A proud native of Mississauga, Randy had hosted several television shows on Rogers Cable 10 for many years. He has hosted such talk shows as, Talk Local, Local Notes, Carassauga, Cable 10 Live and the official Marty Awards Pre and Post show and more.
A graduate of Television Broadcasting at Mohawk College, he won the highest honour in Television Broadcasting, the Andy Award, in his final year. From there, he went on to York University where he graduated in a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. If that wasn’t enough, Randy is a graduate from the famous Second City for performing arts.
When not working on television projects, Randy is a sought-after performance arts public speaker and event host for a variety of events in Peel Region. He has emceed for such major events as TED Talks Mississauga, The Marty Awards, The Bollywood Monster Mashup, Mad Hatters Ball for Alzheimer’s disease, The Princesses Ball for Cystic Fibrosis, Mississauga Waterfront Festival including the Pan Am Games, TD Mosaic Festival, Youth Day, Canada Day 150 and even Hazel McCallion’s first-ever declared provincial day
of recognition; plus, many more.
His passion to entertain and captivate a crowd comes from his early days in the boxing world as Boxing Ontario’s Official Ring Announcer. His experience in the ring gave birth to his newfound popularity and always eager to capture the moment, this gave birth to his partner in crime, the selfie stick. A simple tool, that would make him infamous.
Randy serves on many committees and non-profit boards in the community. In addition to being elected to the Board of Directors for Carassauga as Vice – Chair of Marketing, Randy also joins the social justice group, Broadening Horizons as their Vice President. A proud supporter of the Mississauga Arts Council, he represents MAC as their outreach ambassador. The nation-wide, GIVING TUESDAY movement is a part of Randy’s portfolio as he serves as the ambassador to the Mississauga #Saugagives chapter. He has even helped launch Mississauga Fashion week and Fashion Circuit series, with their marketing initiatives.
In 2016, Randy won the Creative Community award by the Mississauga Arts Council at the 2016 Marty Awards for his work in the community. His award was recognized by the Honourable MP lqra Khalid in the House of Commons.
In 2018, Randy received the Ontario Volunteer Services Award, from the Honourable Laura Albanese Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, for his years of contribution to Carassauga.As well in 2018, Randy was the recipient of the Mississauga Civic of Recognition Award for his contributions to Mississauga in the last 15 years.
The Provincial government, Legislative Assembly recognize Randy Persaud and the team of the Bollywood Monster Mashup, by the Honourable MPP Nina Tangri, for the creative and economic influence to society.
Finally, Randy was the award recipient of the 2018 Mississauga Heritage Award at the Credits Awards. You can follow along with Randy on Twitter, Face book and lnstagram at @randycity.