Nisha Anil

  • Actor
    Female / Berkshire
  • Ethnicity
    Asian - Indian
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    Height
    5' 3" (1m 60cm)
    Weight
    9st. 4lb (59kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Nisha Anil and her three cuddly panda friends take a look at children's lives in the UK
BBC
bbc.co.uk
2017Nisha and her three cuddly panda friends take a look at children's lives in the UK
BBC
bbc.co.uk
2017Young Muslim Sal (Ash Sohoye), on the brink of an arranged marriage to the beautiful but naïve Raz (Nisha Anil),
Lucy Ribchester
britishtheatreguide.info

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Office Worker
TV
BBC Christmas 'Bye Humbug'
Ernest Desumblia
BBC
2019Puppeteer/Projector operator
Site Specific
Big Blue
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
Battle Festival
2019Performer
Other
The Desire Paths
Alex
Third Angel
Home on the High Street
2019Myrtle (performer/puppeteer)
Theatre (Tour)
Fizzlebert Stump, The Boy Who Ran Away from The Circus
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
Mannings Heath Hall & Hever Castle Festival Theatre
2019Workshop Facilitator
Workshops
Stories & TheatreHome Slough
Home on the High Street
2019Geetu - Office Manager
Corporate
Speak UpThe Edge Picture Company
HSBC
2019Workshop Facilitator
Workshops
Theatre LabNisha Anil
4 Motin Dance Theatre
2018 - 2019Dandini/Fairy Godmother
Theatre
Cinderella
Kevin Shaw
Oldham Coliseum
2018Anjali
Computer Game
Strange BrigadeRebellion
2018Puppeteer
Theatre (Tour)
Rat Choc Chip & Octopot
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
2018Woman
Site Specific
I's for SALE
Anna Jones & Nisha Anil
Co-devised show
The Curve
2018Brinda Birthday Girl
Commercial
J20 - Cockney Mojo
Tim Hope
Passion Pictures & Widescope Productions
2018Theatre Producer
Site Specific
ETA - Estate Trail App Slough
Nisha Anil
HOME Slough
2018Arundhati (storyteller)
Theatre
There are Secrets, Dear Sister
Anna Jones & Nisha Anil
Co-devised show
The Curve
2018Hazmat Scientist
Commercial
Vanish - Love for Longer
Greg & Jacob
LS Productions
2017Princess Jasmine
Theatre
AladdinQ Productions
Pearce Suite Theatre
2017Dr Khan
TV
Hollyoaks
Nigel Keen
Lime Pictures
2017Wife
Commercial
Co op Autumn Food
Jake Mavity
Tantrum Productions
2017Poetry recital
Site Specific
We are all Made of Stars
Anna Jones
Creative Junction
2017Storyteller
Site Specific
Streets AliveHome Slough
The Curve
2017Cue
Theatre
The Grimmest of Grim Tales
Jane Deane
Avva Laff! Productions
2017Tracey
Corporate
Schlumberger Sales Call
Rob Marshall
Nostairway Media
2017Asian woman
Commercial
Alzheimer's Society - Time to Forget
Daniel Barber
Knucklehead Productions
2017Channel Host
Presenter
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
Helen Scott
BBC
Manchester Media City
2016Storyteller
Site Specific
Spark FestivalCreative Junction
2016Rahlia
TV
Citizen Khan
Nick Wood
BBC
Manchester Media City
2016Storyteller
Site Specific
The Curve OpeningLeicester Curve
2016Channel Host
Presenter
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
Helen Scott
BBC
2016Storyteller
Rehearsed Reading
The View from 72
Anna Jones
Anna Jones
2016Gatherer
Site Specific
Wonderland4Motion Dance Theatre comapny
2016Puppeteer
Site Specific
The Gift
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
2016Wife
Commercial
Easter Giant HenAsda
2015Puppeteer
Site Specific
The Winter Giant
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
2015Storyteller
Site Specific
StorytellingRISC
2015Channel Host
Presenter
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
Geoff Coward
BBC
2015Course Leader
Workshops
Next Steps to Film and TV ActingResource Productions
2015Puppeteer
Site Specific
The Gift
Danielle Corbishley
Beautiful Creatures Theatre
2015Singer
Music Video
The Herbert's / WildernessThe Herberts
2015Storyteller
Site Specific
StorytellingOnce Upon a Bus
