Shiv was born in Mumbai and raised in Hong Kong. He discovered his passion for performance after working with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company. Having trained for several years in Butoh, the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, and Viewpoints, Shiv developed a solid physical framework for performance.
After completing high school in Hong Kong, Shiv moved to Brisbane to further his work with Zen Zen Zo through their six month internship to consolidate his physical skills, as well as to study Meisner. In 2012 he was accepted into NIDA’s Acting course.
In the future Shiv hopes to stay on in Sydney and establish a career in theatre, film and TV. He then plans on working internationally to create work that spans different cultures and art forms, namely Butoh from Japan, Kathakali from India, as well as Commedia dell’Arte from Italy.