A dancing sensation born and raised in Delhi with her three sisters Neeti Mohan, Kriti Mohan and Mukti Mohan, went to a boarding school at the age of 7 to Birla Girls Public school, Pilani, Rajasthan. She started training in bharatnatyam and continued for 8 years along with her studies.
Shakti topped the Mumbai University, St. Xaviers College in the year 2006, this gave her a boost to pursue IAS as a career.
Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust offered Shakti a three year scholarship in dance , she continued with her masters in political science along with her dance training. Shakti, with her growing love for contemporary dance form was offered a position in Terence Lewis office for her administrative skills.
After her graduation from prestigious dance school, shakti took her dance to the national level by auditioning for the most watched dance reality show "Dance India Dance" season 2. Shakti emerged a winner and was also awarded the performer of the series.