Shiva was born and raised in London and went to his local comprehensive. He studied law at The LSE and has a masters in business from INSEAD and works in Investment Management. Shiva was first elected to represent West Hampstead ward in 2018 and has been a Labour Party member and campaigner for almost 15 years. He is passionate about social justice, equality of opportunity and giving all children the best possible start in life. As well as being a West Hampstead councillor, Shiva sits on Camden Council committees for Children & Schools and Pensions.