Samba Shiva Thadavarthi (27 January 1993) also known as Shiva Naidu is a young Indian Telugu poet, author, novelist and short-story writer.
He completed his Intermediate at Siddhartha College Guntur and joined Nova College Vijayawada, soon after coming out of his college he joined as an engineer in a private organisation. After working for a while he left the job and co-founded HalfBrain Technologies  along with his brother Bunny Naidu.
Samba Shiva wrote his first story at the age of 18, which is said to have been published in the Pratilipi an online reading platform. At the age of 22, he started writing poetry and developed his unique writing style.
His most famous work, Nayana Priyamulu is a collection of short poems describing the beauty of native Indian women and the culture of ancient India.
His first published book, Nayana Priyamulu (2018), was written in the romantic style popular in Indian poetry of the early and mid-20th century. He changed his style after reading the 'Amrutham Kurisina Rathri' by Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak a famous poet from the Andhra Pradesh. His collection of poems ( Vachana Kavitalu) "Nayana Priyamulu" was published in google books and amazon kindle.