Sashikumar Cheliah is a Singaporean-born television cook. He was the winner of MasterChef Australia for 2018. 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. Sashi's 2018 MasterChef Australia journey kickstarted his restaurant dream: a warm Adelaide venue named GAJA by Sashi featuring authentic Malaysian food presented with local South Australian wines.