Reddy Shanti is the district president of the YSR Congress Party in Srikakulam. She is a social worker.
Shanthi Reddy hails from a family of freedom fighters. She is also the third generation politician in the family. Shanti's grandparents Palavalasa Sangam Naidu and Rukminamma served as MLAs of Andhra Pradesh. Her father Palavalasa Rajashekaram was Rajya Sabha member, MLA and the local ZP chairman. Reddy Shanti is married to Nagabhushana Rao who is an Indian Forest Service officer. He served as Principal Secretary at the Parliament (Lok Sabha).
She passed 10th class from Andhra University, Waltair. Shanthi Reddy completed 12th from Stella Maris College in Vijayawada.
Reddy Shanti contested to the Lok Sabha from Srikakulam parliamentary constituency. She lost to her TDP rival Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu.