Varsha Ashwathi father Rakesh Awasthi is a marine engineer. At age 4 she moved with her family to Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu. She has two siblings, Rohan, a marine engineer and Sai Karan. She did her schooling from Holy Cross Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and college in Chennai. She is trained in Kathak. Her film career began with award winning director S. P. Jananathan's film Peranmai. She later performed in Neerparavai and Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA. She also acted in Panivizhum Malarvanam, Endrendrum Punnagai, Athithi and Kangaroo. Varsha is all set to debut in the Malayalam film industry with Don’t Worry Be Happy.