Priya Prakash Varrier (aka Priya Varrier or Priya Prakash Warrior) is an Indian movie actress, model and Internet celebrity based in Kerala, India. In 2018, Varrier appeared in the Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love, where she was seen flirtatiously winking at a boy and giving other teenage romantic gestures. The romantic scenes were massively shared online and she became an instant internet sensation in India and elsewhere. In the wake of the Internet stardom, Varrier reportedly received several offers to play in Bollywood movies. She, however, is said to have declined the offers due to her ongoing studies and her engagement with other creative projects in the pipeline. After the winking video from the movie Oru Adaar Love went viral, Priya Prakash Varrier became one of the most searched-for Indian people on Google for a period of a few hours. Priya Prakash Varrier was born on 12 September 1999 in Punkunnam, Thrissur, Kerala, India into a middle class Malayalam family. Even though her official name is Priya Prakash, most of her school friends and her family members reportedly call her simply Riya. Varrier belongs to the Ambalavashi, non-Bramhmin family. In the ranks of Hinduism, the Ambalavashis rank between the Brahmins and the Nairs caste, and their role, mostly, is to take care of services at a Hindu temple. Varrier’s father, Prakash Varrier, is a government employee at India’s Central Excise Department and her mother, Preetha Varrier, is a housewife. She also has a younger brother, Prasiddh Varrier. She spent most of her childhood in Punkunnam and attended a local private school. According to India Today, as of 2018, Verrier is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from Vimala College in Thrissur, Kerala.