N?diya comes from a family of Algerian origin in the region of Mostaganem. She is the youngest in a family of 8 children. Her brothers are named: Kader Touati, Baklavah Waheb and her sisters: Malika, Sidartha and Karla. Her father: Mohammed, worked as a laborer and her mother: Yamina, worked as a nurse. She was gifted for athletics at school, N?diya moved towards sport-studies section. Thus in 1989, she won the title of Junior Champion of France's 800 meters. Her brother, Kader Zighem is world champion of French boxing the same sports that she disavows.