Resides: South Australia

Age: 39

Occupation: Prison officer

Born in Singapore as the eldest of seven children, Sashi grew up with a strong sense of family and duty.

Introduced to food at a young age through his mother’s café, Sashi’s strongest memories are of his aunties and mother cooking meals for the family. 

Based in the Star Unit of the Singapore Police Force for nearly a decade, Sashi was highly trained, dealing in special tactics and rescue operations.

He loved the adrenalin and high-paced lifestyle and enjoyed being both physically and mentally strong.

It is this strength and stamina he hopes to tap in the MasterChef Australia kitchen, taking with him the hopes of his wife Rabicca and two young sons Marcus and Ryan.

In 2011, Sashi left the police force to relocate to Australia. Following a stint with the Justice Department in Melbourne, he and his family moved to Adelaide, where he now works at a women’s prison.

Sashi says his love and commitment for food has grown since he moved to Australia as he aimed to replicate the Indian, Malaysian and Chinese cooking of his youth. 

Outside of the kitchen Sashi loves to keep fit, participating in Tough Mudder competitions, adventure races and marathons.

Sashi hopes MasterChef Australia will help kickstart his restaurant dream: a warm venue featuring authentic Malaysian food presented with local South Australian wines.