As a child, Pilgaonkar trained to become a professional swimmer and won several medals while in school. Believing that she might become a translator or a linguist when she grew up, Pilgaonkar also took classes in Japanese when she was a child. Later deciding to take a different route, Pilgaonkar completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Xavier’s college in Mumbai. She also studied at the Film and Television Institute of India. Pilgaonkar learned Kathak as a child and loves animation.