Shamila was a female Human Jedi Padawan who lived during the latter years of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. She was trained as a Jedi Padawan by Zabrak Jedi Master Loria Ashukahwa until Loria’s death near the end of the Clone Wars. Shortly after the execution of Order 66, Jedi Knight Vhiran Ashukahwa became her new Master and brought her along to the planet Zaloriis, where several Jedi were gathering to discuss the future. After the Empire attacked Zaloriis, she traveled the Galaxy with her Master and Jedi Knight Bultar Swan to evade the Empire and prepare for resistance against it. Shamila was nearly killed in an Imperial attack over the planet Kessel at the time the Conclave on Kessel took place below. However, she awoke two weeks later on Coruscant, where she discovered that she had been found and saved by the Empire and that her Master appeared to have joined to Empire. Vhiran would eventually convince Shamila to do the same.