Samantha is a south Indian actress who appears mostly in telugu and tamil films. She was born to malayali mother and telugu father . She was a model in her teens which helped her to blossom in film industry . She debuted in telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave , directed by Gautham Menon . Remake of tamil film Vinnaithandi Varuvaya . She was applaused by critcs and fans for her performance in the film . Then she appeared in high budget telugu films like Dokudu and Brindavanam . She is now acting in some untitled tamil film which will male her establish in Tamil too . Soon or later , she would be dubuting in Malayalam film as she has been approached by a malaylam director but she has not yet made a deal .