Shantanu learned fairly early on that its imperative to hyphenate ones career.So he considers himself An actor-writer -director. Having worked as an actor writer on stage on about 25 productions, it was a natural step to move towards another medium. Apart from acting in it, He also Wrote on and Associate directed the web series Baked that was one of the first web shows to go viral in India. Following that, he spent a year studying Method acting at Lee Strassberg In Los Angeles followed by a two year Masters in Screenwriting at Syracuse University. After moving back from the US, Shantanu is head writer on this years biggest Hotstar Special ' The Plot' that releases this October and also on also another Arre Studio Show titled ' Chaos'. Shantanu also will direct the the show Chaos. Apart from writing long format shows , he worked as a writer with All India Bakchod and has written & directed sketches for leading digital platforms like LBB and Arre. He also runs an Improv Company called 'Medium Sized Improv' with which he performs regularly.