Nisha Kataria

Name: Nisha Kataria

Title: Singer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur/Dog Boutique Owner

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Age: 32

Married/Single: recently married! Just passed the one-year threshold.

Kids: just my dogs at the moment!

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…

waking up and making some fresh chai, followed by a workout and then off to serve the best creatures on earth: dogs, at my dog boutique I recently opened up in Uptown, Phoenix, Doggie in the Mirror!

I was born…

to sing! I sing all around the valley at various charity events, political events, and much more! More recently, I’ve decided to lend my voice to those who can only bark…at Doggie in the Mirror. Being a musician, I understand music is the universal language, and it brings people and animals together and makes us happy! I recently released a new music video, my version of Man in the Mirror, and it features local rescue dogs from the Arizona Animal Welfare League! Check it out…

https://youtu.be/WMP_STYv_-Q               

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the variety of environments! We love nothing better than trail running through a canyon in winter with our dogs one day and snowboarding up north the next.

I’m listening to…

inspiring podcasts, especially about individuals with entrepreneurial and creative talent, who have trailblazed their own paths above criticism and discouragement. When I reflect on their success, it drives me to achieve ALL my goals!

My family…

completes me. A brilliant brother, who is in medical school. A supportive sister, who while in law school, still finds time to make sure I never stop chasing my dreams. My parents have dedicated their lives to seeing their kids succeed. More recently, I married my ‘dream man,’ who as a physician saves lives on a daily basis and is someone I can truly call my hero!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

with my mentor, Michael Jackson, who inspired me to pursue my dreams in music. As a great humanitarian, with whom I shared a love of animals, his memory has encouraged me to look at myself and create Doggie in the Mirror, to make the world a better place, one doggie at a time.

One thing I cannot live without…

baked goods! Nowadays, I bake my doggies some home made treats, because I know we share a hankering for cookies! At Doggie in the Mirror, our signature is a DITM Logo Cookie that I give out to my fluffstomers, so I can share my guilty pleasure. But don’t worry! It looks and tastes decadent, but it’s made from healthy human grade ingredients.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a singer. I was born knowing my destiny. I have always loved singing for an audience. Who knew that audience would expand to four-legged creatures one day?

I’m inspired by…

generosity. The best measure of success is how a person gives back to those in need.

The one person who motivates me is…

my sister. She always pushes me to do my best and is very supportive. She is my biggest supporter and dedicates her time to making sure my dreams are realized. Big sisters rock!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

the way we treat animals. Shout out to Burberry and Chanel for finally banning fur!

The perfect day would be…

being struck with creative vigor to write and produce a new song!

My first job was…

working at Victoria’s Secret. I once sold lingerie to Rihanna. I took it off the mannequin for her!

My favorite escape…

is travelling the world with my amazingly adventurous husband! He always makes sure that we explore every corner and we unravel every mystery. Although I do admit that it sometimes leaves me in need of a vacation after the vacation J

My life…

is exciting and unpredictable. I hope to find ways to continue creating a legacy and leaving a positive and impactful mark on my community.

I’m currently working on…

musical endeavors, and making DITM an unparalleled one-stop shop in Phoenix! This weekend, I am singing at Mesa Performing Arts Center, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Association.

Always…

carry snacks with you and believe in yourself.

Never…

let fear hold you back from meeting your full potential.

Favorite Quote…

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.”

Biggest Dream…

to continue this path I’m on of intertwining my two passions of music and dogs; to become a music mogul and entrepreneur. To end dog homelessness and help end the suffering of these animals, whom I believe are the best creatures that roam our planet!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

talking during a movie or a song…because I will press pause.

 



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