Shankar qualified as an architect from Measi Academy of Architecture, Anna University, India and completed an M.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London. After graduating Shankar worked for Srinath Advani and Zaha Hadid Architects. Shankar joined Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd in 2012, initially working as a full-time architect for six years before establishing his own practice: sk-id.com. Within his practice Shankar is pursuing his research interests of urban and social manifestations of digital design whilst also working closely with traditional craftsmen and materials. Shankar continues to collaborate with Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd on a freelance basis.