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While pursuing a degree in commerce, Samantha Akkineni had started working as a part-time model and had received a lot of offers for films. However, Samantha had made her acting debut in Gautam Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu film, Ye Maaya Chesave, for which she was bestowed with Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress. And since then, there has been no looking back for this gorgeous actress. With films like Kaththi, Theri, 24, Mersal, Rangasthalam, Mahanati, Majili, Oh! Baby and recently released, Jaanu, Samantha has proved her mettle in acting. (Also Read: Kangana Ranaut Net Worth: From Luxury Bungalows, Clothing Line, To Her Elite Collection Of Supercars)
Samantha’s debut film, Ye Maaya Chesave had not just proved a turning point in her professional life but personal life too. It was during the shooting of this film, she had met her soulmate, Naga Chaitanya, who had played the lead opposite her. During the course of shooting, the two had struck a great friendship and it was in 2015 when dating rumours of Chay and Sam had started surfacing. It had gotten more mileage when she had revealed that she had found her prince charming. After knowing each other for 8 years, the duo had tied the knot on October 6, 2017.
Ye Maaya Chesave was released in 2010 and completed 11 years recently and to celebrate the same, Samantha Akkineni shared an adorable video message. To mark the completion of her 11 years in the industry, Samantha took to her IG handle and thanked director, Gautham Menon and co-actor-hubby, Naga Chaitanya. She also thanked her fans for showering their immense love and support for her. Samantha captioned the video as “#11yearanniversary Thankyou @menongautham for seeing something in me… something that I really didn’t see in myself... Thankyou @ManjulaOfficial and Thankyou @chay_akkineni... and Thankyou to all of you reading this .. you have made me the happiest woman in the world.”
Samantha Akkineni is quite active on social media. A few months back, Samantha had hosted a ‘Post A Pic’ session with her fans and had shared a number of pictures from her personal life. When asked by one of her fans, which is her most memorable picture, the diva had posted an adorable picture with her hubby, Naga Chaitanya. The picture was from their first film together, Ye Maaya Chesave, atop which she had written, “First photo shoot”. (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor's New House To Have A Wall Dedicated To His Ladylove, Alia Bhatt's Candid Pictures?)
It had taken 8 long years for Chaitanya and Samantha to confess their feelings for each other. Talking about the same, Samantha had once stated that the time was never right in their case. When she had really liked him, he was not in the right space and when he had started responding positively, something or other happened. She had retorted that it took them 8 years to come on the same page. But when they did, all the fans of Chay and Sam couldn’t hide their happiness.
Sam and Chaitanya’s bond is unmatchable and one look at the doting couple makes us fall madly-in-love with them. On October 6, 2020, Samantha and Chaitanya had completed three years of marital bliss. To wish the love of her life, Samantha had taken to her IG handle and had shared a monochrome picture from his cousin, Rana Daggubati’s wedding. Posing with arms around each other, Samantha and Chaitanya had looked stunning as always. Along with the picture, Samantha had written a beautiful wish for her hubby, which could be read as “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: Richa Chadha Is Glad To Have A Partner Like Ali Fazal In Her Life, His Reaction Is Unmissable)
On October 06, 2017, Tollywood's one of the most talented and beautiful actresses, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, became Samantha Akkineni, when she had tied the marital knot with her long-time beau and South industry's popular actor, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. Their ten-year-old love story is an inspiration for the millennial generation that dealsRead More