Sameera Reddy

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Sameera Reddy
Sameera Reddy at Mukti Foundation Event (8) (cropped).jpg
Born 14 December 1980 (1980-12-14) (age 33)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Height 5 ft 9 in
Spouse(s) Akshai Varde (2014–present)
Parents Chintapoli Reddy
Nakshatra Reddy
Relatives Meghna Reddy (sister)
Sushma Reddy (sister)

Sameera Reddy (born 14 December 1980) 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 also went on to appear in some Tamil films like Vaaranam Aayiram, Vedi and Vettai.

Early life[edit]

Sameera was born on 14 December 1982 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her father Chinta poli (C. P.) Reddy, is a businessman,[1][2] while her mother Nakshatra,[3] referred to as Niki by her daughters and in the media, was a microbiologist and worked with an NGO.[4][5] She has two siblings, Meghna Reddy, a former VJ and supermodel,[6] and Sushma Reddy, a Bollywood actress and model,[7] both elder to her.[8] 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".[8]

Career[edit]

Reddy first appeared in ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas's "Aur Aahista" music video in 1996, when she was a graduate.[9] 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.

Sameera Reddy at Shilpa Shetty's baby shower ceremony (3).jpg

She was signed for two films of Gautham Menon : Yohan Adhyayam Ondru and Dhruva Natchathiram, but both the films were eventually dropped.

Other activities[edit]

Reddy was a judge for the Miss Sri Lanka Online contest in 2012.[10]

Personal life[edit]

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.[11]Sameera got married to Akshai Varde an entrepreneur on 21 January 2014. It was a traditional Maharashtrian wedding. [12] [13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Ayesha Verma Hindi
2003 Darna Mana Hai Shruti Hindi
2004 Plan Sapna Hindi
2004 Musafir Sam Hindi
2005 Narasimhudu Telugu
2005 Jai Chiranjeeva Shilaza Telugu
2005 No Entry (Beach Girl) Hindi Cameo
2006 Taxi Number 9211 Rupali Hindi
2006 Ashok Telugu
2006 Naksha Riya Hindi
2007 Migration Hindi
2007 Fool and Final Payal Hindi
2007 Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala Rekha Bengali
2008 Race Mini Hindi
2008 One Two Three Hindi
2008 Kaalpurush Supriya Bengali
2008 Surya s/o Krishna Meghana Telugu
2008 Varanam Aayiram Meghna Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2009 De Dana Dan Manpreet Hindi
2010 Aasal Sarah Tamil
2010 Oru Naal Varum Meera Malayalam
2010 Red Alert: The War Within Lakshmi Hindi
2010 Aakrosh Hindi
2010 Mahayoddha Rama Sita Hindi
2011 Nadunissi Naaygal Sukanya Tamil
2011 Vedi Paaru Tamil
2012 Vettai Vasanthi Tamil
2012 Tezz Megha Hindi
2012 Chakravyuh Hindi Special appearance in song "Kunda Khola"
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Telugu Special appearance
2013 Varadhanayaka Lakshmi Kannada
2014 Naam Hindi Post Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Celebrities — Nikki Chintapoli Reddy, Made For Each Other". ShaadiTimes. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Reddy-made memories, Lifestyle — Leisure — Pune Mirror,Pune Mirror". Punemirror.in. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Haute and spicy". MiD DAY. 2002-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  4. ^ Basu, Arundhati (2005-12-10). "The Telegraph — Calcutta : Weekend". Calcutta, India: Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Girl interrupted". MiD DAY. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  6. ^ "Mumbai (Bombay), India, Sari and Catsuit, 1999, Photo of the Day, Picture, Photography, Wallpapers — National Geographic". Photography.nationalgeographic.com. 2001-06-25. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  7. ^ Barkha MathurBarkha Mathur, TNN (2008-02-09). "Why star siblings don't make it big — The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.comTimes of India. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  8. ^ a b "Metro Plus Kochi / Cinema : Reddy reckoner". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  9. ^ "I love the bombshell tag: Sameera Reddy — Entertainment — DNA". Daily News and Analysis. 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  10. ^ "Maria Alkasas Wins First Ever Online Beauty Pageant". AdaDerana.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Shekhar (20 January 2012). "Sameera Reddy Gift | Star Oprah Winfrey | Lime Green Saree | Shantanu Nikhil Sari". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sameera Reddy ties the knot today". Times of India. Jan 21, 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sameera Reddy and Akshai Varde to marry in April 2014". Biharprabha News. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 

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