Kalyani Priyadarshan is an Indian model and actress. She mainly works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam Films. She was born and brought up in Tambaram, Tamil Nadu. She is the daughter of well-known director and Producer Priyadarshan and Malayalam films actress Lissy Lakshmi. She studied at Lady Andal School in Chennai. Later She moved to Singapore for higher study. She completed her graduation in architecture designing in Parsons School of Design, New York. During her study in Singapore and New York, she actively participated in theatre. She also took acting lessons from Adishakti Theatre, Pondicherry.