Dr. Jiji Saraswathy was born to a Keralite mother and a Telugu-speaking Kannadiga father. She did her schooling in Polachi, Tamil Nadu, and graduated as a physiotherapist from Bangalore. She has been a health professional for 15 years and speaks six Indian languages along with English and Spanish. She is passionate about reading books and has a collection of more than 300 books of both Indian and foreign authors. She is a classical dancer and loves travelling and writing journals. She lives in the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka.