Shekhar Suman began his acting career in TV. He did make the transition to cinema but despite a role in Shashi Kapoor's Utsav, in which he acted opposite Rekha, he failed to create a huge impact on screen.
Shekhar returned to TV as a popular talk show host interviewing celebrities in a format similar to the one followed by Americans, Jay Leno and David Letterman. He has created a niche for his brand of humour. He is also a judge on a TV reality show based on comedy.