Shiva is a pharmaceutical scientist by profession with a passion for music. He started playing percussion at very young age and rendered first stage performance at the age of 4. Although formally trained in Tabla, he plays various other ethnic and contemporary percussion instruments. He has accompanied classical/ghazal singers and instrumentalists. Shiva is also active in giving rhythmic skills in live Bollywood performances. He frequently experiments novel concepts with percussion. In his spare time, Shiva enjoys spiritual paintings and astro-murals and has held several art exhibitions. He is indeed proud to be a part of Hidden Gems group dedicated to noble causes.