Born in Virupasandra, Kanakapura taluk, the then Bangalore Rural district, M. Shivanne Gowda finished his graduation from Government College, Mandya. With interest in Kannada language and literature, he went on to complete post graduation, M.A. in Kannada literature from Manasa Gangotri, Mysore University. To support his living, he started working in Binny Limited as welfare officer. He was later promoted as Personnel Officer in Binny Limited. In the meanwhile, with an urge to study more and to help his growth professionally, he completed PGDPM in Bangalore University and LLB from K.L.E Society's Evening Law College. Later he worked as Personnel Manager in Metal Lamp Caps Pvt Ltd, Ulsoor and as General Manager HR in PPS Group of Companies, Attibelle, Bangalore. He also served a long stint as Secretary, Attibelle Industrial Area. Presently he is Managing Director of V & V Associates, a firm which provides IR Consultancy and other HR related services for Corporate and Government Sectors.
Mr. M. Shivanne Gowda has worked extensively for the development and welfare of employees, laborers and workers throughout his career. His main vision is to provide good educational facilities to students mainly from poor and rural background.