Theatre / Film / Television | N I S H I
Director, Producer, Writer, Actor and Singer
April 2019: Nishi is currently in rehearsals for her Bollywood Music Video, in the studio with producer Shu Nakamura recording her album & recently filmed a small corporate video for Uber. She is happy to share her work on a recent film she completed for director and filmmaker John Chism, The Story of James the Just. In this 2.5-hour feature Biblical film, Nishi plays the Jewish Herodian Queen Berenice, a conniving, manipulative powerful woman who will do anything to protect her family. Clips from 3 of her scenes, which screened at a private screening on March 30, 2019, are below. Nishi is also happy to announce that a short film she co-starred in, Dosed, was accepted into the Manhattan Film Festival and will have its NYC premiere on May 5, 2019. Nishi played Basette in this dark film about drug addiction and recovery. Finally, 2 scenes from Nishi's award-nominated play, Cradle, are below.
March 2019: Nishi just finished co-starring in Cradle, a new play by Jean Bergantini Grillo, directed by Michelle Macau and co-starring Paul Eisemann and Sandy Singh. Performances were March 22-24, 2019 at Theatre 54, Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Fl., NYC. 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.