Ruchika began taking Bharatanatyam classes and performing in cultural shows as a child. In her teens, she began learning Kathak and Bollywood dance as well. As a member of DPA's dance troupe, she was able to perform with many esteemed artists, including Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Kanika Kapoor. Her love for dancing grew even more in college after joining the all-girl fusion dance team Drexel Jhalak. Ruchika now attends medical school and lives in Washington, DC. When she's not studying, she enjoys eating, hiking, and hanging with friends.