A multi-award wining actress, Nihaarika Negi is a being in the near-pursuit of sensory-perceptual images.
She has trained under the renowned theatre practitioner Phillip Zarrilli at the University of Exeter, in the psychophysical acting methodology whilst completing her MA in Physical Performance and Actor-Training (2011). A diverse and intuitive performer she has worked in various mediums from theatrical works, site-specific/devised pieces, live art/performance to films. Nihaarika has gained valuable experience by working with distinguished theatre-makers like Howard Barker & The Wrestling School in ‘Blok/Echo’ (2011); with the critically-acclaimed Artist/Director Mark Storor on ARTSADMIN’s ‘Skin Of My Teeth’ (2012); with the LOTOS Collective, during a residency at the BARBICAN (2012); and with the award-winning Artist Rosanna Cade in ‘Walking:Holding’ at Paccitti Company’s SPILL Festival(2012). She is a part-of the ‘Spoken Word Ensemble,’ led by Jerwood Award Winning theatre director Yael Shavit and Spoken Word Artist Polarbear at the ROUNDHOUSE and is performing with Needless Alley in ‘Cabaret Voltaire’ at the famous KING’S HEAD theatre. She has recently completed playing the lead in her first feature – Big Boy Productions & NMK Media’s ‘The Anglistanis.’
She is an Indian actress living in London. Back home, she was twice honoured with the Best Supporting Actor Award for her role as Nell in Beckett’s Endgame, at Thespo 8 – India’s leading youth theatre festival. And won the title of Channel [V] Campus Star, in a national-level talent competition on FOX ‘s music network.
Nihaarika is also an independent film-maker and writer.