Before entering into the film industry, he worked as an assistant software engineer.
His father is a restaurateur and football champion.
Arya has participated in the Vätternrundan Motala cycle race and won a medal.
His brother Sathya also had a successful career as a Tamil film actor.
He was born Jamshad Cethirakath in Kerala, India; he later adopted the stage name of Arya.
In 2010, he established a film production company called The Show People.
He also ventured into film distribution in 2013, as he bought the FMS (Singapore and Malaysia) theatrical rights of his own film Irandaam Ulagam.
He learnt the AGORI YOGA with in 18 days for Nan Kadavul.
He owns a restaurant in chennai at Anna Nagar, its called "sea shell".