Not much is known about Shah's background or early life except that they were a soldier in the United States Military.
In July of 2033, Shah was on patrol with O.I.C. Waters, Private Atwater, and Private Coolidge on the outskirts of the Boston area. Atwater heard and/or saw an Infected near a collapsed office building, prompting Shah and the others to investigate. However, they were soon attacked by multiple Infected, where Shah was killed.