He plays a widower with two children and made an entry in the Manchester-based ITV drama recently. “Kal and his son and daughter live with his mum and dad, so we’re going to bring them on to the Street.
The 40-year-old actor is a popular face on British TV and appeared in the country’s other long-running soap, BBC’s “EastEnders”, between 1998 and 2000. “EastEnders” introduced a Muslim family in 2007. Born in the English county of Yorkshire to an Indian father and Irish mother, Mistry appeared in the 2010 series of “Strictly Come Dancing” and recently tied the knot with his professional dance partner from the show, Flavia Cacace. “Coronation Street”, which became the world’s longest-running soap opera in 2010, is one of Britain’s most-watched programmes with some 10 million viewers tuning in thrice a week.