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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 '02

International Law

Binghamton University

B.A: English - Literature & Rhetoric '99

Minors: Economics/Pol. Sci.

Discography - Professional Singer/Songwriter

Genres: Pop/Alt. Rock/Dance/World/Indian



Album: Master of My Fate

Anand Gan & Shu Nakamura


Single: Steal Your Heart Away

Anand Gan - Flytrap Production


Single: Story II

Anand Gan - Flytrap Production


Single: Release Me

Anand Gan - Flytrap Production


Singles/Videos & Performances

Various Producers


EP - Nishi

Ashish Sheth & Moises Modesto

Featured: Newspaper / Magazine / TV / Radio / Web

U.K. - Eastern Eye - (2pg. featured color spread artist)

Canada: Indian Express

India West (California)

Canada: The Weekly Voice

The Capital Post (Washington D.C.)

Prishtina Press (Kosovo)

India This Week (Washington D.C.)

The Journal News (New York)

Japan: Asian Loop Times (Cover

Asiance Magazine (Int'l)

Malayalam TV USA/IPTV

Malayalam Manorama

India Talks TV - QPTV/Time Warner

Voice of America: Border Crossings

The India Journal

Deccan Chronicle (India)

New York Law Journal (U.S.)

Desi News - Cover (Canada)

India Abroad


Malayalam Pathrum

WRIR - Richmond Independent Radio

Radio Dil - New Jersey

Desi Retrofusion

U.K. BBC - Desi Hits

HeadCase Radio

Bravura Artist


Asiance Image Magazine

Women's Entertainment (WE) Mag

Dhoom FM Radio (N.J.)


Daily Kos

Theater: Director - Musicals & Plays

Salem - Retold (Drama)



New York Suite (Dark Comedy)


Producers Club, NY 2015

Rajah's Son/ Princess Labam (Musicial)


Medicine Show, NY 2014

Rajah's Son/Princess Labam (Play)


Medicine Show, NY 2012

Angels, Giants, Monsters (Musical, Drama)

Assist. Dir./Stage Manager

Medicine Show, NY 2011

Theater: Actor - Musicals & Plays - Full Productions


Lead: Meena Shah

Theatre 54, NYC 2019

The Real Inspector Hound

Lead: Felicity

Heights Players, NY 2018

Rajah's Son/Princess Labam (Musical Drama Comedy)

Leads: Labam & Mata-Ji

Medicine Show, NY 2014

Entwine (Play Drama Comedy)

Lead: Annie

Hudson Guild Theatre, NY 2013

Rajah's Son/Princess Labam (Musical Drama Comedy)

Leads: Labam & Mata-Ji

Medicine Show, NY 2012

The Beggar's Opera (Musical Comedy)

Supp: Dolly & Robin

Medicine Show, NY 2012

A Day in the Life of a Hindu God (Play Drama Comedy)

Lead: Parvati

Medicine Show, NY 2012

Angels, Giants, Monsters (Musical Drama Comedy)

Lead: Lilith

Medicine Show, NY 2011

Dracula (Play Drama)

Supp: Vixen

Heights Players, NY 2011

Killing Time (Play Drama Comedy)

Lead: Jamie

Tom Slot, Manhattan Rep. 2011

How Raja's Son Won Princess Labam (Play Drama Comedy)

Lead: Princess Labam

Nat'l Comedy Ctr/Galli, NY '10

Sleeping Beauty (Musical Comedy)

Lead: The Queen

Galli Theatre, NY 2010

Cinderella (Musical Drama Comedy)

Lead: Cinderella (2 productions)

Galli Theatre, NY 2009

Theater: Actor - Full Performance Readings

Troilus & Cressida

Lead: Hector (Reverse Gender Cast)

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016

Measure for Measure

Lead: Isabella

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016

The Temp

Lead: Crystal

Medicine Show Theatre, NY 2016

Merchant of Venice

Supp: Jessica

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Lead: Emilia

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016


Supp: Bianca

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016

Comedie of Errors

Supp: Luciana

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2016

Uncle’s Dream (Dostoevsky)

Lead: Sophia Petrovna

The Brownstone, NY 2016

Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2)

Supp: Mistress Quickly & Hostess

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2015

Merchant of Venice

Supp: Jessica

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2015

Our Town

Lead: Emily Webb

HB Studio Sean O'Laughlin '15

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lead: Hermia

Instant Shakespeare, NY 2013

The Centurion Musical (Staged Reading)

Lead: Julia

Debbie Orloff/M. Corozine 2011

Feature Films: Actor

The Story of James the Just

Supp: Queen Berenice

Dir: John Chism (2018)

Acajou (Supernatural Thriller)

Supp: Durga

Celluloid Rain Productions '16

Pretty Girls: License to Kill Vol. 1 (Action/Thriller)

Lead: Sunita Gandhi

ZDE Entertainment (Pre-Prod.)

