Samantha Ruth Prabhu turned Samantha Akkineni and her journey in the Telugu Film Industry is truly inspiring. Without much background, the actress has entered the film industry and made her mark. Today, she is one of the top actresses in South India. Samantha is currently giving preference for more content-oriented. But in her long career, the actress has done many commercial and glamorous roles.
She has scored super hits with almost all the current generation top stars in Tollywood. Let us have a look at some of her best Telugu Movies of her. Here we go.
1. Ye Maaya Chesave
A debut film for an actress cannot be more memorable than this. Ye Maaya Chesave is a sensation in all senses. Samantha Ruth Prabhu made a mark in her debut film. Her character dominated the male lead throughout the film. There is no doubt about that. His chemistry with Naga Chaitanya is excellent. It is such a perfect launchpad for Samantha and there is no looking back after this movie. Gautham Vasudev Menon is the director of this movie. Samantha’s first hero later became her husband as well.
In terms of performance or role, Dookudu might not be her best film but the film has helped her career to boost up few notches higher. Dookudu is one of the biggest blockbusters of that time. After the release of Dookudu, Samantha has entered the top league and all the best offers came her way. Again she seemed to be the perfect Jodi for Mahesh Babu. Their chemistry worked out very well. Srinu Vaitla is the director of the movie.
Eega is one of the crucial films for Samantha. She has got ample scope to perform and she did it with ease. Samantha’s performance in Eega will stand out even now. Samantha’s scenes with Nani came out really well and at the same time, her performance is top-notch. She has given a statement that she can perform emotional sequences to the core as well. SS Rajamouli’s vision has made the audience go awe for Eega. Apart from Samantha’s performance, Sudeep has stunned everyone in this movie.
4. Attarintiki Daaredi
Again more than her role, the commercial prospects of the movie are important. Attarintiki Daaredi ended up as an industry hit and such a huge success is very important for any actress. Samantha’s bubbly acting in this film has gained a positive response though. The combination scenes of Pawan Kalyan and Samantha worked out very well. Trivikram Srinivas is the director of the movie.
Samantha’s success secret lies in the way she handled her career. She has perfectly balanced the commercial prospects and the acting scope. In Manam, Samantha has got such a beautiful role. She has the best scenes with Nagarjuna in this movie and again the combination of Naga Chaitanya and Samantha is excellent. Manam should be considered a timeless classic. Vikram K Kumar has directed the movie and this film is a feast for Akkineni fans as they witnessed the three generations of Akkineni heroes in a single frame. Naga Chaitanya, Nagarjuna, and Nageshwara Rao have acted in the movie. Akhil was seen in a special cameo.
6. A.. Aa
A.. Aa is another important film in Samantha’s career. It is one such film where she got a role that has equal importance to that of the male leads. Sometimes, her character dominates the male lead as well. She played the titular role of Anasuya Ramalingam to the T. Nithiin has played the lead role in the movie. Again Trivikram Srinivas is the director of the movie. Samantha’s equation with Nadiya who played her mother has also worked very well. This film’s success has given Samantha the confidence that she can move towards female-oriented roles.
Rangasthalam is the film that got released after her marriage. She played the role of Ramalakshmi, a village girl in the film. She looks de-glam in the movie. Yet again, Samantha has proved that she can add a huge value to the project. Rangasthalam is a very fine film and the highest grosser in Ram Charan’s career. Sukumar is the director of the movie. The climax twist in Rangasthalam has proved why Sukumar is rated so high in the movie. Rangasthalam is also known for its emotional content.
Though in Mahanati, Samantha has played a supporting role, she has made sure she left her mark. Mahanati is all about Keerthy Suresh’s performance. She did a fantastic job in the role of Savitri. Yet, the director’s brilliance has given scope for Samantha. She played a journalist in the movie who dig about Savitri’s life. Samantha’s performance towards the climax will be remembered for a long time. Mahanati is a crucial film in Samantha’s career.
After her marriage with Naga Chaitanya, this is the first movie that they both acted together. She has played the role of Sravani in the movie. Majili is a super hit that released in 2019. Her chemistry with Naga Chaitanya is intact. Her character is designed in such a way that every man thinks of Sravani as his ideal wife. Samantha has given life to the character Sravani with much ease. Shiva Nirwana has directed the movie. Priyatama Priyatama song in this film is a huge chartbuster.
10. Oh! Baby
As said earlier, Samantha after her marriage is giving importance to only strong roles. She is denying the regular commercial-oriented roles. Oh! Baby is such an excellent and beautiful film we have ever seen. Samantha has played a really different role in Oh! Baby. She will be seen as a youngster, but her body language was that of a 70-year old grandmother. Samantha has given a flawless performance in the film. Nandini Reddy has made sure the emotional connectivity is intact. Samantha, Rao Ramesh’s combination sequences towards the climax are top-notch and worked really well in favor of the movie. Definitely, one of the best roles of Samantha to date.
Samantha Akkineni is picking up only interesting roles that come close to her heat. She will be next seen in the multilingual movie Shaakunthalam which is based on the mythological Mahabharatam, Adi Parva. Guna Sekhar is the director of the movie. Samantha has also given nod to a couple of Tamil-Telugu bilinguals. She has even taken the OTT route. She has played the antagonist in the web-series The Family Man 2.