EARLY LIFE :
Aathmika was born in Coimbatore. She moved to Chennai to complete her graduation from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women.
Aathmika began her acting career in a short film directed by Rajiv Menon. Her interest in acting began in college, where she had been part of a few short films and did a couple of modelling assignments. She was then given the female lead role in Meesaya Murukku by Adhi of Hiphop Tamizha, who found her profile online. Aathmika received a good response for her performance in that film. She signed her second film Naragasooran, directed by Karthik Naren, in 2017. The same year, she was a judge at the OPPO Chennai Times Fresh Face 2017.
In 2018, Aathmika replaced Oviya in Kaatteri among the three female lead roles. In February 2019, she joined actor Udhayanidhi Stalin in Mu. Maran’s Kannai Nambathey. In September 2020, Aathmika began filming for Kodiyil Oruvan, directed by Anand Krishnan. The film was released in 2021, becoming her second release due to her previous films’ release being delayed.
PERSONAL LIFE :
Just before her debut film Viruman was released in 2022. Aathmika targeted Aditi Shankar on social media and stirred up controversy considering Aditi to be the main reason for Nepotism in South Indian films stating, “It’s good to see privileged getting easy way through the ladder while the rest”. She also said, “Aditi is privileged to be able to enter the film industry just because of her father”. However, Aditi later backlash at Aathmika for her words and removed her social media status.