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With close to 50 films, countless awards and 14.1 million (and counting) followers on Instagram, you can assert that Samantha Akkineni needs no introduction. A notable name in the South Indian cinema, Samantha is known as much for her blockbuster films and professional achievements as she is for her sartorial flair. When it comes to fashion, Samantha is a bona fide trendsetter in her own right! Be it her Indian wear choices, throw-on-and-go silhouettes or her ‘cherish, re-wear and flaunt’ mindset, Samantha is a fashion inspiration. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Recalls Imagining 'Main Hoon Na' Saree Flying Emotion When She Met Saif Ali Khan)
Did you know Samantha Akkineni’s engagement saree was personalised to incorporate the milestones and special details of the #ChaiSam love story? Samantha’s Lovestory 2.0 lehenga was an ivory beauty by Kresha Bajaj and the combination of aari and zardosi embroidery on it had swooned us completely. Now that’s what we call sheer fashion goals!
On the birthday celebration of Velamakucha Venkata Ramana Reddy, known professionally as Dil Raju, Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya stole the limelight with their stylish appearance. For the birthday celebration, Samantha opted for a semi-formal look with a polka-dot puffed sleeves top paired with black formal pants and a Gucci belt. Naga Chaitanya charmed us in his full-sleeves t-shirt paired with formal pants and shoes. The lovebirds happily posed for the paparazzi.
It was on October 6, 2017, when Samantha had tied the knot with her Yeh Maaya Chesave co-star and an equally famous star in the South film industry, Naga Chaitanya. On their third wedding anniversary, Samantha had posted a throwback picture with Chaitanya from his cousin, Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj’s wedding. Wishing her hubby on their special day, she had written, “You are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together. Happy anniversary husband @chayakkineni” followed by a heart emoticon. (Also Read: Neetu Kapoor Remembers Rishi Kapoor As He Completed Five Decades In Industry With 'Mera Naam Joker')
For the traditional wedding with Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Akkineni had picked an ivory Kanjeevaram saree, which she had paired with a red silk embroidered blouse. Samantha had repeated her wedding saree for Venkatesh Daggubati's daughter, Ashritha Daggubati’s marriage in 2019. This time, Samantha had paired her beautiful Kanjeevaram saree with a matching plain closed-neck full-sleeves blouse and had accessorised her look with a layered necklace, jhumkas and a bun tied with gajras. Needless to say, Samantha had stolen our hearts in her Kanjeevaram saree just like the first time at her wedding.
While Samantha Akkineni had swooned us with her sartorial picks every single time, she was trolled for her outfit post her wedding with Naga Chaitanya. Recalling the negative criticism she had faced for wearing a revealing outfit for the first time after marriage, Samantha had stated in an interview with the Hyderabad Times, “I remember, the first time when I wore something revealing after marriage, I was trolled terribly and it was very, very hard. But I noticed that when I did it the second time, it was not so bad. It’s all about taking that first step. I’m not going to say that I did something brave. I was scared of the repercussions and of the trolling. But at the same, I told myself that things have to change and I’m going to do as much as I can to be a part of that change.”
For some, tattoo is just a piece of art but for some, it is a permanent piece that holds a special place in their heart, reminding them of their special someone. Samantha too, got herself inked and it was in 2019 when she had given the first glimpse of her tattoo. Dressed in a white crop top, matching trousers and a sheer cape-style jacket, Samantha’s intricate tattoo along the side of her ribs had her hubby, Naga Chaitanya's name. Sharing the picture, Samantha had written, "Living my best life... (the only tattoo that I’ve been hiding finally on display) @chayakkineni my husband my world." A year later, Samantha had given a proper glimpse of her tattoo in her look for the Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020. (Also Read: Varun Dhawan Reveals His Girlfriend, Natasha Dalal Rejected Him Multiple Times, He Didn't Give Up)
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