Kathryn Rawlings - Nisha Madhan
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    152cm
    HAIR:
    black
    EYES:
    brown
    WEB:
  • Nisha Madhan
    BACKGROUND
    Nisha is a graduate of Unitec's bachelor of Perforing & Screen Arts, majoring in Acting. She is also a passionate and dedicated maker of contemporary theatre. Nisha was core cast for 2 years on Shortland Street, as the well loved nurse Shanti Kumari.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2012 Best Newcomer Theatre Maker for 'Cowboy Mouth & Love It Up' (director) Hackman Theatre Awards
  • 2012 Best of Theatre for 'Cowboy Mouth & Love It Up' (director) NZ Herald
  • 2010 Best of Theatre for 'House of Bernada Alba' (performer/producer) NZ Herald
  • 2014 Best In Outdoor for 'IQ2' (Co-Creator) NZ Fringe Festival
  • 2014 Finalist - Most Original Concept for 'This Is My Real Job' (Director) Dunedin Fringe Festival
  • 2014 Finalist Most Original Concept for 'LIES & What Have You Done To Me Auckland Theatre Awards
  • 2017 - Best in Live Art, Outstanding Performance and Tour Ready Award for 'Power Ballad' - Auckland Fringe Awards
  • 2016 - Finalist Most Original Concept for 'TITLED' - Wellington Theatre Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Most Promising Newcomer for 'Power Ballad' - Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh
  • 2018 - Community Spirit Award - Auckland Theatre Awards

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2014
  • BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD
  • Leela Kumar
  • Beyond The Know World Productions
  • Pan Nalin

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2020
  • WESTSIDE VI
  • Loralee
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2018
  • THE GULF
  • Dr. Patel
  • South Pacific Pictures & ZDF
  • Various
  • 2016
  • FILTHY RICH
  • Kathy
  • Filthy Productions
  • Various
  • 2014
  • AGENT ANNA
  • Joan
  • Great Southern Television
  • Murray Keane
  • 2012
  • THE BLUE ROSE
  • Varsha
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2007-09
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Shanti Kumari - Core Cast
  • South Pacific Pictures NZ
  • Various
  • 2006
  • RUDE AWAKENINGS - 5 Eps
  • Roberta
  • MF Films
  • various
  • 2004
  • POWER RANGERS RPM
  • young Girl
  • Village Roadshow

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • BABY?
  • Samishka
  • M&M Productions
  • Mark Prebble
  • 2009
  • THE EXCHANGE
  • Co-Lead
  • Rina Patel
  • 2003
  • FILCH
  • Alana
  • UNITEC
  • Daniel Apiata
  • 2003
  • WOLF
  • Woman
  • UNITEC
  • Tony Wickert
  • 2003
  • NEW SHOES
  • Tania
  • UNITEC
  • Joanna Craig

