Vega Tamotia was born in India, but later moved to Sydney, Australia when her father got a job there. She studied Economics from University of New South Wales, Australia. She worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Sydney before joining National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia.
In Australia, she did a few short films before moving to India. She landed an important role in Aao Sathi Sapne Dekhe directed by Swanand Kirkire which won a Mahindra Excellence in Theatre award. She was spotted in the rehearsals and offered a Tamil movie, Saroja. Aamras is her second film. She is also doing a Telugu film, Housefull and Tamil film, Pasanga.