Priyadarshini spent her early childhood in Doha, Qatar where she did her primary schooling at M.E.S Indian School. Due to her parents’ relocation to Singapore, she continued her primary school education at Boonlay Primary School and then Northland Primary School, Singapore. She moved to complete her secondary education at Yishun Secondary School.
She has always been an outstanding student who scores distinction in her studies and her leadership qualities made her serve as the Member of Student Council (Prefectorial Board) for more than 4 years during her school days. She completed her High School from Yishun Junior College.
Priyadarshini went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She earned a Master’s Degree in Indian Music (Carnatic Classical) from University of Madras. Alongside, she joined Naturopathy & Yogic science from University of Madras and completed her Post Graduation with her dissertation in Music & Yoga as part of her study.
She is certified in Western Music from ABRSM – The Royal Schools of Music, London & Trinity College of Music, London.
Priyadarshini is the First Indian Playback Singer to receive a Ph.D in Music for a research study pertaining to 100 years of Film Music with a longest doctoral thesis of over 1000 pages. She is awarded Ph.D in Music by University of Mysore (UoM) for her thesis ‘Music in Kannada and Tamil Cinema – A Study’ – a research study in 100 years of Film Music under the guidance of Legendary Carnatic Flautist, Vocalist, Musicologist, Dr. C.A Sreedhara, Principal, University of Mysore. Her thesis is also regarded as the sourcebook for the film music study.
She has also authored several research articles and also presented papers on Music at several seminars and conferences.