Professional Bio

Nivedita Kulkarni is a writer, actress, and comedian based in NYC.                  

Nivedita was chosen as one of 15 honorees for HBO's East of Main Street, profiling Hollywood's rising Asian American talent. She is a 2017-2019 Kilroy Award nominator. Her self-produced stage production, How I Died, was reviewed on the front page of The Huffington Post. She is a former national face of Bank of America.

Nivedita has written, produced, and acted in shows at: The Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's on Broadway,The PIT, The Magnet, The Dramatists' Guild, The Producer's Club, The Secret Theatre, The Strawberry One-Act Festival, and many off- and off-off-Broadway venues throughout the city. Nivedita can be seen in commercials nationwide, including: Verizon, Ruby Tuesday, HBO Go, and Franklin Covey, and in the indie feature “It’s Free.” She performs with house teams Horse Club and The Diva at The People’s Improv Theater.

Nivedita is a former blogger for the Huffington Post, and has worked in development at Segal NYC, the production company that co-produced Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway, Small Mouth Sounds (NY Times Critics' Pick), and other stage and digital projects. 

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. 

Nivedita founded and runs the company Nuva Comedy, a group dedicated to empowering women in the entertainment industry through shared information platforms. 

Nivedita is a graduate of Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and is originally from Chicago.