Spotlight: NISHA ANIL


NISHA ANIL by Dean Northcott
Photo: Dean Northcott
Lennie Varvarides
12 Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RX
Phone: 07917 157748
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Weight:9st. 3lb. (59kg)
Playing Age:30 - 40 years
Appearance:Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Character:Friendly
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

Nisha Anil’s career varies in live Performance, Theatre, Film and T.V; working as an Actress, Theatre-Maker, Arts Manager and as a Children’s T.V. Presenter for CBeebies Worldwide Asia. Nisha studied Contemporary Dance and Mime, and holds an Honours Degree in Experimental Theatre. Nisha has also sung with The Herberts and often performs as a children’s storyteller.

Commercial Television Short Film Stage Pantomime Site Specific Dance Further Credits
2020, Commercial, South Asian Woman, Music/Tech Brand, Gabriel Moses
2020, Commercial, Sleeping Lady - Covid Back-up Understudy, QuickBooks, Wieden & Kennedy, Nick Ball
2020, Commercial, Person Cycling, Facebook American - Voter Information Centre, Nexus Studios
2018, Commercial, Brinda, J2o - Cockney Mojo, Passion Pictures & Widescope Productions, Tim Hope
2018, Commercial, Hazmat Scientist, Vanish, LS Productions, Greg & Jacob
2017, Commercial, Wife, Co op Autumn Food, Tantrum Productions, Jake Mavity
2017, Commercial, Asian Woman, Time to Forget - Alzheimers Society, Knucklehead Productions, Daniel Barber
2016, Commercial, Wife, Asda #GiantHen Easter, Asda
2008, Commercial, Girl in Cafe, Go Find it, Ford
2017, Television, Dr Khan, Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures, Nigel Keen
2017, Television, Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC, Helen Scott
2016, Television, Rahila, Citizen Khan, BBC, Nick Wood
2016, Television, Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC, Helen Scott
2015, Television, Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC, Geoff Coward
2014, Television, Channel Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC, Various Directors
2013, Television, (2012 & 2013), Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC Television
2012, Television, (2011 & 2012), Guest Presenter, CBeebies Channel, BBC Television, Various Directors
2011, Television, Channel Presenter, CBeebies Worldwide Asia, BBC, Geoff Coward
2011, Television, Fairy Godmother, Strictly Cinderella, CBeebies, Helen Shepherd
2011, Television, Presenter, Same Smile (Series 2), CBeebies, K Woolfe, H Shepherd, A McDowall, D McKay
2011, Television, Guest Presenter, Justin's House, CBeebies, Jason Garbett
2010, Television, Guest Presenter, CBeebies Channel, BBC, Various
2010, Television, PC Pong, Aladdin and the CBeebies Magic Lamp (Panto), CBeebies
2010, Television, Presenter, Same Smile, CBeebies, Adrian McDowall, Lotte Elwell, Rachel Bazeley
2007, Television, DC Grace (Body-Double), The Bill, Talkback Thames
Short Film
2020, Short Film, Creator & Puppeteer, The Walnut Tree, Nisha Anil & Euan Smith, Nisha Anil
2014, Short Film, Faye, In Waiting, Pins and Needles Media, Cecilia Stenbom
2012, Short Film, Indian woman, Aliens in Slough (Halo in Ugliness) - in post-production, Size Seven Films, Angharad Parry
2011, Short Film, Aisha Kapoor, Lockdown, Toast TV, Ben Hume Paton
2011, Short Film, Clerk, Messiah & Son, East Berks Films, John Stewart
2011, Short Film, Jyoti, 7 Daze to Ibiza, Size Seven Films, Angharad Parry
2010, Short Film, Nat, Listen to Me, Noo Names, Nisha Anil
2010, Short Film, Office Worker, No Pressure - created by Richard Curtis, 10:10, Dougal Wilson
2003, Short Film, Walker, Speechless, MTV Competition Short, James Owen
2019, Stage, Murtle, Fizzlebert Stump, The Boy who ran away from the Circus, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2018, Stage, Arundhati, There are Secrets, Dear Sister, Devised by Nisha Anil & Anna Jones, Anna Jones
2017, Stage, Cue, The Grimmest of Grimm Tales, Avva Laff Productions, Jane Deane
2016, Stage, Puppeteer/Performer, The Gift, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2014, Stage, Mary, World Cup Storytelling, Kazzum, Daryl Beeton
2013, Stage, Connie, Addressed to a Friend, Kazzum, Daryl Beeton
2012, Stage, Connie, Brown Paper Packages, Kazzum, Daryl Beeton
2010, Stage, Myself, An Ode to Mum, TAG Collective & RISC-International Womens Day, Nisha Anil & Danielle Corbishley
2009, Stage, The Storyteller and Puppeteer, Discovering the Ramayana - One-woman Show, The Fetch Theatre - Multi-venues, Andrew Purvin
2008, Stage, Sal and multi-roles, He 4 All, Impact Theatre - West Yorkshire Tour, Rosie Perkins
2006, Stage, Party Guest, Blue Beard (Event), Cochrane Theatre & The London College of Fashion, Emma Bernard
2005, Stage, Maid, Cameo, Zephyr in Zanussi - Multi venues, Helen Plewis
2018, Pantomime, Dandini/Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Kevin Shaw
2017, Pantomime, Princess Jasmine, Aladdin, Q Productions
2013, Pantomime, Princess Jasmine, Aladdin, Pendle Productions, Tim Lince
Site Specific
2020, Site Specific, Merle- Storyteller, Will-O'-the-Wisp Storytelling, The Merl Programmer, Nisha Anil
2019, Site Specific, As Self, The Desire Paths, Third Angel, Alex Kelly
