Her performance as the nomad Basanthi is still popular among Malayalis even after two decades. Nithya came into films after actress Manju Warrier noticing her photograph in a magazine. According to Nithya, Manju suggested her name to the crew of Ee Parakkum Thalika. After acting in many films, she got married to Arvind Singh Jamwal, a flight steward.
Nithya had earlier told us that her family loves traveling. She also said that her daughter, whom she fondly calls Nunu is very adventurous and is comfortable going for trekking even at 5 am, for more than five km. They have visited places like Rajasthan and Wayanad. One of her most memorable journeys was the one to Walt Disney World, Orlando. Recently they had travelled to Punjab and the videos were up on social media.