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2016
  • THE ELEPHANT THIEF
  • Various
  • Indian Ink
  • Justin Lewis
  • 2014
  • WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?
  • Creator/Performer
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan/Stephen Bain
  • 2013-15
  • KISS THE FISH
  • Daisy/Lakshmi
  • Indian Ink
  • Justin Lewis
  • 2012
  • SHOW PONY
  • Nisha
  • New Performance Festival
  • Nisha Madhan & Alexa Wilson
  • 2012
  • GA GA - THE UNMENTIONABLE
  • Young Woman
  • We Should Practice
  • Louise Tu'u
  • 2011
  • THE WAILING CHAMBER
  • Performer
  • The Mourners
  • Jeff Henderson
  • 2011
  • I WON'T BE HAPPY UNLESS I LOSE ONE OF MY LIMBS
  • Co-Lead
  • The Basement
  • Andrew Foster/Jeremy Randerson
  • 2011
  • WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?
  • Creator/Performer
  • The Basement
  • collaboration with Stephen Bain
  • 2011
  • STRANGER THINGS
  • Collaborator/Performer
  • The Basement
  • Chishom&Chisholm PRoductions
  • 2011
  • NGA NGA THE UNMENTIONABLE
  • Performer
  • We Should Practice
  • Louise Tu'u
  • 2010
  • BECKETT SAYS
  • Co-creator
  • Future Hotel
  • collaboration with Stephen Bain
  • 2010
  • BURLESQUE AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Performer
  • Nationl Tour
  • Eve Gordon
  • 2010
  • THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
  • Adela
  • Phundmi Productions
  • Margaret Mary Hollins
  • 2009
  • THE SEXY RECESSION CABARET
  • Core Cast
  • TAPAC
  • Eve Gordon
  • 2009
  • BURLESQUE AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Performer
  • The Basement AKLD Fringe
  • Eve Gordon
  • 2008
  • THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES
  • Blitzen
  • The Basement
  • Cameron Rhodes
  • 2008
  • FRAGILE LAND
  • Actor
  • Pasifika Playwrights International Series
  • 2007
  • URBIS 24 HOUR THEATRE
  • Actor
  • The Herald Theatre
  • Cameron Rhodes
  • 2006
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
  • Verges/Friar Francis
  • The Dogs Bollix
  • Peripatea Players
  • 2006
  • IS
  • Actor/Musical Director
  • Herald Theatre
  • Patrick Graham
  • 2006
  • SHAKESPEARE UNBAR'D
  • Rosalind/Maria/Hermia
  • Phundmi Productions
  • Nisha Madhan/Liesha Ward Knox
  • 2006
  • CYMBERLINE
  • various
  • The Dogs Bollix
  • Stuart Devinie
  • 2006
  • PINOCCHIO
  • various
  • Stuart Devinie
  • 2005
  • KING LEAR - ROADCREW
  • Cordelia/various
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Margaret-Mary Hollins
  • 2005
  • BOOKS IN HOMES TOUR
  • various
  • Alan Duff Charitable Trust
  • Jeff Pinfield
  • 2004
  • UNIDINE
  • Reda
  • TAPAC
  • Paul Rothwell
  • 2003
  • BY THUNDER
  • Racheal
  • UNITEC
  • Jennifer Ward Lealand
  • 2003
  • HAMLET
  • Attendant/Ophelia Understudy
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Michael Hurst
  • 2003
  • THE FELINITY OF WENDEL
  • Wendel
  • UNITEC
  • Rita Stone
  • 2003
  • PAINTED LIPS
  • Bored Waitress
  • UNITEC
  • Caroline Bell-Booth
  • 2002
  • BIG RIVER
  • Alice/Slave
  • UNITEC
  • Jennifer Ward Lealand
  • 2002
  • BLOOD WEDDING
  • Wife
  • UNITEC
  • Michelle Hine
  • 2002
  • JULIUS CAESAR
  • Casca/Cirero
  • UNITEC
  • Murray Hutchinson

  • DIRECTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • POWER BALLAD
  • Director / Creator
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan
  • 2016
  • 7500 DAYS
  • Director
  • Young and Hungry Auckland
  • Nisha Madhan
  • 2014
  • LIES
  • Director/Producer
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan
  • 2014
  • THIS IS MY REAL JOB
  • Director
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan
  • 2013
  • LIES
  • Director/Producer
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan

  • OTHER
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2016
  • TITLED
  • Creator/Performer
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan/Stephen Bain
  • 2016
  • OLLIE IS A MARTIAN
  • Producer
  • Theatre Beating
  • Barnie Duncan
  • 2016
  • SOMEWHERE SERIES
  • Producer
  • The Town Centre
  • Nisha Madhan
  • 2014
  • FESTIVAL OF UNCERTAINTY
  • Co-Producer
  • Feasting House
  • 2013
  • IQ2
  • Co-Creator
  • Splore Music Festival, Hamilton Arts Festival, Nelson Arts Festival, NZ Fringe Festival
  • Future Hotel
  • 2012
  • SOUNDIG
  • Co-Creator
  • Awesome Festival - Perth
  • Furture Hotel
  • 2012
  • INTIMATE QUESTIONS
  • Co-Creator
  • Awesome Festival - Perth
  • Future Hotel
  • 2011
  • VENUS IS...
  • Producer
  • The Dust Palace
  • Eve Gordon
  • 2011
  • BATHING WITH ELEPHANTS
  • Assistant Producer
  • Vitamin S
  • Andrew McMillan
  • 2011
  • SHOW PONY
  • Creator/Performer
  • New Performance Festival
  • Nisha Madhan & Alexa Wilson
  • 2010
  • THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
  • Producer
  • Phundmi Productions
  • Margaret Mary Hollins
  • 2006
  • SHAKESPEARE UNBAR'D
  • Producer
  • Phundmi Productions
  • Nisha Madhan/Liesha Ward Knox


  • TRAINING
  • 2006 INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASS - Shakespeare - Globe Theatre, London - Tim Carroll
  • 2009 LE JEU With Phillipe Gaulier, Paris

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • FULL DRIVER'S LISCENCE, DRIVE SCOOTER. PIANO, GUITAR, SING (ALTO). ACCENTS: RP, GENERAL US, INDIAN, FRENCH.