Cyrus Broacha

India's Original Prankster: ‘The Bakra Man’ The man who revolutionised stand-up comedy in India.


A multi-faceted artist who plays all his roles with ease, Cyrus Broacha is a TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist, and author.

He has made a name for himself in many fields but is best known for his stand-up comedy, spoofs & humorous shows on TV & other media platforms.

The press hailed him as a child prodigy when his career in acting took off. He also came into the limelight during his college festival ‘Malhar’. When he was in college he also gained a reputation as a Radio Jockey.

Cyrus is also a theatre actor & at the age of 12 he acted in his first Bollywood film, ‘Jalwa’, alongside Naseeruddin Shah. He has acted in other Bollywood films too, like ‘The Shaukeens’ and ‘Roy’.

Right from his ‘MTV Bakra’ days, to his own show ‘The Week That Wasn’t’ on CNN IBN, he has been recognized as one of the most spontaneous, witty & humorous comedians in India.

In 2015, he started a pod-cast called ‘Cyrus Says’, a humorous show on life in urban India, politics, sports, traffic & other everyday relatable issues.

He is also a columnist who writes for two leading national papers and two magazines. He hosts an annual show called ‘Greenathon’ on NDTV.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Cyrus has hosted many cricket shows including the popular Chevrolet Cricket Show on Ten Sports and interviewed nearly every cricketer from every generation.

He led India’s ‘Rock the Vote’ campaign and represented MTV at the UNAIDS conference in Germany.

He moderated the Indian segment of “Be Heard – A Global Discussion With Colin Powell” in February 2002.

He has also hosted shows and corporate events, while pursuing his passion of theatre with over 20 commercial theatre productions.

In January 2010, he released his book ’Karl, Aaj aur Kal’, a semi-autobiographical comedy about celebrities, Bollywood & politics. In 2011, he released another book, ’The Average Indian Male’, which is a riotous account of the Indian male commonly referred to as the ‘aam aadmi’.

Cyrus is as funny, goofy and sarcastic in real life as he is on stage. There’s never a dull moment with him performing and he always manages to bring the house down with his witty, slapstick, dramatic and cunning humour.

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