‘I’m interested in village-centric films’
...says model-turned-actor Samhita Vinya, who has worked in nine films within the space of two years, including two Tamil films
“My parents discouraged me from becoming a model. They wanted me to take up a government job. But now when I look back at my journey, it gives me a sense of confidence. I truly discovered who I am and what I am,” says model-turned-actor Samhita Vinya.
She didn’t miss any of the opportunities that helped her reach the goal. “I’ve participated in theatre performances during my school days. Be it small or big shows, I grabbed everything that came on my way.”
The actor was born in the Sakleshpura village in Karnataka. Later, she moved to Bengaluru. Samhita was crowned Miss Karnataka in the year 2014 and Miss Glamour Diva in the year 2015. She entered the modelling industry in the year 2015.
Samhita made her big screen debut in the year 2016 with the film KK directed by Manju Daivagna. Her next film was Haalu Thuppa, followed by Vishnu Circle. Within two years of her entry, she has managed to act in nine films altogether. “Two of my Tamil films are waiting for release in the year 2019,” she says.
While talking about her favourite roles, Samhita says, “People didn’t expect a model to appear as a village girl in Haalu Thuppa, but they accepted me. I’m interested in taking up more village-centric films.” Her personal favourite among the films she has acted in is Seethamma Bandalu Siri Mallige Thottu. “It is a women-oriented film and I was able to give the best of my performance in it,” she adds.
Talking about the future she says, “I do not want to make compromises on either of my careers. Both modelling and acting are important for me and I will take it up side by side.”