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 opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla and Partition with Kristin Kreuk. He can be seen in the Warner Bros. film 2012 from director Roland Emmerich opposite John Cusack, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet and Thandie Newton, and the BAFTA-nominated movie Exam.
In 2010, Mistry appeared in Gurinder Chadha’s new film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife which premiered at the 2010 Sundance film festival; Basement, a horror film with Danny Dyer; and West is West, the sequel to East is East. Mistry has also produced, written and starred in a music documentary about Ibiza entitled And The Beat Goes On, exploring the history of the island, the birth of House Music and the art of the DJ. DJs involved in the film include Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway, David Guetta, Brandon Block, Alfredo, Pete Tong and Danny Tenaglia. Mistry, himself, regularly DJs in clubs across UK and Europe.
Mistry has also appeared in television series such as Nearly Famous and the second series of The Syndicate.
In late 2013, Mistry married former Strictly Come Dancing star Flavia Cacace. The couples’ wedding was a magnificent event at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel that drew a large crowd with many celebrities.
Mistry joined the soap Coronation Street in November 2013 as Khalid Nazir, a fitness coach and former soldier. After 18 months on the beloved Cori Street he has decided to part ways to focus more on his acting career as well as his DJ career. The exit of his character, expected this summer, will come with an unbelievable story-line.