is a MTV India VJ
. He is a stand-up comedian
and prankster, best known for his show Bakra
and his show The Week that Wasn't
Cyrus was born on August 7, 1971 to a Parsi
father and Catholic
mother. He studied at Cathedral and John Connon School
and graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
He started acting at the age of five with a school play The Emperor's New Clothes
. The play was a hit. Every year he performed and wrote for the school magazine, winning prizes for English and Drama.
Cyrus Brocha, when only 12, acted in his first Hindi film Jalwa
with Pankaj Parashar
and starred alongside Naseeruddin Shah
. The next year, he did his first professional play Brighton Beach Memoirs
under the baton of Pearl Padamsee
. The press hailed him as a child prodigy, and his career in acting took off. He continued acting in several plays, as theatre became his passion. He also came into the limelight during his college's Malhar
festival. When he was in college, FM radio
took off in India, and he gained a reputation as a radio jockey.
After graduation, Cyrus went to the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
in New York
where he studied acting for theatre. After returning to India, he acted in many commercials, television serials and plays. He also hosted shows and corporate events, while pursuing his passion of theatre with over 20 commercial theater productions.
His popularity had MTV seeking him out and offering an... Read More