Indian origin Singapore-born Sashi Cheliah, 39, won the coveted Masterchef Australia 2018 title in an intense finale of the latest seasons of the wildly popular cooking reality show. Hailing from Coimbatore, Tami Nadu, Sashi Cheliah works as a prison guard in Adelaide and won the coveted Masterchef Asutralia trophy.
Sashi originally hails from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and was serving as a prison guard in Adelaide. The season 10 winner has also served as a police officer in Singapore for 12 years. Sashi moved to Adelaide six years ago, with his wife and two sons. Sashi reportedly plans to use the prize money to start an Indian and Southeast Asian fusion restaurant and also work with ex-prisoners, in order to provide them with employment opportunities.
Sharing a picture with the shiny Masterchef trophy and his family, an ecstatic Sashi said on Instagram, "My motivation, my strength and my support, love my family!!!!" In another post he announced that he was already on his way to using his win as a push to new ventures, saying, "Hi everyone... thank you very much for the huge support and love from all over world. I am so blessed and honoured. Love you so much...Some exciting new ventures are coming soon so stay tuned”. Sashi defeated the fellow contestant Ben Borsht. The winner of the show was awarded with prize money of 250,000 Australian dollars.