Payal Rohatgi was born on 9 November 1984 in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India. She is the daughter of Veena Rohatgi and Shashank Rohatgi. She is a computer engineer by profession, Payal decided to try her hand in Bollywood after she was chosen in the last nine beauties in an Indian Beauty Pageant. She later went on to represent India as Miss India Tourism in Miss Tourism World paegent internationally, There Rohatgi won the coveted title of Supermodel Miss Tourism World. She started her screen career by modeling for popular brands like Amul, Nirma, and Nescape, and was noticed immediately.