Ashrita Shetty participated in a beauty contest organized by The Times of India, Clean & Clear Fresh Face in 2010. ompeting in Mumbai, she won the event there and went on to win it again at the national level, eventually becoming the face of the brand for a year. She made her film debut in 2012, with a Tulu film, Telikeda Bolli. During the time, she appeared in various other television commercials. This was when film directors Vetrimaaran and Manimaran approached her to play the lead role in their venture, Udhayam NH4. She gained mixed reviews for her portrayal in the film, with a reviewer noting she could be a promising actress in the making. He then signed the lead in the action adventure film Indrajith opposite Gautham Karthik. Her upcoming movies are Naan Thaan Siva and Indrajith.