Dichen Lachman comes from an Australian and Tibetan background. She lived in Nepal until she was 7, when she and her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. She attended Norwood Morialta High School and Annesley College in Adelaide .Dichen's mother, Tashi, runs a successful travel agency in Adelaide; and her father, Chris, works as a detective in the South Australian Police Force.
In 2005, Dichen Lachman got her big break with her first television role as a regular cast member on the hit Australian series Neighbours
, as Katya Kinski.