Meet Utkarsh Shukla: The Multifaceted Explorer Behind "Professionals Unplugged"

I’m Utkarsh Shukla, the host of "Professionals Unplugged," where I dive deep into the essence of life with unyielding curiosity and passion. Wearing many hats, I am a poet, photographer, magician, consultant, numismatist, and software engineer. Above all, I am a lifelong learner, embracing the mantra: "Never Rest, Never Rust."

Delving into Minds and Magic

My fascination with human psychology not only drives my studies but also enriches my magic tricks, adding a unique twist to my performances.

Photography has been my trusted companion in freezing life’s fleeting moments. From my Samsung S21 FE to my earlier Redmi Note 7 Pro and vintage Nikon Coolpix, I’ve captured countless memories, each lens telling a different story.

With a keen interest in system design, I am proficient in Python and Java, and currently, I'm diving into GraphQL and cloud technologies. Though LinkedIn has lost its allure for me, I maintain a presence there for professional connections.

Capturing Moments Through the Lens
Embracing Technology

I had the pleasure of working closely with Utkarsh, who is an exceptional Software Engineer and Digital Transformation Specialist. Utkarsh consistently demonstrated his technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and innovative mindset. His ability to understand complex systems and identify opportunities for improvement was instrumental in the success of our projects.

Utkarsh’s proficiency in software development is matched by his deep understanding of digital transformation. He effectively bridges the gap between technology and business needs, ensuring that solutions are not only technically sound but also aligned with strategic objectives. His contributions significantly enhanced our efficiency and productivity.

Moreover, Utkarsh is a proactive team player who communicates clearly and collaborates seamlessly with colleagues. His enthusiasm for learning and adapting to new technologies is truly inspiring. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure project success and has a keen eye for detail that ensures high-quality outcomes.

Pavneet Kaur

(Program Manager & Service Delivery Lead | CSM | CSPO)

I have had the pleasure of working with Utkarsh, an exceptional full-stack developer who consistently exceeds expectations. His technical prowess and ability to lead product developments independently are truly commendable. Utkarsh has a rare combination of deep technical knowledge and the ability to manage and drive projects from inception to completion with outstanding results.

In addition to his technical skills, Utkarsh is also a fantastic host, currently leading the insightful and engaging show "Professionals Unplugged." His ability to connect with people and facilitate meaningful conversations is impressive.

Utkarsh’s passion for blogging is another area where he shines. His blog at has been a source of inspiration for many of us, offering valuable insights and practical advice. His writing not only demonstrates his expertise but also his dedication to sharing knowledge and helping others grow.

Utkarsh has received numerous accolades for his work, and it’s easy to see why. He is a talented, dedicated, and inspiring individual who is a joy to work with. I highly recommend Utkarsh for any opportunity, as he brings excellence, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to everything he does.

Ojas Taneja

(Digital Evangelist)

Gaurav Gaur

(Digital Evangelist & Software Engineer)

Kshitize Gupta

(Custodian of Humanity | Strategy, Finance & Operations)

Utkarsh sir always knows how to crack a joke and lighten the mood. He is easy to get along with which makes learning easier. He respects everyone's ideas and respects where they're coming from. Sir is a passionate learner and was a patient mentor to me who explained things clearly and always made sure you understand before moving on.

I had the pleasure of working under Utkarsh during my internship, and I can't speak highly enough of his expertise and mentorship. As an expert in both frontend development with React and backend development using Django and flask, he consistently demonstrated a high level of technical proficiency.

Beyond his technical skills, Utkarsh is an outstanding mentor and teacher. He has a remarkable ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand, and his patience and understanding nature made a significant impact on my learning journey. He always provided constructive feedback and support, helping me grow both personally and professionally.

What truly sets Utkarsh apart is his friendly and approachable demeanor. He is an excellent communicator who listens carefully and responds thoughtfully. His supportive, brotherly nature created a positive and collaborative environment where I felt comfortable and encouraged to ask questions and seek advice.

In summary, Utkarsh is not just a brilliant developer but also a fantastic mentor and a genuinely great person to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled professional and an exceptional team player.