Athira was born in Ashtamichira, Mala in Thrissur district of Kerala. she did her schooling at Saraswathy Vidya Niketan School, Kodakara and Vyasa Vidya Niketan School, Chalakudy. She did her UG at Nirmala College, Chalakudy (2016-19) and PG at Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur (2019-21)
She qualified UGC-NET in the year 2020. She worked as English Faculty at Carmel College, Mala from December 2021 to May 2022.