April 5th: Nishi to attend Red Carpet and as Celebrity Contestant at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the Varli Food Festival hosted by Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi
April 6th: Nishi to compete as Celebrity Entertainer in Varli Cook-Off
April 19th: Nishi & her Nights perform at UC Lounge, NYC - 8pm
April 25th: Nishi's Feature Thriller Sid's Paralysis to have its NYC Film Festival premiere Screening 8:45pm - Festival Venue to be announced
April 29th-May 19th: Nishi to perform in Off-Broadway production of 'The Beggar's Opera' with the Medicine Show Theatre
Previous News & Updates:
On Oct. 25: Nishi sang & was interviewed LIVE at 8pm EST on
India Talks LIVE on Time Warner/Verizon Fios/RCN cable networks. Exclusive clips of her movies
were shown and Nishi sang her new dance single 'Release Me', her song 'Story' recently licensed to the new Sailor Moon movie, and her new dance number 'Do Not Deny It' on her upcoming dance album 'Master of My Fate.' Video of the show will be up in November.
Nishi is in rehearsals for 2 new productions opening this Fall - Dracula and Angels Giants Monsters and is also in the studio producing 4 new tracks for her new album, Master of My Fate.
Nishi has confirmed participation as one of the celebrity chefs in Varli Magazine's
new competition cooking show - the 'Varli Food Festival - A Cook Off NYC 2012' where she will be 1 of 17 Indians
in the media, business & entertainment worlds competing to win the title of best chef! Final episode to air April 2012 \\
at Varli's 2nd Annual Food Festival.
July 26: Nishi performs as Julia, the young oprhaned ward of the Centurion Cornelius in The Centurion The Musical at the Matthew Corozine Studio in Times Square to be produced into a full musical in the Tri-State area in 2011-2012
On May 24, 2011, Nishi appeared on Time Warner Cable QPTV's India Talks for a live talk-show interview where Nishi spoke about her single release in D.C. and Release Me was played on air on telebroadcast!
On May 14, 2011: Nishi launched her new dance single 'Release Me' at a single release and Bollywood dance party in Washington D.C. & performed with her newly formed band, The Nights, tracks coming up on her new album, Master of My Fate,
as well as earlier tracks from her 1st EP. Photos and news of the release and launch are at Articles & Press.
Nishi's May 14th D.C. 'Release Me' Single Launch & Bollywood Dance Party - Promo by Vick Krishna
World Release of Nishi's New Single 'Release Me'
Nishi is launching her brand new dance single, 'Release Me', LIVE from Washington D.C. at a huge Bollywood Dance Party Celebration!
May 14, 2011 I'Lounge - I - The Indian Experience
1708 L Street NW, Washington, DC, USA
Nishi is performing in the original dramatic comedy Killing Time
directed by Tom Slot at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre April 27-May 6, 2011. For ticket reservations call (646) 329 - 6588.
Starring Nicole Balsam, Milee Bang, Bill Bria, Paul Caron, Sheila Griffin, Sharon Pinney, Nishi Rajan, Jordan Swisher,
and Stephen Thornton.
Nishi plays Jamie an Indian woman who is spiritual and a tad psychic, she can feel and see the dead. Video is available and will be uploaded September 2011
Nishi was recently interviewed & featured on QPTV's India Talks, a live talk-show on Time Warner/RCN Cable which aired Tuesday, February 22, 2011. A brief clip is available at
http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0HvxNJt044 - Nishi will be on-air again in April/May 2011 - a full video of the interview will be up in the coming weeks!
In December 2010, Nishi completed filming the independent feature film, Sid's Paralysis, directed by Babar Ahmed. View the trailer at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qoCihSKA98A - A supernatural thriller, Nishi starred as the lead, Kareena
In February 2011, Nishi completed filming her starring role in an independent thriller short film, The Process, directed by Ethan Saachi on location in Philadelphia. View the 1st teaser trailer at http://youtube.com/watch?v=taVZ6_jT01o - Nishi played photographer Tessa Long
Nishi starring as Princess Labam in Galli Theater's 'How Raja's Son Won Princess Labam'
From March 10th - 31st, Nishi will be performing as Princess Labam in Galli Theater's production of the
Indian fairytale How Raja's Son Won Princess Labam - visit Official Facebook Event Invite Page
Based on the original Indian folktale by Joseph Jacob (copyright Joseph Jacob, Indian Fairytales),
How Raja's Son Won Princess Labam is the story of a young Indian Prince who sets out on a journey
to a faraway land in search of the beautiful Princess Labam. On his way, he faces many wild animals and challenging tasks set up by the Princessís Father. Will he succeed in finding his true love? The play is designed for families. children 3+ - adults & kids alike will love the show!
Thursdays: March 10, 17, 24 and 31st from 6pm - 7pm
Galli Theater at the National Comedy Center: 347 West 36th St. (btw 8th & 9th Avenues), NYC, NY
Sunday, March 20th from 3pm - 4pm
Lotus Music and Dance: 109 West 27th St., 8th Fl. (btw. 6th & 7th Avenues), NYC, NY
Nishi is happy to announce that she has been cast as one of the leads, Jamie, in an action thriller film series entitled Her Loss which will be developed into a feature film - to be directed by M. Sigurd Hall - she will be training for 2 months in martial arts/self-defense for the film & will begin filming in May 2011
Nishi's next film is set in Philadelphia, she stars as Tessa Long, a neurotic photographer with a secret in the short film, The Process, directed by Ethan Sacchi. Filming to take place in the last 2 weeks of February
Nishi is happy to report that her feature film, Sid's Paralysis, has finished post-production & the director, Babar Ahmed, is submitting the film to film festivals!
