Nishi is a New York City-based Indian-American singer/songwriter, actress and lawyer. She is also an Off-Broadway director and producer. Born in New Delhi, India, Nishi moved with her family to New York when she was 5 years old and has called it home ever since. Nishi began singing at an early age and seriously pursued her talents as a young adult in college and while attending law school. It was at age 9 that she began writing her first songs. Today, she has over 120 finished songs in her catologue, and has written over 200.
Nishi is also an actress who has appeared on film and television and starred in several Off-Broadway plays & musical productions in New York City. in 2014, she directed and produced the 30+ cast Indian musical The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam. Nishi released her first EP of original music in 2005 and has performed throughout NYC. Nishi's music is a mix of Indian dance, alternative rock and pop. Nishi’s diverse musical styles are a result of various influences ranging from her Indian heritage to her American upbringing.
Nishi works full-time as a lawyer in New York City. While her days are filled with court appearances, her nights are filled with crowded bars, rehearsals and performances. When asked if she would ever leave law to pursue music, film, television & stage full-time, Nishi answers resoundingly yes. Music & stage, she says, are her callings and her true passion as a lawyer is human rights law. Nishi has served on the International Human Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, worked pro bono for women’s & children’s charities & is the founder and president of human rights non-profit, The Leading Light Foundation.