is a serial and cinema actress in Mollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood. She is the sister of media personality
. She was born to a Tamil Pillai based in Kerala. Her father, Mohan Pillai, is an advocate by profession while her mother Shanthi runs a dance school. She studied at St.Michael's Girls Higher Secondary School in Pathanamthitta.
Priya entered the world of modeling at a young age. She was first noticed when modeling for a renowned jewelry in Kerala before receiving acting offers. She acted in the Telugu film Premabhishekam with
and Srihari. The Vikram Gandhi directed film was released in 2008.
In 2010, she co-starred with Manikuttan and
in the film Valiyangadi. The film is set in Valiyangadi and is about an interesting tale about class conflict and altruism. She made her debut in Malayalam serials with K.K. Rajeev’s Amma Manansu (The Motherly Mind).Her portrayal of villainous roles got her noticed. She has also said that she finds villainous roles more challenging and enjoys playing them. The serial is a remake of the Tamil TV serial Azhagi and was released in 2014. In the popular Asianet serial Paarijatham she played Athira, the wife of J.P.