2018, Site Specific, Theatre Producer, ETA - Estate Trail App, Home Slough/Resource Productions/SEGRO, Nisha Anil
2016, Site Specific, Storyteller/Performer, The View from 72, Creative Collective Commission, Anna Jones
2016, Site Specific, Puppeteer, The Gift, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2015, Site Specific, Puppeteer/Performer 'The Moth', The Winter Giant, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2015, Site Specific, Puppeteer/Performer, The Gift, Beautiful Creatures, Danielle Corbishley
2010, Site Specific, Storyteller, TAG Festival Cart - Reading Pride Festival, Reading Pride Limited, TAG Collective
2009, Site Specific, Performer, 1000 Revolutions, Periplum Visual Theatre Company
2004, Site Specific, Performer/Dancer, Creativity Health-Checks, Brighton Fringe Festival, Nisha Anil, Danielle Corbishley
2002, Site Specific, Singer, Box Story, Bobby Baker
2012, Dance, Dancer, The Little Things, 4Motion Dance Theatre Company - 4MAD Company, Elaine Macey, Dean Soden
2004, Dance, Dancer, Inside Out - Love & Sex Art Fair Event, Improvised (Polished)
2004, Dance, Dancer, Dancing With Angels (Event), 291 Gallery, Dominique Rivoal
2003, Dance, Dancer, Nights Wedding
Further Credits
2020, Workshop, Theatre -Maker & Facilitator (Online/In-person), 202020 Slough Arts Heritage Project, independent & Slough Museum, Nisha Anil
2020, Web Series, Lockdown livestream Live-action documentary improvisations, Multi Personal Livestreams - 'Almost Silent, Almost ASMR' on Social Media, Nisha Anil
2020, Workshop, Afterschool Film & TV Club Tutor, Film & TV Club, M N Academy
2020, Radio, Mum, Liv & Chorus, Arthur - BBC new Creatives, Resource Productions & Screen South, Phillipa Carew
2020, Event, Co-Producer, Jukebox Telephone Line, Nisha Anil, Abhi Arumbakkam
2020, Corporate, Flatmate, Heathrow Security Officer - RJP Scripts, TMP, Rob Ayling
2019, Ident, Office Worker, Bye Humbug, BBC Creative, Ernest Desumblia
2019, Workshop, Workshop Facilitator, Theatre Lab for Adults, Independent
2019, Training Film, Geetu, 'Speak Up' - HSBC, The Edge Picture Company
2019, Street Theatre, Puppeteer/Projector Operator, Big Blue, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2019, Workshop, Lead Artist Facilitator, Stories & Theatre for Families, Independent via Home Slough
2018, Video Game, Anjali Khan, Strange Brigade, Rebellion
2018, Street Theatre, Puppeteer, Octopot, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2018, Street Theatre, Puppeteer, Rat Choc Chip, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2018, Workshop, Theatre Facilitator, Get Creative Festival, Creative Junction
2017, Training Film, Tracey, Schlumberger Sales Call, No Stairway Media, Rob Marshall
2018, Improvisation, Woman, I's for SALE, The Curve, Nisha Anil
2017, Event, Storyteller/Personal Appearance, Streets Alive, Home Slough/Creative Junction
2017, Street Theatre, Puppeteer, Octopot, Beautiful Creatures Theatre, Danielle Corbishley
2017, Event, Storyteller/Performer, 'We are all Made of Stars', Creative Junction, Anna Jones
2016, Event, Storyteller/Performer, Spark Festival, Creative Junction, Anna Jones
2016, Event, Storyteller/Personal Appearance, The Curve Grand Opening, The Curve
2016, Workshop, Acting & Presenting Coach, Next Steps for TV & film Acting course, Resource Productions
2015, Music Video, Singer, Beautiful Nose, The Herberts, Silver Street Studios Live
2015, Music Video, Singer, Wilderness, The Herberts
2015, Training Film, Train Customer, GMT, No Stairway Media, Rob Marshall
2014, Event, Personal Appearance & Storyteller, Once Upon a Bus Launch, Once Upon a Bus
2014, Music Video, Singer, Live at Charborough: The Herberts, 'Morticians Masterpiece', Charborough Studios, Robert Kelly, John Stewart
2014, Music Video, Singer, Morticians Masterpiece, The Herberts
2014, Voice Over, Presenter, Beebies Bop, CBeebies Asia
2014, Workshop, Workshop Assistant, Dance Workshop for children, 4 Motion Dance Theatre Company
2013, Music Video, Singer, Love Is On The Run, The Herberts, Tom Neill
2013, Voice Over, Presenter, Marketing Reel, CBeebies Asia Website
2012, Music Video, Girl Fan, Mark Handley & The Bone Idols: Support You Local Rock Star, Red Kite Music Videos, Robert Kelly
2012, Radio, Sana, ISI WIVES, The Fifth Floor., BBC World Service, Aamer Ahmed Khan
2011, Still Photography, Office Worker, EDF Energy, EDF, Kelvin Murray
2011, Workshop, Facilitator, Theatre & Film Lab, East Berkshire Film Group
2009, Workshop, Workshop Leader, Discovering the Ramayana Theatre & Puppetry, The Fetch Theatre, Andrew Purvin
2009, Corporate, Presenter, Same Smile - Non-broadcast Pilot, CBeebies, Rachel Bazeley
2007, Rehearsed Reading, Raz, Awk-word (Event), Barons Court Theatre, Stamatina Papamichali
2008, Workshop, Workshop Assistant, Impact roleplay workshops, Impact
2006, Feature Film, Padma Patil (Body-Double), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, VPH Limited/Warner Bros, Stephen Woolfenden
2004, Workshop, Children's Arty Parties, Children's Parties, Windsor Arts Centre (aka The Old Court)
2003, Recording, Person at Meeting, Hello I'm Happy and I hope you are too, The Strange Names Collective, Phil Stanier


