Featured in "Ella Enchanted" which starred Anne Hathaway
Starred in "Touch of Mink" as a gay Canadian, who has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit
Had title role in the comedy "The Guru"
Portrayed an acolyte of the titular "The Mystic Masseur"
Played a con artist who falls for a grave tender in "Born Romantic"
Starred in "East Is East"
Appeared regularly on the popular British serial "EastEnders"
"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