An alumunus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, Shivdutt Sharma graduated with Honours in History, and did his Master's in English Literature. With a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing & Advertising from Mumbai, he entered the world of Advertising and worked as a senior Copywriter and subsequently as a Creative Director with some of the leading advertising agencies. His work won several awards for excellence in advertising communication from industry associations like Commercial Artists Guild (CAG), Advertising Club of Bombay, and Reader's Digest. Shiv now works as Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director with a Publishing House in Mumbai, which primarily brings out Books on new-age spirituality, and self-help/personal growth.
His earlier published works include books for children that impart moral/spiritual values, a personal memoir titled The Hill Billy - of his school days in Mussoorie, and the mythological romance of Savitri and Satyavan titled Savitri. He presently resides in Mumbai.