Shiva Shrestha is a veteran Nepalese actor. In 2022, he appeared in the Indo-Nepali film ‘Prem Geet 3’ in which he played the role of Prem’s father. Shiva Shrestha in the Indo-Nepalese film Prem Geet 3.According to Shiva, before venturing into acting, he aspired to become a pilot. Later, he wanted to become a police inspector. In an interview, he talked about this and said, Mama Dwarika Shrestha was not a DSP. He had said that he would first become an Asai and then become an inspector. But I wanted to become an inspector from the beginning. There was an exam in the British camp. If I had not been an artist, I would have been in Lahore today.” Kantipur.Initially, Shiva Shrestha worked as a theatre artist in Nepali plays and worked in Ramesh Budhathoki’s theatre play ‘Dui Las Ek Chihan.’ Later, in 1982, Shiva Shrestha made his acting debut with the Nepali film Jeevan Rekha.Subsequently, he appeared in many Nepali films like Kanchhi (1984), Bishwa (1986), Chino (1989), Manakamana (1990), Milan (1993), Dharma Sankat (1998), and Thuldai (1999). Shiva Shrestha played a lead role in the Nepali film Kanchi (1984).He has appeared in more than 150 films. He is also known as the “action king” and the “second pillar” of the Nepalese film industry. In an interview, he talked about his acting career and said, In Nepal, they call me an action star. My most popular movies are ‘Jeevan Rekha’, ‘Chino’, ‘Thuldai’, ‘Manakamana’ and others. The latest movie he acted in is ‘Prem Geet 3’. So far I am enjoying acting in films. I play movies as long as I have breath. Some people even ask me when you will retire from acting. ‘The day my breath goes away, I will automatically retire from acting’ is my answer to them.” Ratopati.According to Shiva, he has worked as an actor in the film industries of various countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Japan. Ratopati.In a media interview, Shrestha said that he was offered a role in a Hollywood film; however, he rejected it. He quoted, One always wishes for more. I wish to act in Hollywood movies. When I just started my acting career I was offered a role in a Hollywood movie about 25 years back. I was too young to understand the importance of that opportunity at that time.”.Apart from acting in films, Shiva Shrestha was a sportsman and used to play games like volleyball and football. He also participated in national-level competitions in wrestling. In an interview, he talked about this and said, I am also a sportsman. All-rounder in sports too. I play all games. I used to play a lot of games like volleyball and football. I have also played in national level competitions in wrestling. When I was in Biratnagar, I once wrestled with a wrestler from Gorakhpur. I also used to play football from the RCT club in Kathmandu. Even now I want to play sports but I am not able to play. Now I watch football, wrestling and cricket more on TV.” Ratopati.According to Shiv Shrestha, he is an ardent follower of Sai Baba. In an interview, he talked about this and said, Well, it is not that I am completely absent from the film industry, some of my movies will be releasing soon. I believe in quality rather than quantity…When I am not doing movies, I am into social services and into Sai Baba. As you know I am a religious kind of person and a hard core devotee of Sai Baba.”.