Reddy in 2015
14 December 1980 (age 37)|
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil nadu, India|
|Alma mater||Sydenham College|
|Years active||2002 – 2013|
|Spouse(s)||Akshai Varde (2014–present)|
|Parent(s)||Chintapoli Reddy, Nakshatra Reddy|
Meghna Reddy (sister)|
Sushma Reddy (sister)
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).
Sameera was born on 14 December 1980 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh to a Telugu family. while her mother Nakshatra, 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 Sushama 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.
Reddy first appeared in ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas's "Aur Aahista" music video in 1997. 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. 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.
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||Hindi debut|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Shruti||Hindi|
|2005||Bajrang The Heman||Shilaja||Hindi|
|2005||No Entry||(Beach Girl)||Hindi||cameo appearance|
|2006||Taxi Number 9211||Rupali||Hindi|
|2007||Fool & Final||Payal||Hindi|
|2007||Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala||Rekha||Bengali||Bengali debut|
|2008||One Two Three||Laila||Hindi|
|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||Oru Naal Varum||Meera||Malayalam||Malayalam debut|
|2010||Red Alert: The War Within||Lakshmi||Hindi|
|2012||Chakravyuh||Herself||Hindi||Special appearance in the song "Kunda Khola"|
|2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Herself||Telugu||Special appearance in the song "Sai Andri Nanu"|
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