Early life and education
D’Silva was born in Mumbai, and attended Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Matunga.
In 2013, she is living in Mumbai, India.
Career in hockey
D’Silva played for the Western Railway Womans Hockey Team, 1979 – 1996. She represented, Bombay, Western Railway and Indian Railways at various tournaments held all over India during these years.
In 1979 she represented India in the Womans World Cup Vancouver – CANADA. In 1980 represented India at the Olympic Games in Moscow. She was on the winning team representing India at the 1981 Asian Womens Hockey Championship Japan, the 1981 Quadrangular Tournament Singapore, and the 1982I ndo – German Series Germany. She represented India at the 1982 Asian Games New Delhi, and again as captain in 1983 at the World Cup Kuala Lumpur. In 1991 The Padma Shree Award was presented to her by the President Of India