Padmapriya was born to Tamilian parents in Delhi and brought up in Punjab. She did her B.Com, from Loyola Academy, Alwal, Secunderabad and did her MBA at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Bangalore. She was employed with GE Capital as a risk consultant in Bangalore and Gurgaon before she started modeling and entering films.
Padmapriya made her screen dubut in Telugu in 2003 with the film “Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi. She later acted in 25 Tamil, Malayalam. She is also acting in a Hindi film with Siddhart as hero.
Padmapriya is said to have been signed up to play the female lead opposite Allari Naresh in K Viswanah’s forthcoming film tentatively titled ““Sumadhuram”. There was buzz that Shruthi Hasan, daughter of Kamal Hasan would play this role, but it finally went to Padmapriya.