Shehzad Poonawalla is a prominent social activist and a civil rights activist. He has been in active politics for the last 15 years, he started at the young age of 17 despite having a non political background he rose up the ranks and went on to become the Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. He started off by working in the students wing of Indian National Congress i.e. NSUI. He has always advocated for the cause of soldiers and true secularism. He has always shunned the politics of appeasement and dynasty. He was prominently recognised by the Prime Minister when he took on Rahul Gandhi & the Gandhi family and challenged their dynastic & feudal control over the party & asked for free & fair elections to be held within the Congress Party. He has been a prominent face on several TV Channels inc Times Now & Zee News. He anchored his own show Bhai vs Bhai & has been a prominent voice in Indian Politics especially on issues concerning youngsters. He is also an author, writer & columnist. He is currently penning his 1st book which will be out soon after the elections in May 2019.