Nauheed Cyrusi is an Indian model, VJ and actress. She was born on October 19, 1982(Libran).The literal meaning of her name is 'Venus'.She lives with her family lives Podar College in Mumbai. She has a sibling sister, and comes from a non-film background. She studied in J.B. Vacha School, and graduated from Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science, Churchgate, Mumbai, and is pursuing M.Com through correspondence.
While in school she accompanied her friend to an audition and thus at the age of 14 she appeared in an advertisement for Dhara Refined Oil.Subsequently she went on to appear in Heads & Shoulders, Britannia Little Hearts Biscuits, Ayurvedic Concepts (now Himalaya) advertisements.
Nauheed started her career as a model, featuring in many music videos. Piya Basanti being a memorable one, which brought her to the attention of Bollywood producers.
Nauheed has appeared in many advertisements on television as well as the print media. She also played a small role in the youth-oriented tele-series Hip, Hip, Hooray. She also acted in a South Indian movie called 'Sakhia' with Tarun which flopped. She made an appearance at the India Fashion Week 2007 as well as the Allen Solly Fashion Show ,along with fellow actress Koel Purie .
Her pretty & charming face was associated with EverYuth Orange Peel-Off Skin Vitaliser which made both her and the brand a craze among girls across the country.
She made her film debut in Padam Kumar's Supari, starring Uday Chopra and Rahul Dev. While the film flopped, director Vikram Bhatt chose her for Inteha opposite Ashmit Patel. She was recommended to Director Padam Kumar by Channel V's VJ, Purab Kohli, with whom she had worked on Zee TV's 'Hip Hip Hooray'.
Recently, Nauheed was seen as the main lead in choreographer turned director Ahmed Khan's Lakeer, starring Sunny Deol, John Abraham, Sunil Shetty and Sohail Khan. Nauheed starred in Anwar which was directed by Manish Jha, starring Manisha Koirala, Siddharth Koirala, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Hiten Tejwani.
As one of the few Parsi actresses in the industry currently, Cyrusi stands out. She credits her parents for her cute looks. She is a foodie, loves to snack and eat, and her favorite snack is Pani Puri and Kababs. When stressed she goes for a swim or takes a walk on the beach but does not work out even though she owns a treadmill. She claims that she is easygoing, and had originally wanted to take to traveling by becoming an Air Hostess, but after modeling for three years, she decided to be part of show-business.
Her recent release in April 2007 is Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi, which also stars Aftab Shivdasani and Dino Morea. She will also be seen in ADA...A Way of Life, which is a A.R.Rahman Musical and Meeting Se Meeting Tak, which also stars Dino Morea and Priyanka Sharma.