A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Nihal has a background Social Anthropology where his research has led him to the exploration of Dalit Christian identities in Maharashtra. Working with maraa since 2017 he has been involved in initiatives looking at notions of identity, labour, cultural resistance, and gender and sexuality through performance, curation, and research. His most recent work has been exploring the use of stand-up comedy as platform for silenced voices to project their own critiques on issues of gender, development, class and labour through a retelling of their own narratives.

When not at maraa, he is usually experimenting in the kitchen