Shreya Narayan was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. She is great grand niece of Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India.
In 2011, Shreya won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Mahua in the Tigmanshu Dhulia hit movie Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.
She has acted in many Hindi movies like Knock Out, Rockstar, Sukhwinder Singh's acting debut Kuch Kariye, Sudhanshu Shekhar Jha's Premmayee.
She is playing a pivotal role in Inder Kumar's Super Nani in which the role of Nani is being portrayed by legendary Hindi Film actress Rekha. She also played the character of a mentally disturbed girl called Divya in Rajshri's Samrat & co.
She has written the lyrics of the song Sharm Laaj for Soumik Sen directed, Anubhav Sinha produced Gulaab Gang, which was shot on Madhuri Dixit.
She debuted in Yashraj Film's mini series called Powder, playing one of the leading character of Julie, a high class escort and police informer. It was directed by Atul Sabharwal and played on Sony TV.
She also did another Yashraj Miniseries called Kismet, playing the character of Vasudha, an obsessive girl with vengeful streak. It was directed by Naresh Malhotra YRF's Yeh Dillagi and played on Sony TV.
In 2015, Shreya co-produced her first film namely 'Wedding Anniversary'. It stars Nana Patekar and Mahie Gill. She also completed work on two films, Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Yaraa' opp Amit Sadh, and Syed Afzal Ahmed's 'Ye Lal Rang' opp Randeep Hooda.
In Sept 2015, her prolific portrayal of Sharmila in the story 'Dui Bon' in Anurag Basu's Rabindranath Tagore Stories for Epic Channel was highly appreciated.
She has appeared in various ad films for brands such as Pepsodent, Vodafone, Amul, Castrol, Axis Bank, etc. Her Bharatmatrimony 'Kaisa Tha' TVC was a hit.
She worked on Bihar Flood Relief Mission with Prakash Jha during Kosi river floods.
Shreya also wrote a 3 part article on the 'An Economic Model of Bollywood' for the 'Indian Economist'. This was very well received by both the audience and the industry.