From her days as a chemistry major to making the life decision to focus on music, from her proud Persian heritage fitting alongside her American upbringing, nilu's story weaves a world of its own. Inspired by the human condition and belief that true healing is possible for all individuals, she draws on her classical piano training, culture and desire to empower others to make music that is reflective, relatable and timeless. With themes of connection and compassion coursing through her music and life, it was a natural step when nilu performed for His Holiness The Dalai Lama at his 80th birthday celebration.
TV has embraced nilu’s sultry sound. Her newest single "Hollow Hands" aired on The Resident in February 2019 and her song "Are You With Me," used in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, became the most streamed song to air on a tv show over the next few weeks. More recently her music has aired on Station 19, Pretty Little Liars, iZombie, The Brave, Doubt and MacGuyver.
While growing up in Dubai and California, nilu was surrounded by Persian classical music and poetry in the home, enveloped by the words of Hafez and notes of the santour, tombak, and violin. "Her music takes its listeners through a world of enchantment, hauntingly beautiful melodies and a vocal tone that brings even the loudest audiences to wondrous silence."