Shankar Raj is a senior journalist with more than 30 years experience, mostly with The Indian Express and The New Indian Express. He was the Editor for Karnataka and Kerala editions of The New Indian Express. He is now the Managing Editor of the Nyusu Digital Media Private Ltd. Bengaluru.
He hails from Guruvayoor, Kerala. He is grandson of late Vakil Chathu Menon from Guruvayoor and son of late Vengara Prasanna and late K. Rajasekharan. He is a disciple of Anjam Madhavan Namboodiri of Guruvayoor. After schooling from Sainik School, he did his college education in Guruvayoor and Thrissur, Kerala. He also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Law College, Ernakulam, Kerala.