Samantha Akkineni is an Indian actress and model. She has established a career in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, and is a recipient of several accolades including four Filmfare Awards. Alongside her acting career, Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, while she also started her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, to provide medical support for women and children in 2012. She donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to support the foundation. Currently, she is the ambassador for Telangana Handlooms, having been appointed by the government of Telangana. On the 6th of October, 2017, she got married to Naga Chaitanya as per Hindu traditions in Goa. The next day, they had a Christian wedding celebration.