(written from a Production point of view)
Born in India, she was crowned Miss India in 1995.  She studied acting under coaches Rick Walters and Kelvin Reese and dance, especially traditional Indian Punjabi dance "Bhangra", the contemporary Indian dance "Filmy", and belly dance under the belly dancing twins and actresses Veena and Neena Bidasha. Beside several stage plays at the UCLA, Shiva appeared in the independent productions The Catch, Monsoon Peak, Scorpino, and E-A-Skee Rapumentary.
Shiva's television work includes the series Smart Guy (starring Tahj Mowry), Life with Roger (1997, starring Hallie Todd), The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997), and Chicken Soup for the Soul (1999). In 2004 she co-wrote and served as executive producer on the short drama Wakan, on which Thomas E. Surprenant worked as make-up department head.
(This list is currently incomplete.)