Manuraj Shunmugasundaram is the National Media Spokesperson for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. He is also a lawyer and practices at the Madras High Court. He is also a part of the Steering Committee for the School of Policy and Governance.
In the past, he has also served as a Policy Advisor to Members of Parliament. In November of 2010, Mr. Shunmugasundaram was selected as a Fellow with the Legislative Fellows Program, organized by the U.S. State Department. He also participated in the European Union Visitor Program in 2013 as well as the Australia-India Youth Dialogue in 2014. He was a part of Project Interchange Indian delegation to visit Israel & Palestine in 2017. Mr.Shunmugasundaram works to advance the cause of responsible politics, participatory governance, and evidence-based public policy. He is a regular contributor to the Times of India, Indian Express and The Print.
Mr. Shunmugasundaram holds a B.Sc. (Honours) as well as a M.Phil from the Australian National University, where he was the recipient of the International Undergraduate Scholarship and Masters Departmental Research scholarship. He also holds a graduate law degree from the University of Delhi.