Born in Kerala India, Arya initially worked as a computer engineer. Luckily for us however, his passion for filming and his impressive physique brought him to modeling before debuting in acting. Director VishnuVardhan's favorite, he worked with other acclaimed filmmakers and started building a solid filmography as a versatile and subtle actor, delivering pungent portrayals. His first release was VishnuVardhan's Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), where Arya played the son of Prakash Raj in a critically acclaimed young gangster role which won him Filmfare Best Debut Award South and Best New Male Face Award at the Filmfare Awards. Since then, he embodied very diverse characters with equal intensity, demonstrating a emotional verve and sharpness, on-screen presence, a fine sense of humour, and an extremely powerful unaffected candor. His dedication to his work won him respect of the south Indian film industry very quickly. He is known to choose the projects he gets involved in very carefully and give them his best. Tough yet endearing gangster in Pattiyal, impressive sadhu in Bala's Naan Kadavul (Best actor Nomination at 57th South Filmfare Awards), bubbly suitor in Sarvam to soft lover in Ullam Ketkumae, romantic wrestler Madharasapattinam, are a few of the characters he's played. Arya also started his production company, "The Show People", which will see its first release in 2010 with Padithurai. His younger brother is the newcomer actor Sathya.