Devika Methil has been learning and performing dance since she was 3 years old, under Kalaimamani S. Natarajan, who belongs to the illustrious family that upholds the annual Mellattur Bhagavatha Mela Natakam in Tanjavur.
In the following years, she also learned Kuchipudi in Chennai from distinguished gurus including Guru Vempatti Ravi at the Kuchipudi Dance Academy, and Smt. Satyapriya Ramana of the Narthanasaala School of Kuchipudi. She was trained in Mohiniyattom under Kalamandalam Leelamma and Smt. Girija Chandran, student of Kalamandalam Kalyanikkuttyamma, and Director at the Regatta Cultural Society in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.
She holds a PhD degree from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu. She is an MBA and has a masters degree in Fine Arts too.