Samantha Akkineni — From being diabetic to loving sushi: 8 lesser known facts about actress

First Published 3, Jul 2020, 6:28 PM

With more than nine years into the film industry, Samantha Akkineni is not only a brilliant actress but also a fashionista. Every now and then, she surprises us with her unique fashion statements

<p>Samantha Akkineni 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, Mahanati, Dookudu, U-Turn, Super Deluxe, Oh! Baby, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Eega, and more.</p>

Samantha Akkineni 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, Mahanati, Dookudu, U-Turn, Super Deluxe, Oh! Baby, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Eega, and more.

<p>Samantha is now married to Naga Chaitanya and they are one of the most loved and good looking celebrity couples in showbiz. Their social media posts always bring a smile to their fans' faces.</p>

Samantha is now married to Naga Chaitanya and they are one of the most loved and good looking celebrity couples in showbiz. Their social media posts always bring a smile to their fans' faces.

<p>So here are eight lesser-known facts about Samantha.</p>

So here are eight lesser-known facts about Samantha.

<p><strong>Financial need made Samantha an actress: </strong>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 is no looking back for the actress.</p>

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 is no looking back for the actress.

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

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

In 2018, she was seen in legendary actress Savitri's biopic, Mahanati, where she played the role of a young investigative journalist.

In 2018, she was seen in legendary actress Savitri's biopic, Mahanati, where she played the role of a young investigative journalist.

<p><strong>Samantha is also known as Yashoda:  </strong>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.</p>

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.

<p><strong>Sushi lover:</strong> 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 bars. Paalakova is her favourite sweet dish.</p>

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 bars. Paalakova is her favourite sweet dish.

<p><strong>A bookworm: </strong>Sam's favourite book is Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. All over the world, more than 19 million copies of this book have been sold so far.</p>

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

<p><strong>Samantha is inspired by a Hollywood actor: </strong>Sam is motivated by Audrey Hepburn who is a famous Hollywood actress. She is known for her acting skills, and Sam is very impressed with her.<br />
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Samantha is inspired by a Hollywood actor: Sam is motivated by Audrey Hepburn who is a famous Hollywood actress. She is known for her acting skills, and Sam is very impressed with her.
 

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

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

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

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

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