Hariprriya was born as Shruthi in Bangalore, but was brought up in the town of Chikkaballapur. She completed her schooling there, also training in Bharatanatyam. Later, her family shifted to Bangalore, where she completed her pre-university course, at the Vidya Mandir college. Her father was an aspiring actor and her grandfather, a theatre personality.
Hariprriya used to participate in cultural programmes. When she was studying in 12th class, director Richard Castelino saw stills of her from the programmes and offered her the female lead role in the Tulu film Badi. She made her Kannada film debut in Manasugula Mathu Madhura (2008), following which she was part of Vasanthakala.Her performance in the political satire Kallara Santhe (2009) earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Kannada actress, while her next film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu released to rave reviews, making Hariprriya popular in Karnataka. In 2010, she also forayed into the Tamil and Telugu film industries with Kanagavel Kaaka, and Bhumika Chawla’s maiden production, Thakita Thakita, respectively, with the latter emerging a moderate success. After that, she became busy with Tamil and Telugu projects, working on Cheran’s Muran in Tamil and Pilla Zamindar in Telugu. She was also part of the political drama Mukhyamantri I Love You, produced in 2008, which has not been released.
Hariprriya was born as Shruthi in Bangalore to a Telugu family, but was brought up in