Priya Rajaratnam is a Canadian actress and dancer born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. She grew up in Monchengladbach, Germany and Vancouver, Canada. She is trained in Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance), Karnatic singing and violin.
Rajaratnam discovered her passion for the art of acting while watching a professional acting class in Vancouver. She pursued her curiosity and studied Theatre Performance at Simon Fraser University. She appeared in student and independent films, as well as stage plays before she began auditioning for network TV shows and feature films.