In 2015, Athiya Shetty started her professional acting career. She did so after landing the role of Radha Mathur in the Bollywood film Hero. Starring alongside Jackie Shroff and Sooraj Pancholi, this gained the Indian actress significant attention. For her performance, she was nominated for Best Female Debut at the Filmfare Awards. She received the same nomination at the Producers Guild Film Awards and Screen Awards.
She then won the Star Debut of the Year (Female) at the International Indian Film Academy Awards. After the success of her debut, she starred in the romantic comedy film Mubarakan, starring alongside Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Ileana D’Cruz. She then made a special appearance in the movie Nawabzaade. Following this, Shetty co-starred in the comedy-drama feature, Motichoor Chaknachoor, alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
For Athiya Shetty, fitness is important. Even when she’s not prepping her body for a role, she makes it a point to follow an active lifestyle apart from sticking to a healthy diet. “I’m blessed with a great metabolism,” said the actress. “I’ve never believed or tried extreme diets. I eat whatever I want, because I love food! But I think it’s essential to have a proper exercise routine in place. I weight train at least five days a week.”
Fitness is also crucial for her because it provides the balance between the body and the mind. Sharing further about her workout routine, she said: “In terms of workouts, I do weight training five times a week, where I work on strengthening and endurance. My three essential principles of fitness that I always follow are: early to bed-early to rise, regular workouts and a balanced diet.” Even when growing up, the Hero actress has been active in sports. She was into swimming, football, and basketball. She even competed in track and field.