Samantha made her debut as an actress in the now cult classic Ye Maaya Chesave directed by Gautham Menon. 11 years later, Samantha has echoed the film's title and has become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed actresses. On the 11th anniversary of the film, fans of Samantha have taken to Twitter to celebrate her and her illustrious career. Samantha's fans have shared several posters showcasing her iconic roles from Jaanu to Oh! Baby.
Since her debut, Samantha has appeared in several popular Tamil and Telugu films like Dookudu, Kathithi, A Aa, Theri, Rangasthalam and Mahanti. In recent years, Samantha received critical acclaim for her roles in Super Deluxe, Oh! baby and Jaanu. Samantha has also won several awards for her roles. To name a few, she has won 4 Filmfare awards, 2 Nandi Awards, 4 South Indian International Movie Awards.
Ye Maaya Chesave still remains one of Samantha's most popular films. She is widely known for her iconic character Jessie. Samantha won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress. In recent years, she won over the audiences with her comical character in Trivikaram Srinivas's A Aa. She shined in her role as the rustic belle in Sukumar's Rangathalam. In Nag Ashwin's Mahanati, Samantha won over the audiences with a stellar performance. Samantha received critical acclaim for her role in the hit film Super Deluxe and proved that she can play grey characters. In her 11 year long character, Samantha has taken on a wide range of roles and proved to be one of the best actresses the southern cinema has seen.
On the work front, Samantha was last seen in the hit film Jaanu. Samantha recently made her OTT debut with the talk show Sam Jam. Samantha is now working on two projects Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal and Shaakuntalam. Samantha will also appear in the web series The Family Man season 2.