Family- Samantha DoB April 28, 1987 to a Malayali mother and a Telugu father, Samantha was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu as the youngest child of the family to Prabhu and Ninette and two elder brothers Jonathan and David, whilst becoming fluent in the Tamil language.
Education-Samantha completed her schooling from Holy Angels Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, T. Nagar. She also has a degree in commerce at Stella Maris College, Chennai.
She followed up her collaborations with Gautham Menon and A. R. Rahman by appearing in the music video for the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 promotional song, Semmozhiyaana Tamizh Mozhiyaam, which Menon directed and Rahman composed.
the big budget Telugu film, Dookudu, along side Mahesh Babu. The film opened to positive review with critics from CNN-IBN labelling the film as "a treat for Mahesh's fans", adding that Samantha "looks good in song sequences" The Times Of India also praised the film mentioning that "Samantha looks beautiful and has done a great job, though her role as Prashanthi isn't too lengthy".The film took the largest ever opening for a Telugu film and grossed INR12.58 crores on the first day of its release,on its way to becoming the highest grossing Telugu film of the year.
Samantha is for S. S. Rajamouli's live action project Eega. She has also signed for a new film to be directed by Vamsi Paidipally, co-starring Ram Charan Tej as well as for Gautham Menon's trilingual project Neethaane En Ponvasantham playing the female lead in all three languages and shooting all scenes thrice with different co-actors