Her family is from Mangalore , Karnataka. K College , she revealed she gained confidence by helping out with her mother's network marketing business QNet , improving her networking skills. She regularly sought to enter in intercollegiate competitions, participating in dance and fashion shows. She competed in the Miss India competition, but was eliminated in an early round despite winning the Miss India Talented honour. She re-applied the following year and was the second runner-up in the Miss Universe India competition, while also being crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair in the subsidiary competition.