Shekher`s stage career began in 1974 when he acted in his first stage play. He was spotted by director K. Balachander who cast him in his movie Varumai Niram Sevappu. After performing movie roles in around 70 Tamil films, Shekher moved into television, appearing in Vanna Kolangal and Nam Kudumbam. An expert in broadcast, sound effects and theatrics, he won the Best All India Programme Producer Award for four years in a row from RAPA (Radio & Television Advertisers & Producers Association). As a photographer, his colour transparencies have adorned the cover pages of popular Tamil magazines. Encouraged by the success of a Singapore drama tour in 1973, he formed his drama troupe, Natakhapriya, which has so far staged 24 plays, with over 4,000 shows. His troupe frequently tours the United States, Europe, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Starting eight full length plays at one go, from 7.47a.m. to 1.49a.m. of the following day, Shekher performed a record of sorts in April 1985. While this is acknowledged an unsurpassed feat of a stage artiste in the Limca Book of Records, Shekher credits this to his audience and fellow artistes. The Mylapore Academy adjudged him The Best Comedian for three years in a row. Magazine Wisdom chose him as the 1990s Best Comedian, the Jaycees honoured him as The Outstanding Youth. Awards galore, the state`s prestigious Kalaivanar Award, Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram`s Kalai Maamani Award and Best Drama Troupe Award have only made him much more committed and devoted to the realm of arts and the society. He presents a superhit hilarious comedy Alwhaa, a Tamil Drama.