27-year-old actress-model Samantha Ruth Prabu has done 20 Tamil and Telugu films in the span of her four-year old career. She made her debut (cameo) in the Tamil romcom Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
It was director Ravi Varman who gave her break as the lead actress in Tamil film Moscowin Kavery (2010). She made her Telugu debut with action-comedy Dookudu (2011) which set a box office record by collecting Rs 101 crore in 50 days and she hasn't looked back.
Her film Attarintiki Daredi is regarded as the highest grossing film (US$31 million) in the history of Telugu cinema while her Tamil film Eega grossed US$21 million and was declared a blockbuster. Her latest release the Telugu comedy-drama Manam, which released last week, has already grossed over seven crore over the weekend. She has established herself as the leading actress in Telugu cinema. She has worked with all top heroes of the Tamil and Telugu including Mahesh Babu, Surya and Naga Chaitanya.
She is now being wooed by Bollywood makers. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh says, "I saw Samantha for the first time in the Telugu version of Eega and I feel she has tremendous chance of making it big in Bollywood. I watched her with rapt attention as she's so beautiful.
Her latest release Manam has three generations of the Akkineni family and is a phenomenal hit in the US. It's the first film from the Akkineni family in the US and in India and worldwide has already grossed US $1.1 million approx. Samantha holds the record for maximum number of films in the million dollar clubs in the South. She has worked with the best of directors, best of projects and co-stars and I have always wondered why she is not doing Hindi movies? I feel it's only a matter of time before she is flooded with offers."