First published on June 7, 2021, 2:49 p.m. IST
Here are seven lesser-known facts about The Family Man 2 actress Samantha Akkineni her fans should know.
Samantha Akkineni is a beautiful and successful South Indian actress who has worked in numerous Tamil and Telugu films. Recently, Samantha gave a fabulous performance in Manoj Bajpayee’s The Family Man 2, as the antagonist, Tamil terrorist Raji.
Samantha Akkineni, the Telugu and Tamil film industry, had blockbuster movies to her name like Majili, Eega, Mersal, Rangasthalam and others. A few days ago, Samantha featured No. 1 in the Chennai Times Most Desirable Women List of 2020.
Samantha has beaten southern heroines like Sai Pallavi, Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal, Rashmika Mandanna, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Nithya Menen, Andrea Jeremiah and others to reach this milestone. So here are seven lesser-known facts about Samantha.
Samantha was going through a bad time financially early in her life. Therefore, she started modeling and doing small part-time jobs for her daily needs. Famous cinematographer and director Ravi Varman noticed her and introduced her to the film industry. Since then, there is no going back for the actress.
According to reports, Sam was a brilliant student and was the best in the class. She worked hard to achieve good results in her studies. From her grades and comments from her teachers, she appears to be a meticulous high school student with an impressive academic record.
We all call her Samantha. However, a few people know that she also has another name. The actress is referred to as Yashoda by her family and close friends.
Samantha loves sushi, which are Japanese dishes made by steaming a mixture of raw fish, vegetables, and boiled rice. She also enjoys eating Dairy Milk chocolate bars. Paalakova is her favorite sweet dish.
Sam’s favorite book is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Worldwide, over 19 million copies of this book have been sold to date.
Samantha is diabetic. Yes, she was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013 and with her determination, she overcame the disease.
Samantha is motivated by Audrey Hepburn, the Breakfast at Tiffany actress.