An Indian anchor, comedian, political satirist, columnist, podcaster, and author named Cyrus Broacha. His most well-known programs include The Week That Wasn’t on CNN-News18 and Bakra on MTV India. He has also acted in several films and TV shows and written two books. In 2023, he appeared as a contestant on season 2 of Bigg Boss OTT.
Early Life and Education
Cyrus Broacha was born on Saturday, 7 August 1971 (52 years as of 2023) in Bombay, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Leo. He belongs to a middle-class family in Bharuch, Gujarat. His father was Parsi, and his mother was Catholic. His forefathers moved from Rawalpindi to India after the India-Pakistan partition in 1947.
At age five, he made his acting debut in The Emperor’s New Clothes, a school play. He performed and wrote for the school magazine every year, taking home awards for both theater and English. He studied law at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai but still needs to finish his law course. Later, he went to New York to study acting for theatre at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
He gained recognition as a radio jockey when FM radio was quite popular in India. He did shows like Dial-In Show in 1993. He also hosted many shows for MTV India.
His candid camera show MTV Bakra ran for 8 years. He portrayed Cyrus, a Chandler Bing-inspired character, in the Indian sitcom adaption of Friends, named Hello Friends. At the UNAIDS meeting in Hannover, Germany, he was the director of India’s “Rock the Vote” campaign and represented MTV. In February 2002, he served as the moderator for the Be Heard: A Global Discussion with Colin Powell segment for India.
He participated in the Indian version of Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and the third season of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV. He was the editor and host of the twice-weekly ESPNcricinfo Runorder cricket analysis program, which included ex-cricketers. In June 2023, he participated in Bigg Boss OTT’s second season.
He acted in films like Jalwa, 99, Little Zizou, Fruit and Nut, Mumbai Chakachak, The Shaukeens, and Roy.
In January 2010, he released his book Karl, Aaj aur Kal, a semi-autobiographical comedy about celebrities, Bollywood, and politics. In 2011, he released another book, The Average Indian Male, an account of the Indian male commonly called the “aam aadmi.”
In 2015, he started hosting a podcast called Cyrus Says or C& Bull, produced by IVM network. This is a show about life in urban India, politics, sports, civic sense, and current affairs.
Cyrus Broacha is married to Ayesha Broacha, a photographer. The couple has two children: Maya Broacha and Mikhail Broacha.
Cyrus Broacha Net Worth
Cyrus Broacha’s net worth is projected to be between $1 million and $5 million as of 2023. He earned his money as a professional comedian and entertainer.
Height and Weight
Cyrus Broacha is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm), and his weight is 90 kg (198 lbs).
He has won several awards for his work in comedy and television. Some of them are:
- Indian Television Academy Award for Best Anchor – Talk/Chat Show (2008)
- RAPA Award for Best Radio Jockey (2009)
- Indian Telly Award for Best Anchor – News/Current Affairs Show (2010)
- Golden Mikes Award for Best Podcast (2016)
Some of his favorite things are:
- Food: Parsi cuisine
- Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
- Actress: Madhuri Dixit
- Film: Sholay
- Sport: Cricket
- Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
- Singer: Kishore Kumar
- Book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Colour: Black
Some interesting facts about Cyrus Broacha are:
- His nickname is Bawa.
- He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
- He is an animal lover and has two dogs named Bugsy and Zara.
- He is an avid reader and likes to read books on history and politics.
- He is a fan of the English football club Arsenal.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and likes to do yoga and cycling.
- He supports the Aam Aadmi Party and has interviewed its leader, Arvind Kejriwal, on his podcast.
- He is known for his witty and sarcastic humor and often makes fun of himself and others.
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