Shivaani Sharma has been immersed in the world of acting since
the age of thirteen, spending three years studying the craft at the American Conservatory Theatre and at the Acting and Performance Institute Program at UCLA. In Spring 2016, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology before going on to work in several short films and new media projects. She has simultaneously been attending improv and acting classes at Speiser/Sturges studio for the past four years, and recently became a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Her passion for acting is fueled by her innate desire to tell stories that push the boundaries of representation and advocate for social impact. She believes films can foster an empathy that highlights the grit of humanity and brings people closer together. As a South Asian woman, Shivaani strives to accurately represent the culture and people of her vibrant community while continuing to encourage them to embrace their individuality.