Sameera’s is a trained Kathak dancer. She loves swimming, dancing and playing video games. And she cannot do without working out in the gym. Yoga is another one of her favorite activity. She absolutely hates fatty and fried foods.
Sameera Reddy became popular with Pankaj Udhas’s music video ‘Aahista’. She did the video when she was in college. In the video she played a demure character, very unlike her current sex symbol image. In her school days she was very fat and was teased a lot for that. But everything changed when she started working out. Nowadays she is called Indian Jennifer Lopez.
After the music video Sameera did some modeling and has modeled for the international brand ‘Lissome’. Her debut on silver screen was through ‘Maine Dil Tujhko Diya’, in which she played an introverted girl. The film also saw the debut of Salman Khan’s brother and popular director Sohail Khan. Although she gave competent performance, the subject was not good and film flopped, that affected her career in the beginning.
The film that resurrected her career was Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Darna Mana Hai’. Sameera’s sizzling dance in its title song was widely appreciated. But the film that brought a drastic change in her image was ‘Musafir’ directed by Sanjay Gupta. ‘Musafir’ is still considered to be the hottest film in Bollywood. After that she got many offers but decided to go in a slow pace, concentrating on quality work.
Sameera Reddy also did couple of films down south, one of them with Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi. Both were huge hits. She also did a Bengali film ‘Kalpurush’ with renowned director Buddhadev Dasgupta. ‘Kalpurush’ is perhaps her best work so far and her performance bowled over even her worst critics. She also did few Hindi films like ‘Taxi Number 9211’, ‘No Entry’ and latest ‘Naksha’.
She is the only Bollywood actress who has a video game to her credit. Sameera, an ardent fan of video games, has been working on the game ‘Sam’s Mission’ for the last one year. In the game she is a princess who is trying to save her dad’s kingdom from enemies.
Although she hasn’t acknowledged any, her name has been associated with many, including celebrities, director Sanjay Gupta and Telugu actor Junior NTR prominent among them.