Priya Anand (born 17 September 1986) is a film actress and model from India who appears in films in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu. She started a career in modeling in 2008 after pursuing higher studies in the US before making her acting debut in the Tamil film Vaamanan (2009) and then her Telugu debut in Leader a year later. With a supporting role in English Vinglish, she made her Bollywood debut in 2012 and subsequently appeared in the films Fukrey (2013) as Priya and Rangrezz (2013).
Priya was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu being the only child of Bharadwaj, a Tamil father, and Radha, a half-Telugu, half-Marathi mother. She was raised in the hometowns of both her parents, Chennai and Hyderabad, and became fluent in Tamil and Telugu. Priya is also fluent in English, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and Spanish, in addition to native languages. Since childhood, Priya has been obsessed by films, developed an interest in cinema, and noted that she dreamed of entering the film industry and working on technical aspects of filmmaking, but admits she never thought of becoming an actor.