Jimi Mistry

Actor

Filmography

Actor (24)

Strike Back 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Festival Of Lights 2012 (Movie)

Vishnu (Actor)

The Arbor 2011 (Movie)

Yousaf (Actor)

West Is West 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Basement 2010 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

It's a Wonderful Afterlife 2010 (Movie)

Dev (Actor)

2012 2009 (Movie)

Satnam Tsurutani (Actor)

Exam 2008 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Partition 2008 (Movie)

Gian Singh (Actor)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Councillor (Actor)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

Nabil (Actor)

Dead Fish 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

MI-5 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Truth About Love 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Things to Do Before You're 30 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Touch of Pink 2004 (Movie)

Alim (Actor)

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

Ramu Gupta (Actor)

My Kingdom 2002 (Movie)

Jug (Actor)

The Mystic Masseur 2002 (Movie)

Partap (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

East Is East 2000 (Movie)

Tariq Khan (Actor)

Silent Witness: Fallen Idol 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Meg Leonard

Companion
together since c. 1993

Elin Mistry

Daughter
born on May 13, 2001

EDUCATION

went to college for three years. Dropped out in 1995

Milestones

2004

Featured in "Ella Enchanted" which starred Anne Hathaway

2004

Starred in "Touch of Mink" as a gay Canadian, who has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit

2003

Had title role in the comedy "The Guru"

2001

Portrayed an acolyte of the titular "The Mystic Masseur"

2000

Played a con artist who falls for a grave tender in "Born Romantic"

1999

Starred in "East Is East"

1999

Appeared regularly on the popular British serial "EastEnders"

Bonus Trivia

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"My ambition is to, first and foremost, be respected as 'Jimi Mistry the actor.' Problem is when you're kind of breaking through, you're perceived by your appearance rather then your talent. Let's be honest. The first time I ever had a label put on me was when I got in the industry. Twenty-six years of my life I was Jimi Mistry the Michael Jackson wanna-be. When I became an actor, I was 'Jimi the Asian actor,' which basically meant that all the parts I would be reading for wouldn't be the interesting parts, they'd be invariably the small parts. Let's say you're doing a cop series. I would like to go for the main guy, but I'd be going for the guy that sits at a computer and has about three lines. He happens to be of mixed race origins. It seemed to be I had a battle on my hands. I was striving to do quality parts, which is a lot harder. I want people to employ me for me. I don't want my race, color, or creed, to be dominant in a story line just for the fact that it's there."---Mistry

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"I didn't want to be an actor. That was the last thing I wanted to be. I wanted to be Michael Jackson, for many years, not now. I am a bit of a dreamer. I was kind of one of those people who just wanted to do something. But acting was never my idea of what I wanted to do until I was about 17 or 18."---Mistry

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