Healthntrends’s Fabulous 40 for 2021
The Olympians who represented the country on a prestigious platform. Some brought glory and others hope. The women who inspire us and make us believe that anything is possible, especially after the year that we have had. Women who have raised their voices and lent a voice to those who did not have one. There are too many to count, but this selection of 40 women will motivate us to hold our heads high while we march ahead.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
The proud recipient of four Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards, four South Indian International Movie Awards and three CineMAA Awards, Samantha Akkineni is the darling of Tamil and Telugu cinema. Right from her debut as the beautiful Jessie in the Telugu movie Ye Maaya Chesave, simultaneously made in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, up until her latest release Jaanu, Samantha has impressed audiences with her charm and presence on screen. Some of her recent films, including Super Deluxe, Oh! Baby, and Majili have been examples of her histrionic versatility.
In 2014, the actor set up the Pratyusha Support trust that serves the underprivileged by offering medical support to women and children and fulfilling the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. In 2020, Samantha, along with Healthntrends Miss India 2016 runner-up Sushruthi Krishna, started an online affordable apparel brand called Saaki. She also ventured into the field of education with the launch of a pre-school, the Ekam Early Learning Centre in Hyderabad.
The icing on Samantha’s cake for the year 2021 has to be the second season of The Family Man, the web series in which she plays the role of an antagonist, a rebel leader Rajalekshmi Sekharan, aka Raji. Referencing the suffering of those in the Tamil Eelam (a proposed state for Tamils in Sri Lanka), she is quoted as saying, “Raji’s story, though fictional to me, is a tribute to those that died because of an unequal war.”
She recently wrapped up her scenes for historical drama Shakuntalam, due for release in November, and is shooting for the romantic film Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal.
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