|Born||14 December 1982 (age 30)
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Relatives||Meghna Reddy (sister)
Sushma Reddy (sister)
Sameera Reddy (born 14 December 1982) is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Tollywood and Bollywood films.She has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada films.She went on to appear in commercially successful Tamil films like Vaaranam Aayiram, Vedi and Vettai establishing herself as a contemporary leading actress of Tamil Cinema.
Reddy was born on 14 December 1982 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Her father Chinta poli (C. P.) Reddy, a Telugu, is a businessman, while her mother Nakshatra, a Goud Saraswat Brahmin, referred to as Niki by her daughters and in the media, was a microbiologist and worked with an NGO. She has two siblings, Meghna Reddy, a former VJ and supermodel, and Sushma Reddy, a Bollywood actress and model, both elder to her. She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai and graduated from Sydenham College.
Sameera described herself as a "Tomboy" and "the ugly duckling in the family", while citing: "I was plump, had glasses and my glam quotient was rather low till I was 19". She also claimed that she had always been "the calm one" and "most diplomatic" among the sisters and was pampered since she was the youngest in the family.
Reddy first appeared in ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas's "Aur Aahista" music video in 1996, when she was a graduate. She caught the attention of Bollywood and was cast in a pivotal role in the 2002 Hindi film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya. In 2004, she appeared in Musafir.
Reddy appeared in the Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon, opposite Surya Sivakumar, which was a blockbuster. Reddy's acting and modest portrayal of a confident and down-to-earth girl earned her rave reviews.
She was signed for two films of Gautham Menon : Yohan Adhyayam Ondru and Dhruva Natchathiram, but both the films were eventually dropped.
Reddy is a big fan of American talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. She met Oprah during the former's visit to India at the welcome party hosted by Parmeshwar Godrej. As the television celebrity was reportedly impressed by Sameera's saree, she was presented a similar saree as a gift by the actress before she left India.
|2002||Maine Dil Tujhko Diya||Ayesha Verma||Hindi|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Shruti||Hindi|
|2005||No Entry||Chachi (Beach Girl)||Hindi||Cameo|
|2006||Taxi Number 9211||Rupali||Hindi|
|2007||Fool and Final||Payal||Hindi|
|2007||Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala||Rekha||Bengali|
|2008||One Two Three||Laila||Hindi|
|2008||Varanam Aayiram||Meghna||Tamil||Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress|
|2009||De Dana Dan||Manpreet||Hindi|
|2010||Oru Naal Varum||Meera||Malayalam|
|2010||Red Alert: The War Within||Lakshmi||Hindi|
|2012||Chakravyuh||Hindi||Special appearance in song "Kunda Khola"|
|2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Telugu||Special appearance|
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