Sshivada was born to Vijayarajan & Kumari in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. After fifth standard her family moved to Angamaly, Kerala. She is an engineering graduate from Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2008. She was working as a VJ in television when she was spotted by Malayalam director Fazil, who cast her as the female lead in his 2011 film Living Together. Then she auditioned for the Tamil film Nedunchaalai. Though her mother tongue is Malayalam, Sshivada managed to dub for her first film, which she received critical acclaim. Her forthcoming movies are Vallavanuku Vallavan, Zero.