Her father Pramod Shrivastava is a retired IRS officer while Raji Shrivastava is Principal Secretary, Government of Punjab.
Riddhima is BE (Electronics & Communication Engineering) from PEC Chandigarh and it was her second attempt at the CSE. She studied in DAV School Mansa briefly as a kindergartener and later in Carmel Convent Chandigarh. Her subject for the CSE was Sociology. She is also a fitness enthusiast and also cares for street dogs.