Mishra studied at the Excellence College in Bhopal, India and in 2003 decided he wanted to pursue theatre.
He started off his career doing plays on the stage and three years later in 2006 he moved to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India.
During his time at the Institute, he worked on films including Amit Dutta’s Nainsukh after which Mishra moved to Mumbai to focus on films.
In an interview with Magazine Plus from 2019, Mishra said due to his short stature, audiences usually associated him with comedic roles – much like Mirzapur.
However, he credits his role in Kesari as helping to “break” this image for him as he gave a more serious performance.
Mishra admitted the role was also one which he found challenging but it appears to have been to his benefit and shown his range as a performer.
Mirzapur seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video now