Shivani Verma better known as Brahma Kumari Shivani is an Indian spiritual teacher and inspirational speaker and has been a Brahma Kumaris teacher and a member of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University since approximately 1995.
She conducts motivational courses through public seminars and television programs. Since 2008, she has become increasingly well known in India and among the Indian diaspora for her leading role in the Television series “Awakening with Brahma Kumaris”, aired daily on Aastha channel.
In 2014, she was honored with Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ALL Ladies League for Excellence in Empowering Spiritual Consciousness.
Sister Shivani completed her Electronics Engineering graduate degree as a Gold Medalist from Pune University in 1994, and then served for two years as a lecturer in Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune.
In an interview, she talked about her parents going to Brahmakumaris since her childhood, but later married her husband Vishal Verma. At age 23, she herself recommenced going to Brahmakumari workshops. After initially working at the back end production of Brahmakumari television presentations in Delhi for Sony TV, where senior teachers would record teachings. Then in 2007 due to unavailability of teachers, she was asked to start answering viewers queries herself. This led to the television program titled, “Awakening with Brahma Kumaris”, where BK Shivani was interviewed by co-host Kanupriya.
BK Shivani now travels in India promoting the Brahma Kumaris at charitable events ranging from the promotion of organ donation to parenting programs at the Delhi Islamic Cultural Centre.
Her TV series “Happiness Unlimited” with Suresh Oberoi was adapted into a bestseller book.
She works at a business (software company).