Kunal Vijaykar

Food Writer | Author | Actor | Television Presenter


A multifaceted individual, Kunal Vijaykar is renowned for his sense of humor, and passion for food. His YouTube channel, ‘Khaane Mein Kya Hai’, has captivated audiences nationwide. For an entire generation, Kunal has been the face of culinary exploration, charming the hearts of hundreds of thousands.

Best known as India's most recognizable food show host, Kunal anchored the immensely popular ‘The Foodie – with Kunal Vijayakar’. This groundbreaking show achieved an uninterrupted nine-year run, boasting close to 500 episodes. His charismatic presence and culinary insights made him a household name.

In addition to his culinary pursuits, Kunal is a versatile talent, encompassing roles as an actor, director, and political satirist. His dynamic partnership with close friend Cyrus Broacha has resulted in the creation of satirical gems like ‘The News That Wasn't’ and ‘The Week That Wasn't’ on CNN News18. 

In the entertainment sphere, Kunal's presence extends to television commercials and supporting roles in Hindi movies, including notable appearances in films like 'Duplicate,' 'Paisa Vasool,' and 'Salaam Namaste.' Collaborating with Cyrus Broacha, he co-hosts the sketch show 'Cyrusitis’ showcasing their comedic chemistry.

Awards and accomplishments

Awards and accomplishments

Beyond the culinary realm, Kunal has left a mark as a prolific food columnist and writer. He has contributed his culinary expertise to esteemed publications such as The Times of India, Bombay Times, DNA, Asian Age, Mahanagar, and The Week. Currently, he continues to share his gastronomic insights as a food writer and columnist for Hindustan Times.

He is the author of ‘Made In India’, his first cookbook, and made his directorial debut with the movie ‘Fruit & Nut’ in 2009.

Why Kunal Vijaykar?

Kunal Vijaykar’s journey spans various facets of the food and entertainment industry, making him a revered and beloved figure. His ability to seamlessly navigate the worlds of food, humor, and performance showcases his exceptional talent and enduring appeal.

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