Athiya Shetty is the daughter of Sunil Shetty and Mana Shetty. She was born and brought up in Mumbai and she attended American School of Bombay while growing up. She chose to take up acting at a young age following her father’s footsteps and then she enrolled herself at the New York Film Academy to study acting. She made her acting debut in Hero (2015) alongside another débutante, Suraj Pancholi the son of another Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi. She has a younger brother, Ahan Shetty.