She is daughter of Brijmohan and Kusum, has three sisters, Neeti Mohan, Mukti Mohan, and Kriti. Mohan is originally from Delhi but has lived in Mumbai since 2006. She studied at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, a boarding school, and has an MA in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She was planning to become an IAS officer before her appearance on Dance India Dance. She graduated with a diploma in dance from Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust in 2009. Mohan injured her leg in an accident as a child, and was told she would never be able to walk again. However, with the support and encouragement of her family and friends, she began to walk, and to dance as well.
A four minute Live Dance performance for BBC's Collaboration Culture project on the music written by famous Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, and played by the American String Quartet and renowned clarinet player David Krakauer, debuted at Manhattan School of Music. The responses were encouraging and well received.