Shekar is an Indian cartoonist known for his political cartoons in English and in Telugu. He was born July 16, 1965 to a Telugu family in Suryapet, in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his BSc degree in 1985 from Nagarjuna Government College in Nalgonda, followed by an MA in Telugu literature from Kakatiya University, Warangal. He started his career with the Prajasakti, a left-wing newspaper, in 1989. He later worked for the New Indian Express, and is currently with Andhra Jyothy. He also founded a forum for political cartoonists in Andhra Pradesh.As of 2011, nearly 45,000 of Shekar's cartoons have appeared in English, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, and Marathi through his cartoon syndicate Shekartoons. His fourth book of cartoons, Gidee Telangana, was released in March 2010 in Hyderabad, India.Shekar currently lives in Hyderabad with his wife Chandrakala and his children Nandu and Chetana.Shekar visited Washington DC, Newyork, Los Angeles, Ohio, Florida in June, July 2011 on IVLP programme on Political cartoonists among three from India.His latest English cartoons book COLOURS OF INDIA(2011) was launched in America and India too.