Her father Pramod Shrivastava is a retired IRS officer whereas Raji Shrivastava is Principal Secretary, Government of Punjab.
Riddhima is BE (Electronics & Communication Engineering) from PEC Chandigarh and it was her second try on the CSE. She studied in DAV School Mansa briefly as a kindergartener and later in Carmel Convent Chandigarh. Her topic for the CSE was Sociology. She can also be a health fanatic and likewise cares for road canine.