Shivani started writing when she was selected as a Barbican Young Poet in 2012 and then began to write and perform sketches as part of the Soho Theatre Young Company. Shivani went on to perform long form improv regularly at the Free Association. She trained in long form improv at the UCB Theatre in New York and in clown at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier.
In 2017 she took her first solo show Shivani Thussu: In Business to the Edinburgh Fringe for a successful short run, as well as performing in the Free Association’s sold out show Jacuzii at the Pleasance. In 2017 she was named as one of Funny Women’s ‘Ones to Watch.’ In 2018, she won the Edinburgh TV Festival/All3Media New Voices award for her comedy script Paper.
As an actor, Shivani has just filmed Pls Like series 2 for BBC and as a writer she is currently developing original scripts for TV.