Amit Mistry was an Indian actor, writer, and director. He is well known for playing the role of Devendra Rathod in the 2020 Amazon Prime Original web-series, ‘Bandish Bandits.’ He died of a heart attack on 23 April 2021.
Amit was born in 1974 (age 47 years; at the time of death) The Indian Express in Mumbai. He did his graduation from Narsee Monjee College, Vile Parle in Mumbai, and later, he attended Govt Law College in Mumbai. Facebook
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Wife
He got married in 2015, and there is not much information about his personal life.
Amit started his career as an actor in Hindi and Gujarati films. He also worked in many theatre plays.
In 2000, he debuted in the Hindi film ‘Kya Kehna’ in which he played the role of Preity Zinta’s brother.
He played supporting roles in various Bollywood films, like ‘Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’ (2007), ‘Shor in the City’ (2010), ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ (2011), ‘Bey Yaar’ (2014), and ‘A Gentleman’ (2017). He has worked as a dialogue writer for the Hindi film, ‘What’s Your Raashee?’ (2009). He has also directed a short film, ‘Two Cubes Pls’ (2013). He has also acted in various Hindi TV serials, like ‘Who’ (1998), ‘Dafa 420’ (2015), ‘Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie’ (2018), and ‘Tenali Rama’ (2020).
In 2020, he appeared in the Amazon Prime Original web-series ‘Bandish Bandits.’
On 23 April 2021, he died of a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai. While reacting over his sudden demise, his manager Maharshi Desai said,
I am in complete shock myself. He was all well and was at his home only. He didn’t even complain of any health issue. Post breakfast he felt an ache in his heart and it was a heart attack and his family couldn’t even take him to the hospital. It is a big loss for the entertainment industry to lose an actor like him and I will miss working with him.”
- He followed the teachings of Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual organisation.
- During his leisure time, he loved playing the guitar and listening to music.
- In an interview, when he was asked what was his reaction to being a part of Sony SAB’s show Tenali Rama (2020), he said,
I have never been a part of a historical show and I always fascinated about playing a role like Birbal. Although working in television is a little hectic, it is indeed fun to work in a show like Tenali Rama. I am also personally fond of the team of Contiloe Pictures. When I was approached for the role of Birbal, I was very happy and I immediately said yes for the role. I was sent a rehearsal speech and when I read that, I enjoyed it and I thought Birbal’s character will come easily to me.
- In 2019, he underwent a PRP treatment by Dr Umang Kothari at the hair and shape clinic.