Anya Lahiri is a British actress, model, singer and fitness instructor who is of Indian and Finnish origin. Anya attended the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb, North London where she excelled in languages and music. Lahiri graduated from Birkbeck, University of London with a degree in humanities and literature in 2005. She has been playing the flute and the piano since her youth. She is also a talented horsewoman.
Anya was scouted in Covent Garden at age 14 by Select Model Management in London. She was chosen to become a part of the girl group Precious after auditioning. The band was chosen by British viewers to represent the UK in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with their first single Say It Again, and arrived 12th. After that, they released their first album, called 'Precious' with yielded two Top 10 hits singles 'Rewind' and 'It's Gonna Be My Way'. By the end of 2000, the group went under scrunity and disbanded. Following the break up of Precious, Anya returned to her education, attending Birkbeck, University of London, while continuing to model.