Cyrus barocha biography Cyrus Broacha is an Indian anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist, podcaster and author. He is also a prankster, best known for his show Bakra on MTV and his show The Week That Wasn’t on CNN-News18.
Broacha was born on 7 August 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is of Parsi and Catholic descent. He started acting at the age of five in a school play, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Every year he performed and wrote for the school magazine, winning prizes for English and drama.
Broacha’s first professional play was Brighton Beach Memoirs in 1985. He also worked as a radio jockey and did shows like Dial-In Show in 1993. After graduation, Broacha went to the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City where he studied acting for theatre.
In 1994, Broacha returned to India and started working as a VJ on MTV India. He hosted several shows on the channel, including Bakra, which was a prank show, and MTV Fully Faltoo Film Festival. Broacha also starred in several films, including Jalwa (1987), 99 (2009) and Fruit & Nut (2009).
In 2008, Broacha started hosting The Week That Wasn’t on CNN-News18. The show is a satirical take on current affairs. Broacha has also written several books, including The Cyrus Broacha Show (2007) and The Week That Wasn’t (2010).
Broacha is married to Ayesha Broacha and they have two children, Mikhaail and Maya. He is a popular figure in India and is known for his wit and humour.
Here are some of Broacha’s awards and achievements:
- ITA Award for Best Actor – Comedy (2006)
- ITA Award for Best Anchor – News/Current Affairs show (2008)
- ITA Award for Popular Comedy-Creators (2009)
- Padma Shri (2016)
Broacha is a versatile and talented individual who has made significant contributions to the Indian entertainment industry. He is a role model for aspiring comedians and satirists, and his work continues to entertain and enlighten audiences around the world.