Taissia Shanti is a Russian actress and model. She was born on the 9th of November 1992. Her real name is Yana. She grew up in a small town by the Black Sea. While camping at a local nudist beach at the age of 20, she discovered she liked to be naked in public. She shared her self-made nude pictures on social media and got invited for a professional shoot. She decided to quit her studies, moved to Moscow and became an erotic model.

From mid 2013 till 2017 she worked as an actress for all the major adult film studios in Europe. She played in about 500 videos and web scenes and in 2016-2018 she produced her own web series Miss Shanti (2016). Usually she is credited as Taissia Shanti or simply Taissia. Other well-known aliases are Eva Shanti, Magda, Stephany, Taya and Cindy March. On social media she called herself Yanika in the early days, but later on she decided to go by the name of Shanti.

In 2017 Shanti moved to Brussels (Belgium). In August 2018 she took a break from hardcore porn. Allthough she genuinely loved her job, she needed some new challenges in her life. Shanti started to practice yoga on an advanced level and became a licensed yoga teacher. Yoga and a healthy life style had been her other true passion throughout her acting career. In the summer of 2020 she decided to continue her life both as a yogini and as an adult model.