Samantha was born to a Malayali mother and a Telugu father on April 28, 1987 and was raised in Chennai. Despite her mixed ethnic background, Samantha has cited that she sees herself as a Tamil, as she was brought up speaking Tamil and English at home.
Samantha got into modelling in her late teens and consequently movies happened to her. In 2013, Samantha became the second actress after Revathi to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for films Neethaane En Ponvasantham and Eega, respectively. We Wishes Samantha a very happy birthday.