Gayathrie Shankar is a Tamil film actress, who has appeared in leading roles. Her debut film, N. Krishna's Yen Ippadi Mayakkinai remains unreleased, though she made a breakthrough after featuring in the cult comedy Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.
Her family is of Tamil origin. Her grandfather from Trichy worked as army officer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and she is very close to her mother. Both of her parents work in Bank.