Sameera Reddy

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Sameera Reddy
Actress Sameera Reddy.jpg
Reddy in 2015
Born 14 December 1980 (1980-12-14) (age 37)
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil nadu, India
Alma mater Sydenham College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002 – 2013
Spouse(s) Akshai Varde (2014–present)
Children 1
Parent(s) Chintapoli Reddy, Nakshatra Reddy
Relatives Meghna Reddy (sister)
Sushma Reddy (sister)

Sameera Reddy (born 14 December 1980) is a former Indian actress who primarily starred in Hindi films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu and Tamil films.

Sameera Reddy made her film debut with the 2002 film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya. She is best known for starring in films such as Darna Mana Hai (2003), Musafir (2004), Jai Chiranjeeva (2005), Taxi Number 9211 (2006), Ashok (2006), Race (2008), Varanam Aayiram (2008), De Dana Dan (2009), Aakrosh (2010), Vettai (2012) and Tezz (2012).

Early life[edit]

Sameera was born on 14 December 1980 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh to a Telugu family.[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 Sushama 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]


Reddy first appeared in ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas's "Aur Aahista" music video in 1997.[9] Sameera was meant to make her debut as an actress in Saravana Subbiah's Tamil film Citizen, during early 2000s, but eventually did not feature.[10] 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, opposite Anil Kapoor, Aditya Pancholi and Koena Mitra.

Other activities[edit]

Reddy was a judge for the Miss Sri Lanka Online contest in 2012.[11]

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.[12]

Reddy got married to Akshai Varde, an entrepreneur on 21 January 2014. It was a traditional Maharashtrian wedding.[13][14] They welcomed their son on 24 May 2015. [15]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Ayesha Verma Hindi Hindi debut
2003 Darna Mana Hai Shruti Hindi
2004 Plan Sapna Hindi
2004 Musafir Sam Hindi
2005 Narasimhudu Telugu Telugu debut
2005 Jai Chiranjeeva Shilaja Telugu
2005 Bajrang The Heman Shilaja Hindi
2005 No Entry (Beach Girl) Hindi cameo appearance
2006 Taxi Number 9211 Rupali Hindi
2006 Ashok Anjali Telugu
2006 Naksha Riya Hindi
2007 Migration Hindi
2007 Fool & Final Payal Hindi
2007 Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala Rekha Bengali Bengali debut
2008 Race Mini Hindi
2008 One Two Three Laila Hindi
2008 Kaalpurush Supriya Bengali
2008 Surya s/o Krishna Meghana Telugu
2008 Varanam Aayiram Meghna Tamil Tamil debut,
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2009 De Dana Dan Manpreet Hindi
2010 Aasal Sarah Tamil
2010 Oru Naal Varum Meera Malayalam Malayalam debut
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 Herself Hindi Special appearance in the song "Kunda Khola"[16]
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Herself Telugu Special appearance in the song "Sai Andri Nanu"[17]
2013 Varadhanayaka Lakshmi Kannada Kannada debut

See also[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". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  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: 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". 25 June 2001. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Maria Alkasas Wins First Ever Online Beauty Pageant". Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Shekhar (20 January 2012). "Sameera Reddy Gift | Star Oprah Winfrey | Lime Green Saree | Shantanu Nikhil Sari". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sameera Reddy ties the knot today". Times of India. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Sameera Reddy and Akshai Varde to marry in April 2014". Biharprabha News. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  15. ^ ""Motherhood is very humbling" - Sameera Reddy"
  16. ^ "Sameera Reddy|Chakravyuh"
  17. ^ "Sameera Reddy|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum"

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