Nironjini Pillay’s parents are Straits-born Melakan. Her father is part of the Chetti Melaka community, while her mother has Chinese heritage. With her multi-ethnic background and as a Malaysian, Nironjini speaks more than three languages. Since her childhood, she has been actively involved in Chetti Melaka cultural activities like traditional dances, pantun, and Dondang Sayang, and has performed for numerous events organized in Malaysia. As a member of the Chetti Melaka community, she continues to preserve her culture and traditions. She works at an intellectual property firm in Kuala Lumpur.