Ben Kingsley

Actor / Character Actor | * 12/31/1943 (77) | Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including an Academy Award (from four nominations), a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Grammy Award. Born to an English mother and a Gujarati father with roots in Jamnagar, Kingsley began his career in theatre, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and spending the next 15 years appearing mainly on stage. His starring roles included productions of As You Like It (his West End debut for the company at the Aldwych Theatre in 1967), Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream (including Peter Brook’s 1970 RSC production of the play), Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In film, Kingsley is best known for his starring role as Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982), for which he subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a L... ()
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Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born 31 December 1943), born Krishna Pandit Bhanji , is a British actor. He has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), and House of Sand and Fog.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Ben Kingsley

Academy Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor National Board of Review Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Knight Bachelor Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Padma Shri in Arts Commander of The Order of The British Empire European Film Award for Best Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Ben Kingsley as Actor(132)

as King Herod2021 Mary
as Malcolm2021 Locked Down
as Adereth2019 Spider in the Web
as Ethan Levin2019 The Red Sea Diving Resort
as Cooper2019 Night Hunter
as Narration2019 Medicine Buddha
as The General2018 An Ordinary Man
as Adolf Eichmann2018 Operation Finale
as President Karzai2017 War Machine
as himself2017 Spielberg
as Charlie2017 Security
as Woodruff2016 The Ottoman Lieutenant
as Geran2016 Collide
as Bagheera (voice)2016 The Jungle Book
as The Caller (voice)2016 Of Dogs and Men
as Damian2015 Self/less
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as (voice)2015 Knight of Cups
as Papa Rudy2015 The Walk
as Jack Warner2015 Life
as Robin Smythe2015 Robot Overlords
as Regent Miklos Horthy2014 Walking with the Enemy
as Darwan2014 Learning to Drive
as Silas Lamb2014 Stonehearst Asylum
as Himself - Interviewee2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Trevor Slattery / The Mandarin2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
as Archibald Snatcher (voice)2014 The Boxtrolls
as Albert2014 War Story
as The Man2013 A Common Man
as Mazer Rackham2013 Ender's Game
as Ibn Sina (Avicenna)2013 The Physician
as Trevor Slattery / The Mandarin2013 Iron Man 3
as Lawrence Konrad2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything
as himself2013 Muse of Fire
as himself2013 Iron Man 3 Unmasked
as Tamir2012 The Dictator
as Therapist2012 A Therapy
as Georges Méliès2011 Hugo
as Dr. John Cawley2010 Shutter Island
as Al-Jazari / Librarian2010 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets
as Perci Trachtenberg2010 Teen Patti
as Grinko2008 TransSiberian
as Walken / The Viceroy2008 War, Inc.
as Guru Tugginmypuddha2008 The Love Guru
as David Kepesh2008 Elegy
as Dr. Squires2008 The Wackness
as Ambrosinus2007 The Last Legion
as Frank Falenczyk2007 You Kill Me
as Narrator (voice)2007 The Ten Commandments
as Herman Tarnower2006 Mrs. Harris
as The Rabbi2006 Lucky Number Slevin
as Charles Hatton2005 A Sound of Thunder
as Narrator2005 Peace Is Every Step
as Fagin2005 Oliver Twist
as Kagan2005 BloodRayne
as The Hood2004 Thunderbirds
as Benjamin O'Ryan2004 Suspect Zero
as Behrani2003 House of Sand and Fog
as Narrator2003 Unlikely Heroes
as The Great Zamboni2002 Spooky House
as Man in the Yellow Suit2002 Tuck Everlasting
as Specialist (voice)2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
as Himself - Narrator2001 Islam: Empire of Faith
as Hermocrates2001 The Triumph of Love
as Don Logan2000 Sexy Beast
as Ambassador Mourain2000 Rules of Engagement
as Renzo Locatelli1999 Parting Shots
as Harry Fertig1999 The Confession
as Major Caterpillar1999 Alice in Wonderland
as Narator1999 A Force More Powerful
as Porfiry1998 Crime and Punishment
as Sweeney Todd1998 The Tale of Sweeney Todd
as Julian Messenger1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction
as Amos1997 The Assignment
as Rev. Templeton1997 Photographing Fairies
as Feste1996 Twelfth Night
as Xavier Fitch1995 Species
as Potifar1995 Joseph
as Moses1995 Moses
as Narrator1994 Liberation
as Dr. Roberto Miranda1994 Death and the Maiden
as Vice-President Nance1993 Dave
as Bruce Pandolfini1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
as Itzhak Stern1993 Schindler's List
as Cosmo1992 Sneakers
as Freddie (voice)1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
as Meyer Lansky1991 Bugsy
as Cunda1990 The Fifth Monkey
as Martin Boyne1990 The Children
as Lenin1990 Lenin: The Train
as Father Capulet (voice)1990 Romeo.Juliet
as Governatore1990 Cellini: A Violent Life
as Avatar1989 Slipstream
as Dimitri Shostakovich1988 Testimony
as Basil Pascali1988 Pascali's Island
as Dr. John Watson1988 Without a Clue
as Lasker-Jones1987 Maurice
as William Snow1985 Turtle Diary
as Selim1985 Harem
as Silas Marner1985 Silas Marner
as Duval1984 Camille
as Robert1983 Betrayal
as Frank Ford1982 The Merry Wives of Windsor
as Mahatma Gandhi1982 Gandhi
as Thidias1975 Antony and Cleopatra
as Naseem1973 Hard Labour
as Royale1972 Fear Is the Key

TV Shows/Series with Ben Kingsley as Actor(21)

as Pastor Byron “Pa” Brown2019 Perpetual Grace LTD
as General Woundwort (voice)2018 Watership Down
as himself2014 Garfunkel and Oates
as Otto Frank2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story
as himself1999 Rove
as himself1999 The Sopranos
as Sholomon1988 The Secret of the Sahara
as himself1987 Seitenblicke
as himself1981 Wanna bet, that..?
as Robert Cibrario1974 Playhouse
as Ivanov1974 Playhouse
as Pierre1972 The Adventurer
as Peter Batterby1965 Orlando

Full Name: Ben Kingsley
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Friday, 12/31 1943 (December) in Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 77 years + 342 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: The Manchester Grammar School, University of Salford, Pendleton College
Member of: Royal Shakespeare Company
Net worth estimate: 60,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Daniela Lavender, Angela Morant, Alison Sutcliffe
Other names for Ben Kingsley (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Ben Kingsley"
"Krishna Pandit Bhanji"
"بن كينغسلي"
"벤 킹즐리"
"เบน คิงสลีย์"
"Бен Кингсли"
"Krishna Bhanji"
"Σερ Μπεν Κίνγκσλεϊ"
"Μπεν Κίνγκσλεϊ"
"बेन किंग्सले"
Ben Kingsley frequently works together with these people:
Steven Spielberg (9x, Crew)
Richard Trank (8x, Crew)
Martin Scorsese (7x, Actor)
Jon Favreau (6x, Actor)
Terence Winter (6x, Crew)
Tony Palmer (6x, Crew)
Roman Polanski (5x, Actor)
Riki Lindhome (5x, Actress)
Kate Micucci (5x, Actress)
Michael Winner (5x, Crew)
Lon Bender (5x, Crew)
David Chase (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:470, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/27/2021