Cyrus Sahukar really needs no introduction. Known for his brilliant comic wit, satirical comedy shows and his ability to not just hold but also engage an audience, whether on radio, television, films or live events, Cyrus Sahukar has always been a popular face in the Indian media, well-loved by audiences and industry alike.
Born to a Parsi army colonel and a Punjabi writer, Cyrus grew up in Delhi, where at a very young age, he performed in school plays, actively participated in theatre and even sang for his school band. By age 16, he had acted in educational skits for the inmates of Tihar jail, performed as a professional singer, lent his voice for voiceovers and jingles, hosted a radio show in Delhi and worked as part of the production and cast in numerous plays.
The turning point in his life calme at age 18, when he auditioned for and won the nation-wde MTV India VJ Hunt, and moved from Delhi to Mumbai, to become one of the youngest people working in MTV. Within a year, Cyrus had carved his own niche and literally spearheaded the youth comedy genre, by hosting and fronting some of the best comedy content on Indian television, with shows like MTV Fully Faltoo, where he parodied popular movies, shows and commercials; MTV Kickass Mornings, MTV’s first foray into Mockumentaries, where he played over 25 different characters; and other shows like MTV Housefull, MTV Bakra, MTV Roadies, and live events like MTV Style Awards. It was during this time, that he created some of India’s most unforgettable spoof characters like Piddhu The Great based on Navjot Singh Sidhu, and of course, Semi Girebaal, which was a spoof on Rendezvous with Semi Garewal, and which recorded even higher ratings than the original show!
After that, there was no looking back. From hosting numerous telelvision shows for channels like Pogo, Nat Geo, Sab TV and Colors, to acting in full-length feature films, like Bombay Talkies, Delhi 6, Aisha n Rang De Basanti and Om Jai Jagdish ,million dollar arm , and recently shot for a film with director mira Nayar.Cyrus Sahukar became well-known for his sharp and witty comments, and endeared himself not just to fans and Indian audiences, but to the television and film fraternity as well. In 2015 he also finished his 1000th show that he hosted on stage
Most recently, Cyrus Sahukar has actively been a part of the digital and social media revolution in India, with his own web-series productions, like The Bench, a unique and casual celebrity chat show which has featured the likes of Karan Johar and Farah Khan. He has even acted in viral videos and campaigns for Yashraj Studios youth division, Y Films and a new web series for Tvf and most recently Mind the the Malhotra’s on amazon prime video . He also hosts the discovery by his school super a inter state school quiz show on discovery , The Anti social network on Mtv and Elevator pitch on Mtv india and on voot .
In theatre he acted in various productions the latest being "as you like it I don't like it"by Rajatkapoor . In Events he has hosted over a 1000 live events in the last 18 years. He has a two year contract with Google and Youtube to host their big events in india. He is also the official host for BBC top gear awards, good housekeeping magazine awards, vogue women of the year awards for the last three years . He hosted some of the biggest events including the GQ men of the year awards ,Vogue women of the year awards Femina Miss India 2015, lonely planet awards , Ht style awards two years in a row 2019 among many more . Cyrus Shaukar has hosted over 150 shows for Icici prudential and Icici bank including all their annual full day conferences, all vodafone annual days for the last 4years . Launched various cars phone brands and luxury watches in india which include Adidas , Erricson , Samsung , huawawei, puma , Mahindra automobiles , Maruti , Nike , Tissot watch launches , Tag , Tata motors ( did the entire launch campaign for Tata motors with Lionel messi) among others . In concept events he works extensively with Diageo including being the official host for three years for the series signature masterclass a twenty city all india event with famous people from all walks of life speaking about their inspirational individual journey and blackdog easy evenings - an improv and stand up comedy tour exclusively curated for black dog whiskey