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Thunderbirds character
The original puppet character
First appearance "Trapped in the Sky"
(30 September 1965)
Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
Designed by John Blundall
(puppet sculptor)
Portrayed by Bhasker Patel
(2004 live-action film)
Voiced by David Graham (original TV series)
Occupation Manservant and cook
Affiliation International Rescue
Spouse(s) Unknown, deceased (original series)
Onaha (2004 film)
Children Tin-Tin Kyrano (daughter)
Relatives The Hood (half-brother)
Nationality Malaysian (original series)
Indian (2004 film)
Home Tracy Island

Kyrano is a fictional character featured in the 1960s British Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds and its 2004 live-action film adaptation.


Original TV series

Kyrano is the father of Tin-Tin and half-brother of The Hood. He is the manservant in the Tracy household, sharing domestic duties with Grandma. He is renowned for serving tea and coffee within the house and is upset when Parker tries to take this duty from him in the episode "The Mighty Atom".

Kyrano was once the heir to a rubber plantation fortune in Malaysia but was cheated out of it by The Hood. After this, he decided to withdraw from the world of material gain and spend the rest of his life in meditation. He lived all over the world, pursuing careers as a chef in Paris, a gardener in England, and a scientist producing synthetic foods from plants for astronauts. When his old friend Jeff Tracy, founder of International Rescue, offered him a position on Tracy Island upon the organisation's formation, he accepted.

The Hood has a hypnotic power over Kyrano, which he sometimes uses to extract information on International Rescue and its secrets. Kyrano never mentions this to anyone, dismissing the Hood's telepathic intrusions as mere "dizzy spells" despite his otherwise unquestionable loyalty to the Tracys. A widower, Kyrano's full name is never revealed in the series and he seems happy to be referred to by his surname.


In the 2004 film, Kyrano has a wife, Onaha. Kyrano appears to be his given name rather than his surname and he and his family are Malaysian Indian Muslims.

Kyrano does not appear in the 2015 remake series, in which he is said to be retired. However, his daughter (renamed Tanusha "Kayo" Kyrano) and brother are still major characters. In the episode "Signals - Part 1", Kayo mentions that her father was devastated by Jeff's disappearance and hopes that he will come out of retirement if Jeff is found alive.

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