Nisha Joseph is a Melbourne-based actor and theatre maker. Born and raised in Singapore, she is fluent in both English and Malay. She is also a talented singer and a 2016 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts.
In 2018, Nisha performed and toured Australia with the comedic musical Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit (dir. Jean Tong for The Malthouse, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Theatre Republic, Brisbane Festival), for which Cameron Woodhead noted that she is a “natural comedienne”. She was also nominated for Best Actress in the 48 Hour Film Festival for her lead role in Big and Tall and Hairy (dir. Becki Bouchier), which also won Best Film.
Her last short film, St. Bernie (dir. Elise Tyson), also competed as part of Australia’s Top 100 Shorts in the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival.
Nisha is a talented voice over artist and has recorded audiobooks for Audible including Beautiful, Messy Love and Leila’s Secret. She also performed in The Childrens’ Hour (dir. Sarah Vickery) and The Bachelor S17E05 (dir. Katrina Cornwell + Morgan Rose Aldrich)
Her VCA credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (dir. Gary Abrahams), Howard Barker’s No End Of Blame (dir. Bridget Balodis) and The Cherry Orchard’ (dir. Melanie Beddie) during her training. She created her own show Small Brown Supporting Role for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival after appearing in Steppe (Goodnight Sofie!) in the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival.