Shakti Devi was born and raised in the cultural city of St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States in 2008. She settled in Los Angeles in 2010 where her unique looks and talent quickly put her in the forefront of many projects including “Alex” in CSY: NY [Alex Zakrzewski], “biker woman” for American Express [Scott Hicks], “goddess” for L’Oreal [Jean Pierre] and “bf girl” for SoBe [The Malloys].
Shakti spent time in South Florida from 2012-2014 and had the privilege to study the Eric Morris System at the University Center for Performing Arts under the direction of master teacher Gilda Pianelli. Shakti continues her acting studies in Los Angeles with actor/acting coach Barry Papick’s workshops.
In St. Petersburg, Shakti worked with photographer Ilya Iis as a model and assistant for his photography seminars and classes. She also wrote lyrics for a song recorded by one of Russia’s top pop-rock bands, Animal Jazz.
She speaks fluent Russian and English.