As a dancer Shiva got to know of capoeira from another dancer who was also a Capoeirista. He started searching for capoeira in India and that is when he found Professor Baba. Sacrificing his lifestyle in Delhi he moved to Mumbai for two years and completely dedicated himself in training.
Shiva mentions "There is no single reason for me to not love capoeira, it gives me everything. I love the music, dance, fight, emotions, feelings, happiness... for me it is like a religion. Teaching capoeira changed my life. When I teach I not only impart the knowledge and skill of capoeira but also learn from my students in the process."