She is a beautiful and successful South Indian actress, who has worked in many Tamil and Telugu movies. Samantha is known for many hit movies like Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Dookudu, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Eega, etc. Now, finally, she is going to tie the knot with her actor beau Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. The couple had got engaged earlier this year on 29 January in a dreamy ceremony. 

With Seven years into the film industry, she is not only a brilliant actor but also a fashionista. Every now and then, she surprises us with her unique fashion statements. 

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Here are 7 lesser-known facts about Samantha

Financial need made Samantha an actress:
The actress was going through a bad time financially in her early life. Therefore, she started modelling and taking up small part-time jobs for her daily requirements. Popular cinematographer-director Ravi Varman noticed and introduced her to the film industry. Since then, there was no looking back for the actress.

Beauty with brains:
According to the reports, Sam was a brilliant student and used to top the class. She worked hard to score well in her academics.  

Samantha is also known as Yashoda:
We all call her Sam. However, a few people know that she has another name too. The actress is called Yashoda by her family and close pals. 

Sushi lover: 
Samantha enjoys Sushi which is Japanese food prepared by steaming the mixture of raw fish, vegetables and boiled rice. She also loves to eat Dairy Milk chocolate bar. Paalakova is her favourite sweet dish.

A bookworm:
Sam's favourite book is Rhonda Byrne's The Secret.  All over the world, there are more than 19 million copies of this book sold so far.

Samantha is inspired by a Hollywood actor:
Sam fetches motivation from Audrey Hepburn who is a famous Hollywood actress. She is known for her acting skills, and Sam is very impressed with her.

She is a diabetic:
She looks fit and healthy that it is difficult to believe that Samantha has diabetes. Yes, she was diagnosed with the disease in 2013 and with her determination has overcome the disease. 

Sam runs a health-care NGO
Samantha is in a lot of social work. She has started an NGO with the name Pratyusha Support provide healthcare support in specific regions. Her NGO offers treatment and medical help to deprived children and women in need.