Famous for his roles in the Indian television series Byomkesh Bakshi, C.I.D., Naya Daur, and Rishtey, Shrivastava is also known for his film roles in Dil se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai; Naalai; and Aalwar.
After graduating from Allahabad University, Srivastav, he performed in several professional Delhi theatrical productions. In 1994, he made his screen debut in the film Bandit Queen.
He played the role of Inspector Khandilkar in the 1998 Hindi crime thriller Satya.
He grew up in Allahabad, India, and later settled in Mumbai.
He co-starred with Dayanand Shetty in the Sony Entertainment detective series C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department).