Sameera Reddy

Sameera Reddy

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Sameera Reddy (Teluguసమీరా రెడ్డిSamīrā Reḍḍi ?; born 14 December 1982[1] is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Bollywood andKollywood films. Apart from Hindi and Tamil, she has also appeared in a number of TeluguBengali and Malayalam films.



[edit]Early life

Reddy was born in 14 december 1978 in RajamundryAndhra Pradesh. Her father Chintapoli (C. P.) Reddy, a Telugu, is a businessman,[2][3] while her mother Nakshatra, a Goud Saraswat Brahmin,[4] referred to as Niki by her daughters and in the media, was a microbiologist and worked with anNGO.[5][6] She has two siblings, Meghna Reddy, a former VJ andsupermodel,[7] and Sushma Reddy, herself a Bollywood actress and model,[8] both elder to her.[9] She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School in MahimMumbai 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".[9] 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.[5]


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

[edit]Personal life

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]


2002Maine Dil Tujhko DiyaAyesha VermaHindiDebut film
2003Darna Mana HaiShrutiHindi
2005NarasimhuduPalakad PapaTelugu
2005Jai ChiranjeevaShailajaTelugu
2005No EntryChachi (Beach Girl)HindiCameo
2006Taxi Number 9211RupaliHindi
2007Fool and FinalPayalHindi
2007Ami, Yasin Ar Amar MadhubalaRekhaBengali
2008One Two ThreeLailaHindi
2008Varanam AayiramMeghnaTamilNominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2009De Dana DanManpreetHindi
2010Oru Naal VarumMeeraMalayalam
2010Red Alert: The War WithinLakshmiHindi
2010Mahayoddha RamaSitaHindi
2011Nadunissi NaaygalSukanyaTamil
2012Endrendrum PunnagaiTamilPre-Production
2012Thuppariyum AnandanTamilPre-Production


  1. a b http://www.zimbio.com/Sameera+Reddy
  2. ^ "Indian Celebrities — Nikki Chintapoli Reddy, Made For Each Other". ShaadiTimes. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  3. ^ "Reddy-made memories, Lifestyle — Leisure — Pune Mirror,Pune Mirror". Punemirror.in. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  4. ^ "Haute and spicy"MiD DAY. 2002-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  5. a b Basu, Arundhati (2005-12-10). "The Telegraph — Calcutta : Weekend". Calcutta, India: Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  6. ^ "Girl interrupted"MiD DAY. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. a b "Metro Plus Kochi / Cinema : Reddy reckoner". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  10. ^ "I love the bombshell tag: Sameera Reddy — Entertainment — DNA"Daily News and Analysis. 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  11. ^ Shekhar (20 January 2012). "Sameera Reddy Gift | Star Oprah Winfrey | Lime Green Saree | Shantanu Nikhil Sari".Oneindia.in. Retrieved 3 February 2012.


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