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Nita Mistry (actress)

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Nita Mistry
Born19 June
Leicester, England
🏳️ NationalityEnglish
Other names
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
💼 Occupation
Actress
💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  2002 – present

Nita Mistry (born 19 June) is an English actress best known for What A Girl Wants, Romeo vs Juliet, Crossing Over, and One Crazy Thing.

Early life[edit]

Mistry was born and raised in Leicester, England, where she studied GCSE Drama at Crown Hills Community College. In 2008, she trained professionally at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Career[edit]

In 2004, Mistry made her film debut in the first series of BBC One's New Tricks opposite Amanda Redman and James Bolam.[1][2] Shortly afterwards, she made a guest appearance on the television series Casualty. She has also appeared in the popular television series The Bill, the feature film What A Girl Wants featuring Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth,[3] and the 2004 film The King of Bollywood featuring Sophie Dahl.[4][5]

In 2014, she appeared in a campaign against domestic and sexual violence called How Many Times for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.[6]

In 2015, Mistry was cast in the supporting role of Anu in the film Romeo vs Juliet, directed by Ashok Pati, which was subsequently ranked in the top three highest-grossing films in the box office of that year. It was filmed in London and Bangladesh. Following the success of Romeo vs Juliet, Mistry appeared in the 2016 film One Crazy Thing. She played the lead role in the film Genesis[7] which was produced by the Ghetto Film School in New York.

Prior to this, Mistry has also voiced the character of a young teenager in multiple radio plays for the popular British radio station BBC Radio 4, including Small Island and The Girl Who Touched the Stars. In addition, she has appeared on stage at Hampstead Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Windsor, Finborough Theatre, and Theatre 503 in London.

Mistry has served on the judge's panel for the well-known Monologue Slam event, run by TriForce Creative Network, in both London and Leicester.[8] She has also been interviewed by Deadline Hollywood, Flickering Myth, and the industry's famous Stage newspaper in London,[9] and has run workshops for up and coming actors via Equity the union.[10]

In 2018, Mistry was accepted as an actor to the BAFTA Newcomers Program for 2018-19.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 What A Girl Wants Girl in Hostel
2004 The King of Bollywood Tipsy Girl
2015 Romeo vs Juliet Anu
2016 One Crazy Thing Sarah
2017 Genesis Dr. Jenna Short Film
2017 Crossing Over Aria
2018 Robin Officer Wells, Producer
2018 The Shade of Aqua Guppy Love Short Film
2018 The Only Flight Hera Short Film
2018 Mental Khala TV movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Bill Girlfriend Episode: "007"
2004 New Tricks Sangita Episode: "Painting on Loan"
2006 Casualty Shamia Terry Episode: "Lost and Found"
2018 Robin Officer Wells, Producer Episode: "Pilot"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Davis, Scott J. (19 February 2016). "Exclusive interview with British actress Nita Mistry". Flickering Myth Magazine. Flickering Myth Magazine. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. "Nita Mistry". DigiGuide. DigiGuide. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. "Nita Mistry". Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. Peplow, Gemma (30 April 2016). "The Big Interview: Nita Goes To Hollywood". Leicester Mercury (newspaper).
  5. Challoner-Sterland, Jessica (6 September 2016). "Highfields to Hollywood Dreams". Pukaar Magazine. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  6. "'How Many Times?' New campaign supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence". FreeVA. FreeVA. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  7. Peplow, Gemma (3 May 2016). "Nita goes to Hollywood: The Leicester actress heading to LA in search of stardom". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  8. Crowe, Minnie (18 May 2016). "Nita Mistry". Monologue Slam. Monologue Slam. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  9. Byrne, John (26 April 2016). "How to… self-tape". The Stage. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  10. "Nita Mistry Screen Casting Workshop". AllEvents. AllEvents. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  11. Wiseman, Andreas (2018-07-24). "Coming To America: BAFTA LA Expands Newcomers Program To International Talent & Biz". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-27.


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