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  • Nishi - Queen Berenice - James the Just (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Biblical film completed by filmmaker John Chism, The Story of James the Just is a 2.5-hour feature film in which Nishi plays the Jewish Herodian Queen Berenice, a conniving, manipulative & powerful woman who will do anything to protect her family. Screened March 30, 2019, NYC.

  • Nishi - Umme, Mother and Daughter - We Speak NYC (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Nishi plays Umme, a Muslim Bangladeshi nurse who comes to NYC with her 2 daughters. In the first episode, Umme learns how she can take classes to help get her Nursing License. We Speak NYC airs on WNYW, PBS and WNYE Sundays at 3:30 p.m. EST throughout New York and is sponsored by the Mayors Office to help immigrants in NYC learn English and give valuable infoemation. In this scene, Nishi as Umme speaks with her daughter about school, working, volunteering and how she worries. The bond between mothers and daughters is universal and goes beyond ethnicity, culture, religion and language. This scene captures the love and bond between the two. Filmed in June and July of 2017, this episode premiered May 2018, NYC.

  • Nishi - Angry Mom - Choices (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    By writer and director Jhaelyn Atreaga, Nishi played a protective immigrant Indian mother to a college aged daughter that she was attempting to arrange a marriage for. Her daughter, however, reveals she is a lesbian.

  • Nishi - Cradle Theatre Reel (Performance Video)  Quicktime

    Set in London, England, Nishi played Meena Shah, a 36 year old Muslim Bengali mother who grappled with the reality that her youngest daughter, Leela, had become radicalized and escaped to Raqqa to become an Isis bride. The 55-minute one-act showcased the relationship between mother and daughter, in the context of a Muslim Indian family affected by conflict between religious and cultural values, extremism and adapting to modern Western culture. The play was nominated for 2 awards including best director and best lead actress for a long one-act.

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The Vaudevillian (Musical)

Supp: Cheryl Wolff

Will Leblanc

Quarantine, Actually

Supp: Mrs. Gupta

Angela Hilario

The Mongoose

Lead: Pree

Louis R. Bacigalopu

Dosed (Short)

Supp: Basette

Zachery J. Leipert

The Story of James the Just

Lead: Queen Berenice

John Chism

Rupali v. Society (Short)

Supp: Ammu

Zubaira Ahmed

On The Way There

Lead: Kamala

Jaelyn Artega

The Italians

Lead: Priya Gupta

Zach D'Epeys

Pretty Girls: License to Kill - Vol. 1

Lead: Sunita Gandhi

Zach D'Epeys


Supp: Durga

Benjamin Orifici

The Cocks of the Walk

Supp: The Client

Ben Donnellon

The Process (Short)

Lead: Tessa Long

Ethan Sachhi

Sid's Paralysis

Lead: Kareena

Babar Ahmed

The Sex Guru

Supp: Talk-Show Host

Tony Greer

The Long Shot

Supp: Prijat

Ken Kushner


Lark & Spur (Supernatural Mystery)

Lead: Lark

Louis Rocky Bacigalupo

Peoria (Drama)

Supp: Scarlett

Michael McGruder

Basic Bitch Aliens (Sci-Fi)

Supp: Narrator

Anna Bashedly

We Speak NYC (Drama, PBS, WNYE)

Lead: Umme

George Lavoo

Newbies (Comedy Pilot for HBO)

Supp: Mrs. Patel

Christine Martinez

Unspoken (Drama, Eps. 1-3)

Lead: Dr. Dream Ferrell

Nicholas Long

Varli Cook-Off (Reality, International)

Lead: Indian Celebrity Chef

Zee TV India

Information Meltdown (Video)

Lead: Neelam Varshi

Alissa Shapiro

Ghost Hunters (Pilot)

Lead: Raveena Sutton

Gary Chan

Theatre - Plays & Musicals


Lead: Meena Shah

Theatre 54, NYC

The Real Inspector Hound

Lead: Felicity

Heights Players, NY

Uncle's Dream (Dostoevsky)

Lead: Sophia Petrovna

The Brownstone, NY

The Temp

Lead: Crystal

Medicone Show Theatre, NY


Lead: Annie

Hudson Guild Theatre, NY

Our Town

Lead: Emily Webb

HB Studio Sean O'Laughlin

The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam

Leads: Labam & Mata-Ji

Medicine Show, NY

The Beggar's Opera

Supp: Dolly & Robin

Medicine Show, NY

A Day in the Life of a Hindu

Lead: Parvati

Medicine Show, NY

Angels, Giants, Monsters

Lead: Lilith

Medicine Show, NY


Supp: Vixen

Heights Players, NY

Killing Time

Lead: Jamie

Tom Slot, Manhattan Rep.

The Centurion

Lead: Julia

Matthew Corozone Studios, NY

Sleeping Beauty

Lead: The Queen

Galli Theatre, NY


Lead: Cinderella (2 productions)

Galli Theatre, NY

Theater: Shakespeare Full Performance Readings

Troilus & Cressida

Lead: Hector (Reverse Gender Cast)

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Measure for Measure

Lead: Isabella

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Merchant of Venice

Supp: Jessica

Instant Shakespeare, NY

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Lead: Emilia

Instant Shakespeare, NY


Supp: Bianca

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Comedie of Errors

Supp: Luciana

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2)

Supp: Mistress Quickly & Hostess

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Merchant of Venice

Supp: Jessica

Instant Shakespeare, NY

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lead: Hermia

Instant Shakespeare, NY

Discogrophy - Professional Singer-Songwriter


Album: Master of My Fate

Anand Gan & Shu Nakamura


Single: Steal Your Heart Away

Anand Gan: Flytrap Productions


Music Video: Story II

Joseph Bearese


Single: Story II

Anand Gan: Flytrap Productions


Single: Release Me

Anand Gan: Flytrap Productions


EP - Nishi

Ashish Sheth & Moises Modesto


HB Studio - 2009 - 2012

Theater, Film, Television

New York, New York

Upright Citizen's Brigade - 2011

Comedy & Long Form Improvisation

New York, New York

St. John’s University of Law

Juris Doctorate of Law

International Law

Binghamton University

B.A. Literature & Rhetoric

Minors: Econ. & Political Sci.

Fluent Malayalam (Native)

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 4'9"

Weight: 108 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Long


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