|Occupation||Cartoonist, caricaturist, illustrator, designer|
|Children||Dev Gurera, Yogesh Gurera|
|Parent(s)||Mani Ram Gurera, Parvati Gurera|
Shekhar Gurera, or Chander Shekhar Gurera, is an Indian editorial cartoonist,illustrator, and graphic designer. He publishes regular cartoons with comments about India's political and social trends. His daily pocket cartoons appear in several English, Hindi, and regional language daily newspapers Punjab Kesari , Hind Samachar , Jag Bani, Nava Bharat, Central Chronicle, The Pioneer , Sanmarg and Navodaya Times among others. He started his cartoon career in 1984 as a freelancer.
Gurera was born on 30 August 1965 in Moga, Punjab, India. He started his pre-university (11th) from DAV College, Abohar, but graduated with a degree in Science from Multani Mal Modi College at Patiala in 1986. After shifting Gurgaon, Haryana got the degree in Applied Arts from College of Art at New Delhi in 1990.
During 1973 Gurera's first cartoon was published in Veer Pratap, a Hindi newspaper from Punjab, as he was awarded in an on-the-spot competition. During his school days he continued his skill of cartooning and sketching as hobby only. During 1984 he professionally started contributing to Punjab Kesari as freelancer while pursuing Science graduation at Patiala.
In 1999, Gurera drew a series of Kargil Kartoons, on-the-spot cartoons of Indian soldiers passing through the New Delhi railway station on their way to Kargil. The cartoons on the Kargil War were later exhibited at The Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi on 25–31 July 1999, followed by the chain exhibition of cartoons at Jaipur, Chandigarh, Patna and Indore.
Since 2001, he publishes the weekly feature Future Lens. This column features a celebrity from sports, films, politics or other fields and depicts them as they'd look with 30 years added to their present age. These pictures are created by painting digitally, which makes them look like actual photographs.
A chain of cartoons for the Calendar 2005and 2016 of National Productivity Council about the different ways of productivity.
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