Nishi is a well known Punjabi actress who did not have a big career in Hindi films, but she was a big name in Punjabi cinema. While she was cast in secondary roles in Hindi cinema, she acted in A-class movies in Punjabi films that earned national film awards in the film festival. Her prominent roles in Punjabi cinema include in films like "Jatti Main Punjab di" opposite Premnath and ‘’Satluj De Kandhe’’ opposite
Balraj Sahni. Nishi was an actress of black and white era in Punjabi cinema, but later got chances to act in colour films of Bollywood too and had acted with leading stars of Indian cinema like
Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni,
Bharat Bhushan, Helen,
Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala,
Rajendra Kumar and other top leading stars in Bollywood. While she was cast as a leading actress in Punjabi films, in Hindi films she was seen playing a supporting role with heroines like Mala Sinha, Madhubala or even Vyjayanthimala. Her notable films include’ Main Nashe Mein Hoon’, ‘Ganwaar’, ‘Phagun’, ‘Boy Friend’, ‘Naya Kanoon’ and ‘Railway Platform’. However, she managed to make her impression in a few lead roles in B-town too but gained a handful of good roles in Punjabi films only. Later she got married to a producer Raj Kumar Kohli, who made snake woman thriller like Nagin and Jaani Dushman( both in 1979 and 2002).
She has acted in 68 films in Hindi and left a magical spell in Bollywood. Her good looks and screen presence often gave her roles of princess or even rich woman with leading Hindi heroines. She was extremely beautiful and had a photogenic face. Nishi Kohli has a son
Armaan Kohli and a daughter Gogi Kohli. Nishi’s son is also an actor who made debut as a child artiste in his father’s films such as Badle Ki Aag and Raaj Tilak. Nishi Kohli had also launched her son in her husband’s production film too, but the actor then went to appear in TV shows like Big Boss. Her son will make his comeback in SalmanKhan’s costliest film ‘
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.
The actress Nishi Kohli will be remembered for her stunning looks and powerful performances in Hindi and Punjabi cinema