Political Cartoonist Mr.SUBHANI SHAIK From Hyderabad – India


Designation: Cartoon Editor

Date of Birth: August 11, 1961





Andhra Bhoomi Weekly – 1985 to 1988 as Illustrator and Cartoonist

Andhra Bhoomi Daily  –  1988 to 1990 as Political Cartoonist

Deccan Chronicle – Political Cartoonist since 1990 till date

Deccan Chronicle is the largest circulated English Daily in South India

Asian Age – Cartoons are also published every day in national newspaper Asian Age since 2003


  • Sketched 25,000 political cartoons for Deccan Chronicle and Andhra Bhoomi in the last 27 years. Over 15,000 illustrations published in newspapers and magazines




BOOKS PUBLISHED: ‘The Drive’, ‘Point-Counterpoint’, ‘Adaab Hyderabad’,Screentoons.

AWARDS AND PRIZES (Most recent ones)

     2017: Nava Telangana Best cartoonist Award.

  • 2016: Cartoon Watch Lifetime Achievement Award, at cartoon festival-2016, Raipur.

 2014: Best cartoonist Award by Bharat Prakashan Trust on Narada Jayanthi, World journalists Day.

 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award from Lions clubs International for cartoon journalism .

2010:  Yudhvir Award for the outstanding contribution to cartoon journalism.

  • Dicaco 2010 International Cartoon Festival Seoul, Korea — HM Prize


  • FIFA and Iran Cartoon House, Foot NET Intl Cartoon Exhibition — Prize of Honour
  • Tabriz International Cartoon Festival on ‘Prevention of Addiction’ – Selected Prize


  • Second FCW International Cartoon Festival, China — ‘Award of Success’
  • Iran Cartoon House Cartoon Exhibition on Palestinians are homeless. – Honourable mention.
  • 2004 “Peace Cup” International Contest, Shanghai, China – Honourable mention.


  • LENG MU International Cartoon Festival China — Excellence Prize
  • AIDS Control Society of India National Level Cartoon contest — Special Prize
  • 42nd International Cartoon Festival Knoke-heist, Belgium — ‘Public Prize’
  • The Daejeon International Cartoon Contest, Korea —  Fifth Daejeon Award


  • Rodhas International Cartoon Festival, Greece — Selected Prize
  • FCW International Cartoon Festival, China — Selected Prize

2001:  AIDS Control Society of India National Level Cartoon Contest — 1st Prize

ADDRESS: Office:  Deccan Chronicle, 36, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad-500 003, AP 

Ph: 040-2775 0645,  e-mail: subhani@deccanmail.com; subhanicartoonist@gmail.com.

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