Namrata Shirodkar was born in a moderate Maharashtrian family of Goan origin. She used to live in Khar, a suburb in Mumbai. Her elder sister is the actress Shilpa Shirodkar. She is the granddaughter of famous Marathi actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1938), and stunned the audience by wearing a swimsuit. She married Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni on 10 February 2005.