Shanina Shaik – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Shanina Shaik Australian Model, Actor

Her Social Media Profiles

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 32-24-34 inches
Bodytype Hourglass
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight 51 kg (113 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Hazel
Nickname Shanina
Gender Female
Age 33 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth February 11, 1991
Full Name Shanina Shaik
Profession Model, Actor
Nationality Australian
Birthplace Melbourne, Australia
Religion Roman Catholic
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Shanina Shaik is a world-famous Australian model. She was born on the 11th of February 1991 in Australia. Her father is a Pakistani Saudi mixed descent named Hanif whereas her mother is an Australian descent named Kim. Shanina was accepted in an accelerated program during her secondary school and got the Graduation degree one year before her classmates. After her graduation, at the age of 15, she attended “the Girlfriend Model Competition” which followed by her journey to the Sidney to participate in the Australian reality show “Make Me A Supermodel”. It was the beginning of her modeling career.

Career Journey

Shanina made her first modeling debut at the age of eight years in a TV commercial for Hyundai, However, she started her career journey in the Autumn to Winter 2009 season. In this fashion season, she walked over eight shows in New York City. She worked for the topmost designers, like Yeohlee Abaete, Shipley & Halmos, Mara Hoffman, Project Runway, Lorick, Trovata and Richie Rich.

After the success in the first season, she cast to walk in her second season named Spring/Summer 2010 for various designers, such as Catherine Malandrino, Betsey Johnson, Gerlan Jeans, Rachel Antonoff, Nary Manivong and Susan Woo. Due to her excellent performance, she scored a show card. Following this, she made her fourth debut in the Autumn/Winter 2010 season and she walked for many fashion designers included Bebe by Kardashian, Iodice, Emu Australia, and Project Runway.

Shanina has also worked for catalogs of various multinational companies, including Macy’s, Avon, Alloy, Urban Outfitters, Intermix, Burda Style, Lovable, Spiegel, Bloomingdales, Free People, J. C. Penney, Shop Bop, Seafolly, Otto, Sasha Samuel, and Ann Taylor.

She has  also appeared in the advertisements of various American and Australian brands of fashion retailer, garments, shopping malls cosmetic and body care, including Aéropostale, Olay New Look,  Cotton On, Burneo Chocolate, , Edward Joseph, Body & Bath Works ‘Dark Kiss’ fragranceImari by Avon, General Pants Co., Bauhaus, Bonds, and Matrix Hair Biolage.

Shanian has appeared in the editorials of an American teen magazine named “Seventeen Magazine” and the largest men’s magazine brand “Men’s Health”, after accepting the contract with New York Model Management. Her other appearances in the editorials of the famous magazines as a model included Level Magazine, 2 Wheeler Tuner Magazine, Orlando Style Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Tu Style and Zink Magazine, etc. she was also soothed for Vogue Australia, a fashion and lifestyle magazine.

After the breakthrough success in her fourth season, she cast to walk again the third time for the Project Runway which is an American competitive reality TV series, focused on fashion designing, and for L.A.M.B. in the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk show.

In the same year, she decided to switch from Chadwick Model Management to Chic Model Management through a modeling talent agency of USA “NEXT Model Management”. Now she worked in a campaign for Italian cloth label, Intimissimi and Australian shoe brand, RMK. She has also starred for many other multinational brands, like Macy’s, Avon, Free People, Bloomingdales, Olay, Spiegel, J. C. Penney, Seafolly and Sasha Samuel.

In 2011, She walked in a fashion show, and made herself within the sixth top Australian model along with Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor, Jessica Hart, Sarah Stephens, and Abbey Lee Kershaw who was starred in the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”. Shaik scored a breakthrough success in this show.

Again on the next year, she also starred in the Spring/Summer 2012 season and opened Bless’ed Are The Meek, Guanabana, Kirrily Johnston, Karen Neilson, L.A.M.B., Lisa Marie, Lisa Blue, Miss Unknown, Nookie Beach, Project Runway, None the Richer, Terri Donna, Roopa Pemmaraju and Wonders Cease at the “Rosemount Australian Fashion Week”. In the same year, Shaik went to walk for the “Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection” at the “Grand Palais” museum in Paris. Shaik made again her modeling debut in the print-work of Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week season for Victoria’s Secret and Bonds. During which she walked for Jason Wu, Ruffian, Nanette Lepore, Kevork Kiledjian, Charlotte Ronson, Oscar de la Renta, Diesel, L’Wren Scott, BlumarineTom Ford, Atsuro Maiyet, Tayama, Vivienne Westwood, and Stella McCartney.

Following her success, in 2016 she became an ambassador for the Australian swimwear brand, Seafolly, and Just Jeans, where she starred alongside a rugby sports star Sonny Bill Williams.

Shanina has also become the feature on the covers of various international fashion, lifestyle and women magazines, for example Cosmopolitan, Vogue India, Cleo, Vietnam, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Arabia, and Australia. Recently, she appeared on the May/June cover of an international men’s magazine, Maxim.


Shanina has achieved popularity across the world. Although she was not considered for any awards she has gathered huge fans. She may consider for various modeling projects and awards in Pakistan or worldwide.


Shanina Shaik Education

College: Werribee Secondary College

Shanina Shaik Career

Profession: Model, Actor

Known For: Victoria’s Secret


The Mummy (2017)

Net Worth: USD $1 million (approx)

Family & Relatives

Father: Hanif Shaik

Mother: Kim Shaik

Brother: Shay Shaik

Sister: None

Marital Status: Married

Husband: DJ Ruckus (m. 2018)

No. of Children: None

Past Relationships:

Julian Posey (2014)
Tom Penfold (2008 – 2009)
Tyson Beckford (2008 – 2015)
Ryan Leslie

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Who is Shanina Shaik?

Shanina Shaik is an Australian model, actor, born on 11 February, 1991 in Melbourne, Australia.

How old is Shanina Shaik?

Shanina Shaik is 33 years old as of April 2024.

How tall is Shanina Shaik?

Shanina Shaik is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

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