Shani loves fashion, music (especially the drums), sports, and electronics. She is often seen with her laptop. Her favourite celebrity is Eric Walder.
In her latest design, she is shown to be much more into inventing and electronics. She is often shown in the webisodes inventing something new, or obsessing over some new gadget. She is also much more blunt and has an analytical approach to life.
Shani has dark brown hair With an orange headband and brown eyes. Her skin tone is dark brown. In PollyWorld, Polly Pocket: 2 Cool at Pocket Plaza and on some of the doll's packaging, her hair was tied in two buns on either side, however when it is loose it is very curly, kind of like an afro.
Shani is very close to her friends. Her core group includes:
She is also friends with Polly's cousin, Pia.
- "And I'll be kickin' it old school!"
- "It's a good thing."
- "Look! It's Eric Walder!"