2015Train Customer
Corporate
Corporate Training Video
Rob Marshall
Nostairway Media
2014Storyteller
Site Specific
StorytellingOnce Upon a Bus
2014Mary
Theatre
World Cup Storytelling
Daryl Beeton
Kazzum
The Bowler Hat Pop-up Theatre
2014Singer
Music Video
The Herberts / Mortician's Masterpiece
Robert Kelly
Live at Charborough
Charborough Studios
2014Faye
Film (Short)
In Waiting
Ceclia Stenbom
Pins and Needle Media
2014Channel Host
Presenter
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
Geoff Coward
BBC
Media City
2013 - 2014Princess Jasmine
Theatre
Aladdin
Tim Lince
Pendle Productions
The Thwaites Empire Theatre
2013Singer
Music Video
The Herberts / Love Is On The Run
Tom Neill
The Herberts Band
2013Connie
Theatre (Tour)
Addressed to a Friend
Daryl Beeton
Kazzum
2013Main Presenter
TV
Channel links
Helen Scott
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
BBC Manchester Media City
2012Dancer
Theatre
The Little Things
Elaine Macey & Dean Soden
4Motion Dance Theatre Company
2012Connie
Theatre (Tour)
Brown Paper Packages
Daryl Beeton
Kazzum
2012Indian Woman
Film (Short)
Aliens in Slough (aka Halo in Ugliness)
Angharad Parry
Size Seven Films and East Berks Films
2012Girl Fan
Music Video
Mark Handley & The Bone Idols / Support Your Local Rock Star
Robert Martin Kelly
Red Kite Music Videos
2012Guest
TV
Channel links
Various
Cbeebies
2011Aisha Kapoor
Corporate
Lockdown (aka Nuromol)
Ben Hume Paton
Toast TV Ltd
Reckitt & Benckiser
2011Office Worker
Still Photos
EDF Energy
Kelvin Murray
EDF
Kelvin Murray Studio
2011Guest Presenter
TV
Channel LinksCbeebies
BBC Manchester Media City
2011Fairy Godmother
TV
Strictly Cinderella
Helen Shephed
Cbeebies
BBC
2011Clerk
Film (Short)
Messiah & Son (in post-prod)
John Stewart
JCC Productions and East Berks Films
2011Guest Presenter
TV
Justin's House
Jason Garbett
Cbeebies
BBC Manchester Media City
2011Jyoti
Film (Short)
7 Daze to Ibiza
Angharad Parry
Size Seven Films and East Berks Films
2011Presenter
TV
Same Smile Series 2
Kat Woolfe, Helen Shepherd, Adrian McDowall & David McKay
CBeebies BBC Scotland
Multi - Location
2011Channel Presenter
TV
Channel Links
Geoff Coward
CBeebies Worldwide Asia
BBC London
2011Presenter
TV
Weekend LinksCbeebies
BBC London
2010Office Worker
Commercial
No Pressure created by Richard Curtis
Dougal Wilson
10^10
2010Nat
Film (Short)
Listen To Me
Nisha Anil
Noo Names and East Berks Films
Berkshire - Multi-location
2010PC
TV
Aladdin & the CBeebies Magic LampCbeebies
2010Guest Presenter
TV
'Discover & Do' Channel LinksCbeebies
BBC London
2010Guest Presenter
TV
Weekend Channel LinksCbeebies
BBC London
2010Office Worker
Online / Digital
No Pressure
Dougal Wilson
10^10
2010Storyteller
Theatre
TAG Festival Cart CabaretTAG Collective
Reading Pride Festival
2010Presenter
TV
Same Smile
Adrian McDowall, Lotte Elwell and Rachel Bazeley
CBeebies BBC Scotland
Multi - Location
2010Performer
Theatre
An Ode to Mum
Nisha Anil & Danielle Corbishley
TAG Collective & RISC
2009Actress/Storyteller & Puppeteer
Theatre (Tour)
Discovering the Ramayana
Andrew Purvin
Fetch Theatre
2009Presenter
TV
Same Smile - Non-Broadcast Pilot
Rachel Bazeley
Cbeebies
Harley House Nursery Glasgow
2008Girl in Cafe
Commercial
Go Find itOgilvy Advertising
2008Sal & Multi-roles
TIE
HE 4 ALLImpact Universal Ltd
Touring
2007DC Grace Darsari (Body- Double)
TV
The BillTalkback
2007Raz
Rehearsed Reading
AWK WORD
Stamatina Papamichali
Lennie Vararides
Barons Court Theatre
2006Padma Patil (Body-Double)
Film (Feature)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Stephen Woolfenden
VPH Limited/Warner Bros
Leavesden Studios
2006Bride & Party Guest
Theatre
Bluebeard
Emma Bernard
London College of Fashion
Cochrane Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2001TheatreDartington College of Arts
    1996Intensive Foundation CourseThe Desmond Jones School of Mime & Physical Theatre

