10 years of Samantha: 8 terrific performances that we can’t get over
It was a decade ago when the stunning Samantha Akkineni set foot in Tollywood as Jessie Thekekuttu in Gautham Menon’s classic Ye Maaya Chesaave. From excelling in the role of a matured lover in YMC to hitting it out of the park as a devout wife in Majili, the 32-year-old has grown into one of the most popular South Indian actresses with several commendable performances. As Samantha celebrates 10 glorious years of winning the audience’s hearts, here are eight memorable performances that stand out in her illustrious career so far.
#1 Oh Baby
Directed by Nandini Reddy, this remake of a Korean film starred Samantha Akkineni and veteran actress Lakshmi as the leads. It beautifully threw light on the untold stories of mothers and how they let go of their dreams to raise their children. Samantha’s heart-touching portrayal of an elderly woman is not to miss.
#2 A Aa
Starring Nithiin and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, A Aa has Samantha play an under-confident girl with an overbearing mother. Her relatable portrayal not only established a voice for herself in the movie but also showcased her terrific comic timing.
Arguably the most memorable movie for the Akkineni clan starring the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao himself, Samantha’s scenes with Akkineni Nagarjuna were endearing and equally chirpy. The actress even nailed it in her scenes with Naga Chaitanya.