Actress Samantha who has become the darling of Tamil and Telugu movie buffs celebrates her 27th birthday today.
Samantha is currently acting with Vijay in ‘Kaththi’ directed by A.R.Murugadoss and Suriya in ‘Anjaan’ directed by N.Lingasamy. She is also the top contender for the heroine slot Vikram and Karthi’s upcoming films. The actress is equally popular in Telugu and has already acted with all the leading stars like Mahesh Babu, Junior NTR, Pawan Kalyan, Siddharth and Naga Chaitanya
Samantha has not gained this star status overnight or by the success of a single film. Born to a Malayali Mother and a Telugu Father, Samantha sees herself as a Tamilian since she was born and brought in Chennai. She finished her UG in a famous women’s college in Chennai and entered modeling.
After being spotted by director Gautham Vasudev Menon, Samantha made her acting debut with the Telugu film ‘Ye Maaya Chesave’ which was a runaway hit. Her Tamil debut was not as successful.
Till now she has acted in full-fledged roles in four films in Tamil and ‘Naan Ee’ directed by S.S.Rajamouli was the lone commercially successful venture. In the meantime some skin related disease forced her to opt out of director Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’ and Shankar’s ‘Ai.’
But Samantha’s charming looks and soulful performance were appreciated by fans as well as critics in all films especially ‘Neethane En Ponvasantham’ directed by Gautham.
In a short span Samantha has received many awards in Tamil as well as Telugu proving her performance abilities. She is the only actress after Revathi, to receive the Filmfare Award for The Best Actress in Tamil (Neethane En Ponvasantham) and Telugu (Eega) in 2012.
Going by these trivia it is evident that hard work, talent and most importantly the self confidence of Samantha have made her shine at the top in Tamil film industry.
Samantha has tweeted that she is shooting in Chennai today (April 28). Hope she will be celebrating her birthday on the sets.
TamilWire wishes the young actress a very happy birthday and lot more successes to come.