Dhivyadharshini was born to a Tamil father, Neelakandan, and a Malayali mother, Srilatha. Her sister Priyadarshini is also a television host, while her younger brother is an airline pilot. She attended Our Lady's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, and has since has continued part-time education at Anna Adarsh College, Chennai.
She married Srikanth Ravichandran, an assistant director of Gautham Menon, on 29 June 2014. The pair had known each other for six years, and Srikanth had proposed in early 2014.