Shashi Arora was born in Amritsar, India and grew up in Mumbai, India. When she was very young, her family moved to Karachi and became well-established, but eventually migrated to Mumbai after the partition. Shashi's mother passed away when she was just two years old. She was raised in a joint family environment, but attributes most of her caretaking by her aunt, Janak Pawa. As a child, Shashi developed a passion for painting. Without much opportunity for any formal education in art, she taught herself how to paint. Eventually in 1962, she gained the support of her family to attend the well-known J.J. School of Art, in Mumbai. Shashi married her husband, Hari Arora, in February 1969 and shortly after they moved to the United States. She has lived in California, New York and currently lives in Florida. Shashi has won numerous awards and been trained by some famous and very talented artists, such as Robert Butler. In addition to painting on canvas, Shashi began sculpture painting in 1991 at Off-the-Wall Ceramics under the teachings of Sharon James. Today, Shashi continues to create beautiful art. She is the proud grandparent of three grandchildren, mother of two children, and wife to her loving husband.