Sharma was raised in Bangalore. His father is a businessman. He completed his high school education from Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore and graduated from St Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore.
He modelled before debuting with show Grihasti where he played a cameo role. Then he played lead role in the television series Shakuntala. After Shakuntala he played the role of Arjuna in Dwarkadheesh- Bhagwan Shree Krishn. He then played the role of Bablu Patel on Jamai Raja.
Neha Mehta & Gautam Sharma
2009- Grihasti cameo
2009- Shakuntala as Dushyanta
2011- Dwarkadheesh – Bhagwaan Shree Krishn as Arjuna