Born in Iran and raised in Turkey and Canada, Shiva started her career as a child performer. Musically inclined, she performed at piano and guitar recitals and in singing competitions. In high school, Shiva was involved in school plays and theatre. Deciding to take her passion to the next level, she went to film school to study acting and has taken several workshops in Toronto and Los Angeles. Shiva graduated from York University with a degree in Psychology and finished a post-graduate program in Events Management and Public Relations.