Nishi to film role as a Malayalam-language talk-show host in feature film, 'Dr. G'
On Friday January 21, 2011, Nishi will be in another feature film, Dr. G., as a Malayalam-language talk-show host - the film is produced by Tony Greer of Tony Films Ltd. - clip coming soon!
Nishi performing at Tamba Bar & Grill January 18, 2011 at 8pm
Nishi will be performing an acoustic set with her guitarist, Matt Leary, for the Funkadelics live show at Tamba Indian Bar & Grill at 103 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY! Show starts 8pm!
Nishi to be on Blue Bloods - CBS TV episode: Hall of Mirrors on January 26, 2011
In November 2010, Nishi filmed a small role as a Muslim woman for an episode of the hit CBS tv series Blue Bloods. Episode will air January 26, 2011 at 10pm EST on CBS. Check local U.S. listings for scheduled showtime.
Spring/Summer 2010 - Nishi recording new dance singles - 1st new single: 'Do Not Deny It'
Nishi is taking time off from theater to work in the recording studio now with Sean Gill of the Passengerz on new dance singles, the first of which will be
an original dance song Nishi wrote called 'Do Not Deny It' - she has hired production company, Nightlife Productions of which Sean Gill is the top producer to
work on this track
Nishi as the Queen in 'Sleeping Beauty' at NYC's Galli Theater - March 13th-28th, 2010
From March 13th - 28th, Nishi will be performing as the Queen in Galli Theater's musicial fairy tale production of
Sleeping Beauty! Only 6 shows!
Galli's Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty receives many wonderful wishes by the wise fairies, but the wicked witch wants her to sleep for 100 years. But when the right man comes at the right time, itís time to wake up again!
A humorous and movement-inspired adaptation of the classic tale!
This version is based on Johannes Galli's adaptation of the original fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty as written by the Brother's Grimm. Johannes Galli is the creator of the Galli Group based in Germany.
Experience the magic of children's fairy tale theater! If you have children, nieces or nephews or little cousins, this is a great show for them! Ages 3+ only.
The New York Galli Fairy Tale Theater is located at 38 West 38th Street, New York, New York - 3rd Floor.
All performances begin at 3 p.m. and end at 4. Afterwards, there are children's workshops
Maik Reif - The King, and Prince Step On It & Prince Whine-A-Lot & other characters
Nishi Rajan - The Queen & The Thorn & a Rose
Danielle Guldin - Rose/The Sleeping Beauty & The Frog
Tyler Bebe - The Prince & other characters
Kelsey Schelling - 13th Fairy & a Thorn & a Rose
Martin Winter - Chef Extraordinaire
Inga Jaanimets - Good Fairy, Dove, a Thorn
Ally Guralnik - The Spindle, Dog, Bee, a Thorn, a Rose
This February - March 2010, Nishi will be reprising her role as Cinderella and once again performing 6 shows.
Experience the magic of fairy tale theater for children & adults! Galli's Cinderella is a full costume & musicial production based upon the adaptation by Johannes Galli - creator of the Galli Group based in Germany.
If you have children, nieces, nephews or little cousins (ages 3+ only), this is a great show for them! The play follows the Grimm's Fairy Tale version but is funny and interactive and kids will thoroughly enjoy it!
The New York Galli Fairy Tale Theater is located at 38 West 38th Street, New York, New York - 3rd Floor.
Cinderella is a beautiful girl, but her vain and mean stepmother and stepsisters make her do all the housework. One day the prince sponsors a ball to choose his wife. With a lot of hope and a pinch of magic, Cinderella disguises herself and sneaks to the ball. The prince falls in love with this mysterious girl at first sight. However, before the two can live happily every after, the prince must discover her true identity.
Scheduled performance dates:
February 20, 21, 27, 28
March 6, 7
All performances begin at 3 p.m. and end at 4. Afterwards, there are children's workshops for interested families.
Nishi was recently featured in the Japanese Asian Entertainment Magazine Asian Loop Times - check out the in depth interview and view all Nishi's media press in the Articles & Media section.
Hope you tuned in to DhoomFM: 89.3 or 100.7 FM on Monday, August 4, 2008 - New Jersey's hottest Indian radio station interviewed and featured Nishi LIVE On Air from 9 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST. You can listen to the live stream at: http://www.dhoomfm.com.
Nishi is in the Studio this month working on a new dance and pop album for release in Spring 2009 with hot Indian producer Manoj Advani of BrownskinzMusic.
Nishi is a featured artist and writer at BravuraArtist Magazine - read her latest interview and feature profile
Nishi has her own new monthly column at Bravura Magazine: Nishi's Niche
Nishi is rehearsing with her new guitarist, talented Tyler Walker Williams. Please check back for a new schedule of performances or join NishiMusic @ YahooGroups to be updated!
Nishi will be performing new music off her upcoming album with her new producer, Manoj Advani of BrownSkinz Music at the first Labor Day Charity Bash presented by BrownSkinz Music, with proceeds to benefit Mission-Humanity.com
- a charity started in 1997 by a NYC Taxi Driver in efforts to raise money so he can educate the underprivileged girls of his hometown
village, Dhoober Kishanpur, India.
Where: Arctica Bar & Grill Loc: 384 Third Avenue | Between 27th & 28th Streets When: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Time: 7pm to 11 pm Donation: $20/Door; $15 Advance RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nishi is back at her old haunting ground this October at the historic 80+ year old, funky and infamous, "169 BAR" - the last and oldest original bar in one of the last original neighborhoods in Manhattan. Nishi will be performing an acoustic guitar set of songs to be released on her upcoming dance/pop album.
Where: 169 Bar | 169 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002 When: 8 pm - Friday, October 3, 2008 Cost: FREE - No Door Charge | Age Limit: 21+ Only Details: 169 Bar is open for Happy Hour from 4-7:30 p.m.