Nivedita Kulkarni is a writer, actress, and comedian based in NYC.
Nivedita was chosen in 2015 as one of 15 honorees for HBO's East of Main Street, profiling Hollywood's rising Asian American talent. Her self-produced stage production, How I Died, was reviewed on the front page of The Huffington Post in March 2014.
Nivedita has written, produced, and acted in shows at: The Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's on Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club, The PIT, The Magnet, The Dramatists' Guild, The Producer's Club, Gotham Comedy Club, The Strawberry One-Act Festival, and many off- and off-off-Broadway venues throughout the city. She can be seen in TV & commercial work nationwide.
Nivedita has worked in development at Segal NYC, the production company that co-produced Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Gigi on Broadway, Small Mouth Sounds (NY Times Critics' Pick), and Black Dynamite (Sundance Film Festival).
She has been featured in press in: Entertainment Weekly, Refinery 29, The Huffington Post, Vice, NBC News, The Daily Dot, Brokelyn, India.Com, Brown Girl Magazine, Urban Asian, and more.
She founded and runs the company Nuva Comedy, a group dedicated to empowering women in the entertainment industry through shared information platforms. In 2017, she will be launching an Asian American script lab, focused on developing scripts with Asian American leads.
Nuva is a company that creates business-minded tools and solutions to fix problems facing women in the entertainment industry. We currently run an information sharing platform to help women in the industry gain access to resources, connections, and advice. Join our group of thousands of women in entertainment who want to help other women succeed – ask for anything. Sign up at: www.nuva.io
You can view all of Nivedita’s writing and acting work at: www.facebook.com/Niveditas.Page
Nivedita is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and is originally from Chicago.