Hyderabad: Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu turns a year older on Friday. The actress, who made her acting debut in 2010, is one of the most sought-after and popular actresses in the country now. She is working not just in the South cinema industry but also Bollywood and Hollywood. Here are her top 10 films and the reasons why they are popular:
1. Ye Maaya Chesave (2010): This romantic drama marked Samantha’s debut in Telugu cinema and was a critical and commercial success.
2. Eega (2012): A fantasy film that tells the story of a man reincarnated as a fly seeking revenge, ‘Eega’ received widespread critical acclaim and was a box office success.
3. Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012): Samantha’s first Tamil film with director Gautham Menon, this romantic drama was a commercial success and received positive reviews.
4. Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu (2012): Another romantic drama, ‘Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu’ was praised for its performances and music.
5. Manam (2014): A family drama film starring Samantha along with her ex-husband Naga Chaitanya and his father Nagarjuna, ‘Manam’ was a commercial and critical hit.
6. Theri (2016): A Tamil-language action thriller, ‘Theri’ was a commercial success and Samantha was praised for her performance.
7. A Aa (2016): This romantic comedy was a box office success and Samantha won critical acclaim for her performance.
8. Rangasthalam (2018): Set in the 1980s, ‘Rangasthalam’ was a commercial and critical success and saw Samantha in a different avatar.
9. Irumbu Thirai (2018): A Tamil-language action thriller with Samantha playing the female lead, ‘Irumbu Thirai’ was a commercial success.
10. Super Deluxe (2019): An anthology film that explores social issues and taboos, ‘Super Deluxe’ was Samantha’s first collaboration with director Thiagarajan Kumararaja and was widely appreciated for its storytelling.
Samantha’s performances, choice of scripts, and versatile acting skills are some of the reasons why her films have been popular among audiences. She is known for her ability to portray a range of characters with ease.