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Birmingham, Cockney, Devon, Indian*, London*, Middle Eastern, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Hindi
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, Alto*, Ballet, Bhangra Dance, Choreography, Contemporary Dance*, Freestyle Dance, Freestyle Disco, Guitar, Mezzo-Soprano, Salsa Dancing, Singing (general), Swing Dance, Tabla, Tango, Zumba
Performance:Actor-Singer, ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Autocue trained/experienced, Children's Theatre, Live Roleplay, Mask, Master of Ceremonies, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Radio Drama, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Spoken Word, Story Telling, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, TV Presenting, Voice Over, Voice Over + Home Studio
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Climbing, Cycling, Kick Boxing, Running, Sailing, Stage Combat, Tai Chi, Trampoline, Yoga*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Chaperone (licensed), Computer Literate, DBS (CRB) clearance, Devising, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Face Painting, Filmmaker, Improvisation, Mime, Motion Capture, Narration, Painting, Photography, Project Manager (experienced), Puppetry-Bunraku, Puppetry-Hand, Puppetry-Rod, Story Telling, Waiting Staff (experience), Workshop Leader, Workshop Leader (Acting), Workshop Leader (Puppetry), Writer
Vocal Range:E3 to A4


Desmond Jones School of Mime & Physical Theatre (Intensive Foundation Course) - 1996

Dartington College of Arts, BA (Hons) in Theatre - 2001

Classical Acting 2 day Workshop with Custom Practice Theatre - 2011

'Athlete's of the Heart' 1 week intensive - Gecko Theatre Company - 2016

Intra-cultural Masterclass, 1 week, with Kristine Landon-Smith at Tamasha -


David Glass 2 day Theatre Devising Workshop - Jacksons Lane - 2018