We consider a five dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) warped spacetime in presence of a massive scalar field in the bulk. The scalar field potential fulfills the requirement of modulus stabilization even when the effect of backreaction of the stabilizing field is taken into account. In such a scenario, we explore the role of backreaction on the localization of bulk fermions which in turn determines the effective radion-fermion coupling on the brane. Our result reveals that both the chiral modes of the zeroth Kaluza-Klein (KK) fermions get localized near TeV brane as the backreaction of the scalar field increases. We also show that the profile of massive KK fermions shifts towards the Planck brane with an increasing backreaction parameter. Some implications in the context of LHC physics are discussed.