Nikhita was born in Chennai but has lived in Bengaluru long enough to pass off as a naturalised Bengalurean. She joined the IISc's undergraduate programme in 2019, after completing her high school education from Sri Kumaran Children's Home - CBSE, to pursue her interest in science and research. Due to her fascination with the field of immunology, she joined the Jhunjhunwala laboratory as an intern in her first year and has been learning and exploring various aspects of immunoengineering ever since. Apart from talking about immune cells and recent experiments with them, she voraciously reads books of all kinds and cycles around campus leisurely. She likes travelling and discovering cafes and bookhouses in new places.