Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Lawyer, Director, Writer & Producer
Nishi has been in the music and entertainment industries since 2002. She released her Demo EP in 2005 and has performed throughout New York City with her band, The Nights. Nishi's full name is Nishi Rajan, she was born in New Delhi, India and is the first-born daughter of Malayalee parents from Kerala, India. She moved with her family to New York when she was five years old.
Nishi has starred in independent feature films, short films, on television and Off-Broadway plays and musicals in New York City. She studied acting at HB Studio and improv and comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2014, Nishi directed and produced a 35+ member cast Off-Broadway Indian musical, The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam. In 2021, she will direct and produce Salem - Retold - an original historical fiction play set in 1800's Massachusetts. She is currently finishing production on her album Master of My Fate & working on film, television and stage projects in New York City.
Nishi has been featured in international newspapers, magazines, TV and radio and sang for 120-million LIVE worldwide on Border Crossings - Voice of America. Her music has been played throughout Canada, London, Japan, India, Malaysia and America. Her single 'Story II', was the title track of the independent Sailor Moon Movie and became the #1 most downloaded song by a solo female artist on CdBaby (2011-2012). Her album 'Master of My Fate' is anticipated to be released in late 2021.
Nishi works full-time in New York City as a lawyer with a defense firm and has been practicing for over 17 years. In 2008, she founded a pro bono human rights new and policy journal, Leading Light Foundation, which reports on international human rights violations and abuses worldwide.
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From her first starring role as Cinderella in a German children's musical theatre play to starring as the Demon Angel Lilith in Angels, Giants, Monsters to Felicity in The Real Inspector Hound, Nishi has covered a diverse range of characters.
From parents who encouraged her to sing in Church, to find her voice through writing songs and poems and then finding the courage to stand on stage and sing a cappella from her heart, Nishi's story is one of making dreams come true.
Law / Philanthropy
From age 11, Nishi knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She knew she wanted to help people and end suffering. From pro bono work against child sex trafficking, to being a voice for imprisoned human rights lawyers, Nishi is now working through her Foundation to make a difference.