Marina Abraham is an Indian actress, YouTuber, and TV personality who predominantly works in the Telugu entertainment industry. She is known for playing the role of Samantha Williams Vajrapati i.e. Sam in the Telugu soap opera America Ammayi (2015).
Marina Abraham was born on 12 June in Goa, India. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She lost her father at a very young age after which she was solely raised by her mother. After completing her class 10 in Goa, she moved to Hyderabad, Telangana, where she pursued her intermediate studies and then graduation.
Childhood picture of Marina Abraham with her mother
She ventured into the entertainment industry via her mother’s friend, who was working in the field. In an interview, she said that she pursued acting for pocket money, but later, it turned out to be a full-time profession for her.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 32-28-32
Parents & Siblings
Marina Abraham lost her father at a very young age. Her mother, Juliana Abraham, initially worked as an English teacher and later became the principal of a school in Hyderabad.
Marina Abraham with her mother
Marina Abraham is married to Rohit Sahni, who is an actor known for his work in the Telugu entertainment industry. Rohit Sahni is well known for playing the role of Raghuram, Vishnuvardhan’s son in the Telugu soap opera Abhilasha (2019).
Marina Abraham and Rohit Sahni
Marina Abraham’s mother-in-law’s name is Renu Sahni. Her brother-in-law, Himanshu Sahni, is a VFX artist & Fashion Photographer who runs a wedding photography & film-making studio, Sahni Studio.
Marina Abraham with her in-laws
She made her acting debut with the 2016 Telugu film ‘Romance with Finance.’
Telugu film ‘Romance with Finance’ (2016)
She also featured in the Hindi film ‘Sab Ka Dil Khush Huva.’
Marina Abraham in Sab Ka Dil Khush Huva
In 2015, she came into the limelight with the Telugu soap opera America Ammayi in which she played the protagonist Samantha Williams Vajrapati. The show follows Samantha, a girl born and brought up in America, who sets out to reunite her mother with her family in India. The show aired on Zee Telugu from 27 July 2015 to 21 July 2018.
America Ammayi (2015)
In 2018, she appeared as a contestant on the dance reality show Dance Jodi Dance on Zee Telugu.
Marina Abraham and Rohit Sahni on Dance Jodi Dance (2018)
In 2019, she starred in the Telugu daily soap Siri Siri Muvvalu in which she played the protagonist Kavya. The show aired on Star Maa. In the show, family circumstances led Kavya to marry a man who has no interest in the marriage, while Kavya tries to win his heart and carry out the responsibilities of an ideal wife.
Siri Siri Muvvalu (2019)
In the same year, she replaced the lead actress and played the titular role in the show Prema on Zee Telugu.
Marina Abraham as and in Prema (2019)
In 2020, Marina And Rohit appeared on the couple’s reality show Ishmart Jodi on StarMaa. In the show, twelve popular celebrity couples participated in a series of fun and entertaining challenges to win the title of ‘Ishmart Jodi’.
Marina Abraham and Rohit Sahni on StarMaa’s Ishmart Jodi (2020)
In 2022, the couple appeared as contestants on the reality show Bigg Boss (Telugu season 6) on Star Maa.
Marina Abraham and Rohit Sahni on Star Maa’s Bigg Boss (Telugu season 6)
She runs two YouTube channels Marina’s World and Marina And Rohit Diaries. While Rohit and Marina dairies was started in 2020, Marina’s World was established in 2021. The channels feature her daily lifestyle with her husband, Rohit. Their first video titled ‘World Famous Laddu – Vinayaka Chaviti Special,’ uploaded on 22 August 2020, garnered 1 Lakh views in just two days. The immense popularity of their channel earned them the Silver YouTube Button in December 2020 for reaching 100,000 subscribers.
Marina Abraham and Rohit Sahni posing with their Silver YouTube Button
- Her social media accounts are managed by Sahni Studio.
- She changed her name to Marina Abraham Sahni after marriage.
- She is a non-vegetarian.
Marina Abraham’s Instagram post showcasing that she is a non-vegetarian
- They are the second celeb couple to enter the BB house after Varun and Vithika in Bigg Boss Telugu season 3.
- She was also listed in Hyderabad Times’ Most Desirable Woman on TV 2017.’ In the list, she was given the name Nazriya Nazim doppelganger.
- In an interview, she revealed that she preferred working on TV shows instead of films. While talking about the same she said,
My real journey started with auditions. I thought that I would work in movies. However, we can do only one movie per year and also there are many things that I was not comfortable with working in films. I tried a lot, I did ‘Romance with Finance’, and then immediately after doing that movie I got an offer from Zee Telugu for ‘America Amaye’ and I was very comfortable and happy with the character and then decided to get into serials.”
- In her leisure time, she likes to watch movies, go out on a drive or lunch with her husband, and go shopping.
- An avid dog lover, she has adopted two dogs, one of them is a Pomeranian and another is a street dog, who live with her mother. In an interview, while emphasising the adoption of dogs instead or buying, she said,
Both my pets are adopted, one is a ‘desi’ dog and another one is a Pomeranian, which I found at my parking lot. Both of them are so cute. They stay with my mom and she takes care of them. Every day I make it a point that I meet them as they are a part of my life. When I go to my in-law’s place three street dogs come wagging their tails as soon as they see me.”
- While talking about her childhood in an interview, she revealed that used to be very short-tempered as a child. She said,
I was a very naughty girl. As I am the only child, I am still pampered by my mother. I lost my father at a young age and my mother and my grandmother would pamper me a lot. I was a shot-tempered person, and no one knows about it (chuckles). As time passed by my mom would ask me to stop being angry and control it. Eventually, I stopped being short-tempered.”