Athiya started her career with the film Hero in 2015 opposite Sooraj Pancholi as Radha Mathur.
She won many awards for her first film including Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Debut Female as well as Stardust Award for Best Jodi Of The Year and IIFA hottest pair and Producers Guild Film Awards for Most Promising Debut Jodi shared with Sooraj Pancholi.
Her next film was Mubarakan in 2017 along with Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz.
Athiya currently shooting for her next film, Motichoor Chaknachoor. The movie also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
She grabbed a lot of attention when Drake commented on her Instagram picture where she wished her father Sunil Shetty for his birthday. Drake also commented on her recent birthday picture, saying “Happy birthday to my Shetty a true Goddess. Guess who is watching Mubakaran 3 times on the tour bus in your honour”. Fans are left confused, wondering if anything is cooking between them.