    Additional Skills

    Varied experience in kickboxing, contemporary dance training, indoor-climbing, sailing and yoga. Learning to play the guitar

    Additional Information

    T.V. Presenter, Singer with www.theherbertsband.co.uk,Puppeteer. Registered children's chaperone.

    About me

    Nisha took her first step in a school play, re-enacting the moment Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the moon, and was well on her way of being hooked on performing. Growing up following her interest for drama after curiosity got the better of her while walking past a drama class at first school. Nisha continued her interest by going on to study contemporary dance and theatre at college, mime and physical theatre at The Desmond Jones School in London prior to studying a B.A. Honours degree in Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in Devon.

    After graduating with a B.A. (Hons) in Theatre in November 2001, she worked at Windsor Arts Centre in Berkshire in various capacities: starting out as a volunteer, paid administrator, artist/artist’s assistant for Children’s Birthday Parties and workshops, house-managing the venue and being promoted to working as an Arts Education Manager. Alongside this, Nisha continued to create and devise her own small-scale live performance projects as well as collaborating with other arts practitioners and working with varying small-scale theatre/dance companies.

    In 2008 as part of her endeavour to perform and work in the creative industries, Nisha wrote a letter of introduction to the BBC, and the rest, as they say, is history. Presenting on CBeebies is not all Nisha does. Nisha has also completed work on her first short film. Her passion for acting, theatre and film continues, having worked for The Fetch Theatre in 2009; receiving intensive training in Bunraku style-puppetry and touring a one-person puppet show ‘Discovering the Ramayana’, while delivering drama/puppet workshops to schools, youth groups and Art-Centre’s in the West Midlands and Shropshire. During the summer of 2012 & 2013, Nisha worked with Kazzum Theatre delivering playful theatre to children in unusual spaces in ‘Addressed to a Friend’. Nisha completed a successful run playing Princess Jasmine in ‘Aladdin’ at The Thwaites Empire Theatre in 2013/14. In June & November 2016. Nisha appeared in the opening episode of Citizen Khan’s 5th Series on BBC 1. Nisha performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2017, with Avva Laff Productions, on ‘The Grimmest of Grim Tales’ and appeared in Hollyoaks.

    Closer-to-home, Nisha often puppeteered with Beautiful Creatures Theatre Company, having worked on ‘The Gift’, ‘Rat Choc Chip’ and ‘Octopot’. Nisha has sung live with bands, The Herberts and Richmond and the Groovolution and continues to perform in local devised works, as a storyteller and theatre workshop leader. Nisha recently completed a 9 – week run in a dual-role as Dandini and Fairy Godmother in Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s production of Cinderella 2018/19. Nisha continues to create and perform in her own devised-based theatre projects; not only raising awareness of the arts in her home town but also working as a workshop leader and performing as a storyteller.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Brown
    Accents (International)
    • Indian
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Hindi
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Devon
    • Essex
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • RP
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    General Dance Skills
    • Asian dance styles
    • Ballet
    • Bollywood
    • Contemporary
    • Swing/Jive
    • Tango
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    • Wholesome