Stunt Silva was born in Tuticorin, TamilNadu. He started his career as a male nurse after getting trained in Stanley Medical College. Silva worked as a Ward boy in Tuticorin hospital. Later he joined in Vijaya Health Center in Chennai by the year 1990. To maintain his family’s financial status, he worked in several sectors such as Peon in offices and dabbled in transport sector business offices. He then joined in the background dancer of the film under the guidance and advice of the Dance Choreographer. He then took his dance lessons from Paul Raj's School.

As a dancer, he could not be able to learn the lessons and thus he left the dancer’s troop and joined the Union of Stuntmen ship as a member. He started his stunt career as an assistant for the stunt master Peter Hein for the movie Run in the year 2002 and the motion Play Thirumalai in the year 2003. During the year 2007; he helped Rajinikanth for the show Shivaji. By the year 2007 for the cinema Yama donga he started his role as stunt director by S.S. Rajamouli. For the screen show Mankatha, he won the recognization and after that joined hands with Venkat Prabhu for all his talkies.

By 2014, he has been noted as a career-high by sify.com through his greatest film projects. He also appeared in several cinemas as the role of antagonist. For the movie Yennai Arindhaal; he played the role of the gangster. For the movie Vedalam in the year of 2015, he received the best action choreography award by Edison Awards. For the talkie Thani Oruvan, he won the best action choreography award by Benz club. He acted in several different languages movies such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Sinhala.

He initiated to the film industry as an actor by the year 2004 for the Movie 7g rainbow colony directed by Selvaraghavan the cinema later remade in Telugu. Silva had worked for several movies as an actor and stunt director for S. S. Rajamouli movies. Currently, he is working with Gautama Menon's play Enai Noki Paayum Thota as a stunt director. In Malayalam, Silva is serving with B.Unnikrishnan’s Villain as a Stunt Director. He is also working on the grand project of S.Shankar's 2.0 as a Stunt Director. His real name Selva was renamed to Silva to make it sound pronounced at foreign stunt directors and shows.