Nishi (actress)

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Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Known for Kya Yeh Bombay Hai, Lootera, Badshah, Pind di kudi
Spouse(s) Rajkumar Kohli
Children Armaan Kohli, Gogi Kohli

Nishi Kohli (known professionally as Nishi) is an Indian actress who has worked in Punjabi and Hindi films.[1] She frequently acted with Dara Singh.[2]


Although Nishi[3] was a Punjabi film star, she also worked in Hindi films where she was often cast in secondary roles. She worked in A-list films in Punjab that earned national film awards. Her most prominent Punjabi films are Main Jatti Punjab Di, alongside co-star, Prem Nath and Satluj De Kandhe, alongside co-star Balraj Sahni.

Nishi was an actress during the black-and-white era of Punjabi cinema, but later received opportunities to act in color films of Bollywood, where she acted with stars including Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni, Bharat Bhushan, Helen, Ashok Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Madhubala, Mala Sinha, and Rajendra Kumar. While she was cast as a leading actress in Punjabi films, she took supporting roles in Bollywood films with heroines such as Mala Sinha, Madhubala and Vyajayanthimala. Her notable Bollywood films include Main Nashe Mein Hoon, Ganwaar, Phagun”, Boyfriend, Naya Kanoon and Railway Platform. Later she married producer Raj Kumar Kohli, who made “snake-woman” thrillers such as Nagin and Jaani Dushman.

She acted in 68 films in Hindi.

Personal life[edit]

Nishi Kohli has a son, Armaan Kohli and a daughter, Gogi Kohli. Her son is also an actor. He acted in his father’s films Badle Ki Aag and Raaj Tilak as a child actor. Nishi Kohli launched her son in her husband’s production film too, but the actor then went on to appear in TV shows such as Big Boss.


Punjabi films[edit]

Hindi films[edit]


  1. ^ "Nishi (actress)". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 Scenes of Dara Singh". The Times of India. 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hindi Movie Actress Nishi Kohli | Nettv4u". nettv4u. Retrieved 2018-05-10. 

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