Shan was born in 1984 in Madras, India. When he was four he and his parents migrated to Wellington, New Zealand where He attended primary and secondary school at Scots College. in 2015, He and his parents moved to Auckland where he currently resides.

Aftair gaining a B.A. from AUT he experiments various genres.
In his spare time he enjoys reading university journals from a selected array of topics and subjects and attends various writing meetups.