Shiva Kalaiselvan made her debut last week as recurring character Leila on hit TV series Gotham. The Kuala Lumpur-born, Manhattan-based actress told The Star that she plays "the leader of the female contingent of the League of Shadows. Rules and loyalty are big for her. She is someone that holds true to the teachings of the League and stands by them no matter what."
Before her acting career began, Shiva graduated with a degree in finance from Indiana University in 2006 and worked as an investment banker in Milwaukee and London. She then received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University. In Malaysia, Shiva has appeared in theatre plays as 'After Juliet' and 'Malaysian Girls' in the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPaC). She will also star as Ivy in CW’s The Originals. This lady is on the rise!