Nishi is an Indian-American singer/songwriter, actress and lawyer. She is also a theatre director and producer. Born in New Delhi, India and from the south Indian state of Kerala, Nishi moved with her family to New York when she was 5 years old. Nishi began singing at an early age and developed her talents while attending college at Binghamton University and law school at St. John's University of Law.
Nishi 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 35+ cast Off-Broadway Indian musical The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam. She is currently casting and developing her next play, 'Salem - Retold.' Nishi released her first EP of original music in 2005 and has performed throughout NYC. Nishi's music is a mix of pop, rock and Indian and American dance. 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 as in-house counsel with a large defense firm. She also founded and leads a human rights non-profit, The Leading Light Foundation.