Nisha Yadav was born in Delhi and currently resides in Mumbai. She has done several roles as an actress in Bollywood and other film industries. She was named Ameesha Yadav at birth, but she later changed it to Nisha Yadav, which seemed more professional for her. Due to her liberal nature, carefree attitude and the willingness to act in bold and daring roles, she has been unfortunate in the sense that she got typecasted into the ‘Item girl’ category, getting roles in saucy dance sequences and similar character roles. It would seem that she doesn’t mind being typecast into such roles as she has done various photo shoots, some of them in nude.
She created a row of controversy after appearing in a documentary titled ‘Casting Ouch’. She responded to the critics and ‘Sanskari people’ very boldly, not trying to cover up what she had done. She reported that she was proud of herself and she was sure of her acts and that she was responsible for her own acts. She tried to convince everyone including her critics that she was not merely an ‘objectified entity’ or that she took such daring roles for money alone, when she took up the cause of water issues in Mumbai and the drainage troubles that the residents of Mumbai face.
She took up this venture by being featured in a shoot acknowledging the issue. The act of raising an issue such as drainage troubles by using a radical means such as appearing nude received mixed responses from the people. While she was criticized again for taking such’ anti-cultural’ measures, she was praised for her bravery and courage. It was this controversial means of social service that gave Nisha her popularity in the Bollywood industry and following this venture, she was given various new chances and opportunities for new movies in more prominent roles.