Nila did her bachelor's degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.. After studying mass communications in New York, Meera worked with a leading national television channel but soon gave it up because she felt she was given a raw deal. Meera Chopra is originally from the modeling world. Her first film was Anbe Aaruyire (Ah Ahh) produced and directed by S.J. Suryah, in which he played the lead role. It is Suryah who was responsible for bringing her into films and who changed her name to Nila. She did her second movie with Pawan Kalyan in Telugu, followed by her performance in M. S. Raju's Vaana. Going to stare in Vikram Bhatt's 1920 London with Sharman Joshi actor marking her Bollywood debut as well. She's also worked in Satish Kaushik's Gang of Ghosts which is produced by Venus.