I am an Indian-American influencer with an online community of 250K+ across channels and an entrepreneur based in Cleveland, Ohio! I’m passionate about seeing more authenticity in the media industry and strive to celebrate the journey as much as the wins.
What is your proudest achievement so far?
Interviewing Shah Rukh Khan and seeing myself on a billboard were two incredibly surreal achievements. 10 year old Shivani wouldn’t believe you if you told her that would happen one day.
How will you describe your fashion style?
Moody. I could happily live in sweatpants and oversized t-shirts but also slip into a glam desi lengha with as much ease. All depends on my mood.
Can you share a typical day like for yourself?
No day looks the same and I love that! You’ll find me shooting content one day and sitting behind a laptop for hours on end the next.
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Many! Does sleeping count haha? But in all seriousness, I enjoy playing cards and board games with my family and friends. Dancing is another hobby I’ve loved since I was two years old! I don’t always make time for it, but the feeling while performing can be addictive.
If you could change one thing in this world, what will it be?
Many social issues I feel passionately towards such as racism, gender inequality, poverty etc in my opinion are tied to a root cause being a lack of empathy. If we all tried to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, I believe we would create a more unified world. But re-adding the Mexican Pizza to Taco Bell’s menu may be the first step!!!! #jokes
Do you believe in any superstition?
I have worn this red dress for the first day of any new internship or job opportunity since 2014. It’s not necessarily superstitious, but I wear it for tradition’s sake!
What quotes or mottos do you like to use to motivate yourself?
“If it was easy, everyone would do it”
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Shivani. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
To me, sexy has nothing to do with external factors like makeup or clothing. It has everything to do with being unabashedly yourself, no matter who is in the room. It’s the confidence to embrace who you are, despite what society or your peers have told you to be like.
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