Shawn was involved in theatre productions during his teenage years when he began his acting training. Before entering LASALLE, he trained with theatre practitioners such as Aidli Mosbit and Tony Quek in the Institute of Technical Education. At LASALLE, Shawn was cast in A Flea in Her Ear, Wake (a devised performance) and Laila Majnun (a classical Malay text) and he also stage-managed his second-year production Murder On The Nile. Aside from stage shows, Shawn has also appeared on television and at live events for Alikhan Live Entertainment. Upon graduation, Shawn aims to expand his craft in acting, singing, and dancing, and to work in TV, film, and on stage. Ultimately, he aspires to continue pursuing a career in the entertainment industry.