Neethu was born and brought up in Dallas. At the age of six, Neethu started receiving her Bharathanatyam lessons from Revathi Sathyu. She started her Kuchipudi lessons with Padma Sonti at the age of ten. She has been learning classical music under the guidance of Vasanthi Krishna. She graduated from Coppell High School and continued her undergraduate studies from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. After earning her Bachelors in Mathematics, she joined New York Medical College.