Nauheed Cyrusi was born in Bombay, India. Her name means ‘Venus’; she has a sister, a dog named Satch, and comes from a non-filmy background. The Cyrusi family live near Podar College, South Mumbai.
After completing her Secondary School Certificate from J.B. Vacha School, she enrolled at Sind Educationist Association’s Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science and Technology, Churchgate, Bombay, and after graduating from this University-affiliated college, she pursued M.Com. through correspondence.
She had wanted a career as an Air Hostess, but after modeling for three years, she decided to stick with showbiz and appeared in numerous TV commercials as well as print media. Not exactly a stranger to modeling, she had already appeared in print media for Dhara Oil at the age of 14 while still in school.
Although she did attain a level of popularity with TV advertisements, and a music video ‘Piya Basanti‘ her tryst with the tinsel screen has been disappointing as film after film flopped at the box office. She even tried her hand in a Telugu film ‘Sakhia’ opposite Tarun, but again the movie failed.
She has also appeared in a TV serial ‘Hip Hip Hooray’, and made an appearance at the ‘India Fashion Week 2007’ as well as the ‘Allen Solly Fashion Show’ along with actress/TV hostess, Koel Purie.
She was amongst the top five competitors in the Level 2 of popular TV show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ but after failing a stunt scene was unfortunately eliminated.
She did get noticed and appreciated in the 2006 English comedy ‘Rockin’ Meera’ which was shot extensively in Rajasthan and California.
She is one of the few Parsi artistes in India – others include Boman Irani, Piloo Wadia, Kurush Deboo, Shenaz Treasurywala, Persis Khambatta, Perizaad Zorabian, Sohrab Modi, Ardeshir Irani.
When stressed out likes to swim or go for a walk on the beach. She also likes to watch TV serials like ‘Friends’, Hindi movies, and play badminton.
After a disastrous debut in Supari opposite Uday Chopra and an equally disappointing Inteha opposite Ashmit Patel that followed, finally, things are looking bright for the vivacious Nauheed Cyrusi.
The “Piya Basanti girl” remained in the sidelines for a while and is now making a third splash in showbiz with her new film Lakeer. And this time, she has two of the industry’s hottest hunks. John Abraham and Sohail Khan, vying for her attention. No wonder Nauheed is looking so pleased and is also full of praise for first-time director Ahmed Khan.
Album Done By Nauheed Cyrusi
- 2000 Piya Basanti Features along with Donovan Wodehouse and Sung by Sultan Khan, K. S. Chithra
Films Done By Nauheed Cyrusi
- 2003 Supari Dilnawaaz ‘Dillu’ Hindi
- 2003 Inteha Tina Saxena Hindi
- 2004 Lakeer Bindiya Hindi
- 2006 Holiday Samara Hindi
- 2007 Anwar Mehru Hindi
- 2008 Sirf Shalu Hindi
- 2008 Bhootnath Tina Hindi
- 2008 Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run Juli Vipun Patel Hindi
- 2009 42 km Divya Hindi
- 2009 Aasma: The Sky Is the Limit Dia Hindi
- 2009 Love Ka Tadka Hindi
- 2009 Meeting Se Meeting Tak Hindi
- 2009 Betchalor Party Tanu Hindi
- 2009 Kisaan Titli Kaur Hindi
- 2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Neena Hindi
- 2009 Kurbaan Salma Hindi
- 2010 Ada… A Way of Life Gul Hindi
- 2012 Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Anahita Hindi
- 2014 Jai Ho Hindi
- 2015 Jaan Ki Baazi Hindi Post-production
Television Done By Nauheed Cyrusi
- 2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki Herself
- 2009 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 2) Herself
- 2000 Just Mohabbat Guest appearance
- 1999 Hip Hip Hurray Meera