Shahina, born and brought up in the beautiful valley of Kashmir, Srinagar, did her schooling from Presentation Covent School, Srinagar and then left for Russia for higher studies. She did her Bachelors, Masters and then Ph.d in Russian Language and Literature from Patrice Lumumba Friendship University, Moscow, Russia. While doing Ph.d , she started working in a Swiss Trading company in Moscow as the Manager of the company. She did computer designing courses also from Moscow and is presently working as a Freelance Graphic and Jewelry Designer, Illustrator and Writer. She has written a series of story books for children with the same characters named as 1, 2, 3 but in different situations and circumstances. While reading her story books, children gain knowledge as well.