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Kunal Vijayakar is a food writer, author and television personality. A whole generation have watched him eat his way into the hearts of hundreds and thousands of Indians. He is India’s most recognisable food show host, and the anchor of the country's most popular food show “The Foodie – with Kunal Vijayakar”. A show which ran uninterrupted for nine years completing close to 500 episodes. He has been a food columnist and writer with The Times of India, Bombay Times, DNA, Asian Age, Mahanagar, and The Week and is currently a food writer and columnist with “The Hindustan Times”. He is the author of “Made In India” – his first cookbook. He is also an actor, director and Political Satirist, and writer, performer and director of the political satirical show “The News That Wasn’t” and “The Week That Wasn’t” –on CNN News18.
Kunal started out by appearing in various TV commercials and appeared in supporting roles in many Hindi movies, including Duplicate (1998) by Mahesh Bhatt, Paisa Vasool (2004), and Salaam Namaste (2005) with Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta.
He is the host of the channel Times Now show titled The Foodie, which features him travelling around the country sampling exotic foods. His weekly satire comedy show The Week The Wasn't, with comedian Cyrus Broacha on CNN IBN completed eight years and 450 episodes in 2015. He does a sketch show with Cyrus Broacha, Cyrusitis, written and directed by Broacha.
Since 2011, he also writes the fortnightly humour column, Funda Mental, in The Week magazine.
Has just written his first cookbook "Made in India" published by Jaico
- Duplicate (1998)
- Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003)
- Paisa Vasool (2004)
- Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
- Jo Bole So Nihaal (2005)
- Salaam Namaste (2005))
- Ghajini (2008)
- Little Zizou (2009)
- Fruit and Nut (2009)
- Fruit And Nut (2009)
- Two to tickle!: Together, Cyrus Broacha & Kunal Vijayakar can whip up quite a laughing storm The Indian Express, 7 November 2009.
- The Time Out-Mint Planner Mint (newspaper), 24 September 2009.
- Biography Champak.com.
- Kunal gets nutty again! TNN, The Times of India, 25 October 2009.
- Filmography Bollywood Hungama.