Punjabi Legends - Nirmal Rishi

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Punjabi Legends - Nirmal Rishi

Nirmal Rishi was born in 1943 in Mansa city. Theatre has been a passion with Ms Nirmal Rishi right from school days. She chose to be a games instructor for she excelled in various games both at school and college level. For her M.Phil degree, she had joined Government College for Physical Education, Patiala, and performed a piece of mono acting, which was highly lauded. Nirmal Rishi started acting in plays from 1966. The first play was ‘Aduhre Sapne’. A play by Albert Camus, ‘And in the Dry Mountains’, was translated by Rishi and Tiwanas into Punjabi. Om Puri, the famous international actor, also a product of NSD.

She made her first debut in 1982 with Uchha Darr Babe Nanak Da.
After the riots of 1984 they shifted the base to Patiala, but the Punjabi theatre had lost its glow. But she continued acting in plays when the manch staged these in London, Canada and America during the early nineties. Then they staged a play ‘Long Da Lishkara’ which was extremely popular. Later, it was made into the movie of the same name.

Movies List:

Oh My Pyo ji (2014)
Saadi Love Story (2013)
Akhiyaan Udeekdian (2009)
Sat Sri Akal (2008)
Khel Taqdeeran De (1995)
Ankhila Soorma (1993)
Dive Bale Saari Raat (1991)
Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
Long Da Lishkara (1986)
Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982)

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