Samantha’s beautiful message to her father-in-law Nagarjuna

As Nagarjuna Akkineni, one of the leading stars of Telugu film industry, turned 60, his daughter-in-law Samantha Akkineni has posted a touching message on her social networking page.

Samantha, who uploaded a photo of Nagarjuna enjoying in a pool, wrote: “What everyone seeks you have found … Just being around you I have learned to only look within for happiness … “

She added: “It is your beautiful mind, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love … You have defeated age my mama … #happybirthdayking. You will continue to inspire generation after generation … You are pure goals.”

Nagarjuna celebrated his birthday with family in the exotic Ibiza Calm Island, Spain. Thanking all those who have greeted him on his 60th birthday, he posted: “Thank you for all the love and blessings!!!”

Samantha began dating actor and Nagarjuna’s son Naga Chaitanya in 2015 and the pair were engaged in a ceremony in Hyderabad during January 2017.

She got married in Goa as per traditional Hindu customs on 6 October 2017 and then by Christian customs on 7 October 2017. Samantha has actively been involved in philanthropic activities and donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to her charitable trust, Pratyusha Support, which was registered in 2012.

She chose to begin the non-governmental organisation after being bed-ridden for 15 days during her documented illness in 2012, and wanted to give back to society. Samantha subsequently started the Pratyusha Support foundation to provide medical support for women and children with the help of three doctor friends, and provided the entire financial support for the programme.