Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress and model who works primarily in Telugu and Tamil films. She made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South and a Nandi Award. Samantha then won both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric films, earning box office success with Dookudu (2011), Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu (2012), the dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) as well as with the Tamil films, Kaththi (2014), Theri (2016) and 24 (2016). Her work in the Telugu film A Aa (2016) won her a fourth Filmfare Award.