Born in Bombay Jyothika is the daughter of a film producer, Chander Sadanah, and Seema Sadanah.Jyothika has two sisters, Nandita (Nagma), who is also an actress, Radhika (Roshni), and a younger brother Rahul. Jyothika has a Psychology Degree from Mithibai College of Arts, Bombay. Jyothika is one of the very few Indian actress who had a clean image among the general public.Jyothika had dated Surya for over 4 years and married him on 11 September 2006. After the wedding, Jyothika announced her decision to stop acting. She is expecting her first baby in the month of August 2007.However she continues to do ad films and some work for TV.