Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry (born 1 January 1973) is a British actor. Mistry, was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England to an Indian Hindu father and an Irish Roman Catholic mother. He was brought up a Roman Catholic and attended St. James' Catholic High in Cheadle Hulme (1985–88) before his family moved to Cardiff where he attended Radyr Comprehensive School. He trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. Mistry first gained exposure playing Dr Fred Fonseca on BBC TV's EastEnders, and has since worked on film and stage. His work includes starring roles in East is East, The Guru with Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei, Blood Diamond alongside Leonardo Di Caprio, Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, and Partition alongside Kristin Kreuk. He can be seen in the Warner Bros movie 2012 from director Roland Emmerich alongside John Cusack, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet and Thandie Newton, and the BAFTA-nominated movie Exam. In 2010 he appeared in Gurinder Chadha's new film It's a Wonderful Afterlife which premiered at the 2010 Sundance film festival; Basement, a horror movie with Danny Dyer; and West is West, the sequel to East is East.


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