Between December 2013 and May 2015, Jimi Mistry (born 1st January 1973 in Scarborough, Yorkshire) portrayed Kal Nazir in Coronation Street.
After moving to Cardiff with his family, he attended Radyr Comprehensive School, a Catholic high school, where he was raised by his Indian Hindu father and his Irish Roman Catholic mother. The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama was his next stop for formal education.
Dr. Fred Fonseca in EastEnders may be his best-known character, but he has also been in Silent Witness, The Bill, and City Central as well as on the big screen in films like East is East, Blood Diamond, RocknRolla, and West is West. And the Beat Goes On was the title of a music documentary he wrote and co-produced in 2009.
Who Is Jimi Mistry?
Known for roles in East Is East (1999), The Guru (2002), Ella Enchanted (2003), and the films The Truth About Love (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), Partition (2006), RocknRolla (2007), Exam (2009), It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (2010), and West is West (2010), Jimi Mistry (born January 1, 1973) is an English actor and chef (2010).
Dr. Fred Fonseca in BBC1 soap opera EastEnders; Latif in Strike Back; Kal Nazir in Coronation Street; and Tom Bedford in Kay Mellor’s drama The Syndicate are some of his best-known performances. As Dr. Fred Fonseca on the BBC’s EastEnders, Career Mistry became a household name. Since then, he has been in films and on the stage.
East Is East, The Guru with Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei, Blood Diamond, Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, and Partition with Kristin Kreuk are just a few of his notable roles. As Satnam Tsurutani in 2012, he was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance in the Exam. At the Sundance Thriller Festival, Mistry participated in Gurinder Chadha and Danny Dyer’s horror film Basement, as well as West, is West,
the sequel to East is East. Also, Mistry has worked on a music documentary on Ibiza called And The Beat Goes On, in which he examines the island’s history, the origins of House Music, and the role of the DJ. Filmmakers have included Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling as well as Paul Oakenfold and Nicky Holloway in their cast of DJs. Mistry is a well-known DJ in the UK and around Europe.
On top of all of that, he operates and DJs London’s hippest “mystery” party scene, Tabula Rasa, and has a record label and studio. Nearly Famous and the second season of The Syndicate have both featured Mistry. Khalid Nazir, a fitness coach, and a former soldier was Mistry’s first role on Coronation Street, which aired in the UK in November 2013.
Jimi’s Most Well-Known Job.
In addition to his roles in Hamlet, Silent Witness, The Bill, City Central, and Anxiety, he has also been on City Central and The Bill. The role of Dr. Fred Fonseca, the Walford’s new general practitioner, was his in EastEnders in 1998. In the program, his most memorable storyline was when he came out as gay and was treated with prejudice by other characters. Jimi left EastEnders in 2000 after two years because BBC management disclosed that the show was struggling to keep hold of him after his box office triumph in the low-budget film East is East.
Since leaving Walford, Mistry has been involved in a slew of theater productions and television debuts. Jimi’s most well-known job was that of Kal Nazir in Coronation Street, which he portrayed for two years before retiring from acting. As a co-producer, he wrote the documentary And the Beat Goes On in 2009, on which he also served as the music supervisor and co-executive producer. Many reality and game shows have also featured him, including Strictly Come Dancing, where he finished in 10th place in 2010.