Shivani Rajasekhar is the daughter of veteran actors Rajasekhar and Jeevitha. The actress was supposed to represent Tamil Nadu in the upcoming Miss India 2022. However, she had to opt-out of the beauty pageant because of her medical exams.
Taking to Instagram, Shivani Rajasekhar wrote, "It was very unfortunate that I missed out on a majority of training and grooming sessions and the sub-contests, first because of my medical theory exams and then I was down with Malaria. I was hoping to bounce back soon. But nothing seems to work my way. My practical exams have been preponed, and they have started from today, and I have an exam on the 3rd of July too, which is the same Miss India Grand Finale Day. Therefore with a heavy heart, I’m here to confirm that I won’t be a part of Femina Miss India Journey anymore. Thank you for being a wonderful team Miss India ORG and for constantly supporting me in every possible way, especially Varsha Gupta mam much love and miss you guys. Hopefully, I’ll come back next year, and I wish all the very best to all the super-talented and beautiful finalists for the grand finale! Go, Girls! And sorry for not being able to go ahead in the contest. I’m shattered too (sic)."