Cyrus Broacha is an Indian actor, anchor, comedian, columnist, author, podcaster and theater personality. He is best known for the show “Bakra” (on MTV) and “The Week That Wasn’t” (on CNN-IBN).
, his close friend, directed and co-wrote the latter show. He was born on 7 August 1971. His father is Parsi and his mother, Catholic. He did his schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India. He completed his graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He took a course in acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute,
He did his first acting performance at the age of five in The Emperor’s New Clothes, a school play. At school, he wrote for the school magazine and performed in various school plays. At the age of 12, he did a role in movie “Jalwa” with
. At age 13, he performed in a play named “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” his first professional act. When he was in college, he made a reputation of radio jockey as that was the time when FM radio became famous in India.
After returning to India from New York, to learn theatre, he started doing commercials, plays, and TV serials. He hosted corporate events, Television Award shows, etc. He performed for over twenty commercial theater productions. MTV took him up and made him the host of many shows on the channel. He became the face of it. He has done interviews with famous celebrities like
Shah Rukh Khan
, , Saurav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, etc. He has hosted cricket shows, comedy shows, and news satire. He hosts, Vijaykar directed, IBN 7’s Faking news.
He has hosted Chevrolet Cricket show on the channel Ten Sports. He was elected to represent MTV at UNAIDS conference in Germany. He guided “Rock the Vote” campaign in India. In 2001, he married Ayesha who is a photographer. The couple has a son (Mikhaail) and daughter (Maya). In 2002, he was the most moderate of “Be Heard- A Global Discussion with Colin Powell” of the Indian section. He appeared on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi- Season 3.
He writes for two leading magazines and newspapers. He writes for Hindustan Times, and the column is about love and relationships. He did various movies like 99,
, Fruit and Nut, Mumbai Chakchak,
and Roy. He has authored books like Kal Aaj Aur Kal and The Average Indian Male. In 2015, he began a podcast named Cyrus says. It is a podcast on current news. It covers all the topics from politics to entertainment.