Girlfriend: Vaishali Malahara
Height: 6' 1"
Some Lesser Known Facts About Cyrus Sahukar
- Does Cyrus Sahukar smoke?: Not Known
- Does Cyrus Sahukar drink alcohol?: Yes
- He started doing theatre in school at the age of 6.
- He was also a part of his school band.
- At the age of 14, he acted in a play- ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories,’ based on a novel by Salman Rushdie, which was a part of Barry John’s Red Noses Club. Cyrus played the character of a bird.
- His first professional endeavor as a singer was at the age of 15, when he performed a musical show called -‘Thank you for the music’ which was directed by Stephen Marazzi.
- After doing the musical show, he joined Roshan Abbas and gave a start to his professional career by doing radio voice-overs and jingles. Cyrus was also a part of Abbas’ production and direction crew for “Starlight Express” and “Graffiti Postcards from School.” His first jingle was for Harpic. When he started working with Roshan Abbas, he used to get 300 INR for a voice-over.
- Sahukar hosted his first radio show at the age of 16. The radio show was in Punjabi and titled “Radio Rampage.” When he was 18, he auditioned for MTV VJ Hunt, and won it along with Mini Mathur and Asif Seth.
- Cyrus Sahukar is one of the youngest people to work with MTV. He started his professional journey at the age of 8 and considers himself as someone who ‘grew up on television.’
- In the year 2000, Cyrus was the led the show “MTV Fully Faltoo.” It was one of the first parody shows in India to spoof TV shows, movies, and ads; the most popular among which were Sholay, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, and Indiana Jones series.
- He, then, also hosted “Piddhu The Great” and “Semi Girebaal,” mimicking Navjot Singh Sidhu and Rendezvous With Simi Garewal respectively. Interestingly, his parody show “Rendezvous With Semi Girebaal” had more viewer rating than the original show.
- Cyrus Sahukar then hosted “Kickass Mornings” on MTV and “POGO All-Stars” on POGO. The show “Kickass Mornings” was a mockumentary and he portrayed almost 25 characters. Cyrus was also the host of POGO’s game show “Hole in the Wall.” Sahukar has hosted nearly 350 episodes of the game show “Hole in the Wall.”
- Apart from being a TV professional and host, Cyrus Sahukar has worked in Bollywood films like “Om Jai Jagdish,” “Rang De Basanti,” “Aisha,” “Delhi 6,” and “Love Breakups Zindagi.”
- Cyrus Sahukar, along with Kunal Kapoor, was a part of the travel show “Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus.” Cyrus and Kunal took a 10-day trip to the mountains and drove from Dharamsala to Spiti Valley. Cyrus said in an interview that he felt like they were in Mad Max Fury Road while shooting for the show. It was during the show “Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus” that he tried paragliding for the first time.
- In 2018, Cyrus Sahukar hosted “Elovator Pitch” which aired on MTV.
- In 2019, he appeared in Amazon Prime web-series “Mind The Malhotras” alongside Mini Mathur.
- Cyrus has also fronted Style Shows for MTV and Corporate Events for Infosys, ICICI Bank. HSBC, etc.
- Had Cyrus not been in showbiz, he would have been a folk musician or a farmer.
- He has often been quoted saying, “I love playing offbeat characters.” Of all the shows he has done, “Paromita — an attractive woman” is his favourite.
- Cyrus considers kids as his “loyal fan base.”
- He considers the 2012 film “The Master” as the most overrated film.
- Sahukar is quite fond of watching reruns of the show “Seinfeld” and “Friends.”
- When he was a child, he loved watching the movie “The Jungle Book” (1976).
- He has often received threats for making fun of others. Once a guy chased him in a wedding with a bottle.
- He has been friends with Kunal Kapoor for more than 18 years.
- His sister is ten years older to him.
- Cyrus Sahukar recalled that when his sister and her friends used to play, they would often leave him on the top of the cupboard so that he would not mess around.
- He even laughs at anything that is remotely funny.
- He would love to sing a duet with Billy Joel.
- His favourite book “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde was gifted to him by his mother.