Kalyani Priyadarshan (born 5 April 1992) is an Indian film actress who appears in the Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. After taking B.F.A. in architecture designing from Parsons School of Design, New York City, she worked as an assistant in the production design of Krrish 3 (2013) and Iru Mugan (2016). She made her acting debut in the 2017 Telugu film Hello for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South and 7th South Indian International Movie Awards.
Kalyani was born to Indian filmmaker Priyadarshan and actress Lissy. She is the elder of two children, with a brother Sidharth. Her parents divorced in 2014. She did her early schooling in Lady Andal, Chennai and later studied in Singapore, where she also worked in theatre groups. After completing her schooling, she got her bachelor’s degree in architecture designing from Parsons School of Design, New York City. During this time she also interned in theatre. Returning to India, she has attended an acting workshop in Adishakti Theatre, Pondicherry.