Also a trained singer, Shanika was part of Gareth Malone’s first ever TV Series “The Choir” which aired on BBC2 in 2006. The show saw Shanika travel to China with her fellow Choristers to represent Great Britain in the World Choir Olympics. She also appeared in “The Choir Revisited” (2008), as well as “Gareth Malone’s Great Choir Reunion” (2015).
During her presenting career, Shanika has interviewed a number of high profile artists, including Dionne Warwick, Rita Ora, Algee Smith, Verse Simmonds, Emeli Sandé, Labrinth, Krept & Konan and USA singer Lloyd to name a few. Shanika has also presented for the UK’s online leading youth channel SBTV and covered the red carpet at the MOBO Awards.
For 2 seasons, Shanika hosted ‘Unplugged’, a music programme showcasing up-and-coming talent, broadcast on OH TV (Sky, channel 199). She also worked alongside British comedian Kojo as the broadcast assistant for his radio show on Capital Xtra, where she could be heard reporting live on air about the latest celebrity news.
Since 2015, Shanika has also taken on the role as the official host for Fashion Thirst TV. This role has seen her cover London Fashion Week interviewing top designers such as Alice Horlick, Marko Mitanoivski, Ashley Isham and Maral Yazarloo to name a few.
Going back to her original roots, the last 2 years has seen Shanika refocus on her acting career. She has since appeared in the film “My Father Is A Hero”, comedy series “The T Boy Show” and made an unforgettable cameo appearance in Kojo’s comedy film “The Weekend Movie”, which was released in cinemas across the UK in December 2016 and is currently being shown on Netflix.