anjaan, opposite Suriya, was poorly received at the box office. However, AR Murugadoss' Kaththi, opposite Vijay, proved to be the most profitable Tamil films of 2014.

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    Samantha was praised for her performance in Thanga Magan, where she featured opposite Dhanush.

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    She was last seen in the hit film Janatha Garage. Theri, 24, Brahmotsavam and A Aa were Samantha's other releases of 2016.

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    This year in January, she got engaged to Naga Chaitanya, son of Telugu superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni and Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati.

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    The couple has planned a destination wedding, which will happen later this year.

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    This year, she is busy with three films- Irumbu Thirai, Aneethi Kathaigal and an untitled film with Vijay.

    Here's wishing Samantha Ruth Prabhu a very happy birthday.

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