Vahishta is a graduate of the Theatre School at DePaul University with an MFA in Acting. She has studied theater at UC Berkeley and American Conservatory Theater. Before moving to Chicago, Vahishta worked as an actress in the SF Bay Area and also holds a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.
In addition to being fluent in Farsi and burgeoning knitter, Vahishta is a member of the SAFD as an Advanced Actor Combatant with certifications in hand to hand combat, rapier & dagger, quarterstaff, short sword, broadsword, and knife.
Coming up Vahishta will be performing in BARS and MEASURES, a National New Play Network rolling world-premiere by Idris Goodwin, directed by Tara Branham at Prop Thtr, opening June 2016.