16 years old.

Nishanthi and her younger brother Bala came to the Russ Foundation only 6 months ago. Experiencing trials within battling an ongoing illness, she has developed self confidence and exudes a vibrant glow. Perhaps because of this, she makes conscious choices to be active and focused on health and sports. Nishanthi finds the role of a camera useful. She captures the core of her subjects, whether she's photographing people or other scenes around her home. She puts great thought into what she shoots.