Reddy at an event in 2017
|Born||14 December 1980 (age 39)|
|Alma mater||Sydenham College|
|Years active||2002 – 2013|
|Spouse(s)||Akshai Varde (2014–present)|
|Parent(s)||Chintapoli Reddy, Nakshatra Reddy|
|Relatives||Meghna Reddy (sister)|
Sushma Reddy (sister)
Alishka Varde (sister-in-law)
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), Oru naal vaarum (2010), Vettai (2012) and Tezz (2012).
Sameera was born on 14 December 1980 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Telugu father and a Kannadiga mother. Her mother Nakshatra, referred to as Niki by her daughters and 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.
Sameera is also the first Indian actress to have her own video game, Sameera the Street Fighter. This mobile video game can be downloaded by millions of fans and is available to cell phone users throughout India.
Reddy is a big fan of American talk show hostess 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||Sohail Khan||Hindi||Hindi debut|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Shruti||Prawaal Raman||Hindi|
|2005||Narasimhudu||Palakad Papa||B. Gopal||Telugu||Telugu debut|
|Jai Chiranjeeva||Shailaja||K. Vijaya Bhaskar||Telugu|
|No Entry||(Beach Girl)||Anees Bazmee||Hindi||cameo appearance|
|2006||Taxi Number 9211||Rupali||Milan Luthria||Hindi|
|2007||Migration||Divya||Mira Nair||Hindi||Short Film|
|Fool & Final||Payal||Ahmed Khan||Hindi|
|Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala||Rekha||Buddhadeb Dasgupta||Bengali||Bengali debut|
|One Two Three||Laila||Ashwni Dhir||Hindi|
|Vaaranam Aayiram||Meghna||Gautham Vasudev Menon||Tamil||Tamil debut,
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
|2009||De Dana Dan||Manpreet||Priyadarshan||Hindi|
|Oru Naal Varum||Meera||T. K. Rajeev Kumar||Malayalam||Malayalam debut|
|Red Alert: The War Within||Lakshmi||Anant Mahadevan||Hindi|
|Aakrosh||———||Priyadarshan||Hindi||Special appearance in song Isak Se Meetha|
|Mahayoddha Rama||Sita||Rohit Vaid||Hindi||Voice|
|2011||Nadunisi Naaygal||Sukanya||Gautham Vasudev Menon||Tamil|
|Vedi||Parvathi Paaru||Prabhu Deva||Tamil|
|Chakravyuh||———||Prakash Jha||Hindi||Special appearance in the song Kunda Khola|||
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||———||Krish||Telugu||Special appearance in the song "Sai Andri Nanu"|||
|2013||Varadhanayaka||Lakshmi||Ayyappa P. Sharma||Kannada||Kannada debut|
|Ahista||1998||—||Pankaj Udhas||Stolen Moments|||
|Tere Aane Ki Jab Khabar Mehke||2000||—||Jagjit Singh||Saher|
|Sameera:The Street Fighter||2006||Ancient Warrior Princess|||
Awards and nominations
|2003||Maine Dil Tujhko Diya||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2004||Musafir||Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|2008||Varanam Aayiram||Vijay Awards||Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress||Nominated|
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