About Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty is an Indian actress born on 5th November 1992 to film actor Sunil Shetty and director Mana Shetty in Mumbai. His father Sunil Shetty has a Tulu ancestry while her mother Mana Shetty has a Punjabi and Gujarati background.
Athiya Shetty fist joined Cathedral and John Cannon School for her studies and later shifted to Americal School of Bombay. During her school days at American School of Bombay, she participated in few school plays along with current actress Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff.
Athiya Shetty was very much interested in acting from her childhood and therefore joined the New York Film Academy. She joined New York Film Academy when she was only 18 years old to perfect her acting skills.
Career in Bollywood
She started her acting career with Nikhil Advani’s romantic and action drama Hero in 2015. She played the role of a girl who falls for her kidnapper. The film didn’t perform well at the box office but she received Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut. As of now, she is waiting for the release of her second film Mubarakan which is slated to release on 28th July 2017.
Apart from acting, she is now brand ambassador for Maybelline New York for its Indian franchise.