The Italians (Drama Comedy)

Lead: Priya Gupta

ZDE Entertainment (In Prod.)

The Cocks of the Walk (Comedy)

Supp: The Client

Caccioppoli Creative Grp. 2012

Sid's Paralysis (Supernatural Horror Thriller)

Lead: Kareena

Babar Ahmed, 2010; Rl. '12/'13

The Sex Guru (Adult Comedy)

Principal: TV Talk-Show Host

Tony Films, Tony Greer 2012

Short Films: Actor

Dosed (Drama)

Supp: Basette

Zachary J. Leipert 2018

The Long Shot (Comedy)

Supp: Prijaat

Ken Kushner 2015

The Process (Drama)

Lead: Tessa Long

Ethan Sacchi 2011

Information Meltdown (Mystery Educational Game)

Lead: Neelam Varshi

Alley Cat Productions 2011

Vision of Hope (Drama)

Supp: Nurse Assistant

Leo Magett 2010

Last Wish (Horror)

Supp: Demon Wish Girl

Richard Wilson 2011

Television: Actor

We Speak NYC (Drama Episodic, NY Emmy Winning Show)

Lead: Umme

George Lavoo 2017-2018

Newbies (Pilot for HBO - Comedy)

Supp: Mrs. Patel

Christine Martinez 2014

Unspoken (Drama Series, Eps 1-3)

Lead: Dr. Dream Ferrell

Nicholas Long, III 2012-2013

Ghost Hunters (Supernatural Pilot)

Lead: Raveena Sutton

Gary Chan 2011

Commercials: Actor

Marco LaGuardia Hotel (Commercial)

Lead: Princess Lia

ZDE Entertainment 2013

Television - Reality, Talk-Shows & Appearances

India Talks (Live Talk-Show)

Self - Feature Interview

Time Warner/QPTV 2011-2014

Varli Magazine's TV Cook-Off Competition

Self - Co-Star (5 Episodes)

U.S. & Abroad 2012

Malayalam IPTV USA

Self - Feature Interview

IPTV: U.S., India, Canada 2011

Voice of America - Border Crossings

Self - Feature Interview & Performance

Int'l Broadcast, D.C. 2011

Extra / Background Work - Feature Films

New Year's Eve (Comedy)

New Year's Eve Reveler

Garry Marshall 2011

J1 (Russian Drama)

J1-Student (Featured)

Geoffrey Guerrero 2011

The Class Reunion (Horror)

Survivor (Featured)

Tyrik Keyz Washington 2011

When Kiran Met Karen (Drama)

Record Release Party Dancer (Featured)

Manan Singh Katohora 2007

Extra / Background Work - Television

Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

Extra: Club Dancer

NBC Grant Wilfley Casting 2015

Blue Bloods (TV Crime Drama)

Muslim Woman (Featured)

CBS Studios 2010

Professional Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Director, film (features & shorts), stage (Off-Broadway) & television (pilot for HBO & the NY Emmy-winning We Speak NYC https://youtu.be/IWL9V9GXhhM ) Reels https://backstage.com/u/NishiRajan Videos, bio, photos http://NishiMusicWorld.com Music Video https://youtube.com/watch?v=x_b8zZcfbhM New dance single, Steal Your Heart Away, listen for free http://cdbaby.com/cd/nishi25 | http://instagram.com/nishihime | https://imdb.com/name

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 4'10"

Weight: 100 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Long


Attorney, Poet & Writer, Archery, Billiards/Pool Player, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cycling, Fishing, Football, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Jet Skier, Jump Rope, Karate - Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Ping Pong, Rock Climber, Rodeo - Bull Riding, Running - Long Distance, Running - Sprint, Shooting - Revolver/Automatic, Shooting - Rifle, Swimming - ability - general, Swimming - backstroke, Tennis, Dance - Bhangara, Dance Modern, Dancer, Firearms, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, Orchestral String Instruments, Singer, Teleprompter, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Whistler, Australian Accent, British - BBC English Accent, British - Cockney Accent, East Indian Accent, Southern Accent, Fluent Hindi, Fluent Japanese, Fluent Mandarin, Fluent Spanish