Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

actor, producer, additional crew

Ben Kingsley was born on Dec 31, 1943 in UK. Ben Kingsley's big-screen debut came with Orlando - Season 2 directed by Adrian Cooper in 1966, strarring Peter Batterby. Ben Kingsley is known for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Simu Liu stars as Shaun and Tony Leung Chiu-wai as Xu Wenwu. Ben Kingsley has got 49 awards and 72 nominations so far. The most recent award Ben Kingsley achieved is Zurich Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Ben Kingsley plays is Daliland which will be released on Jun 09, 2023.

Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and television. His birth name was Krishna Bhanji, but he changed his name to "Ben Kingsley" soon after gaining fame as a stage actor, fearing that a foreign name could hamper his acting career.Kingsley first earned international fame for his performance in the drama movie Gandhi (1982). His performance as Mohandas K. Gandhi earned him international fame. He won many awards - including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He also won Golden Globe, BAFTA and London Film Critics' Circle Awards. After acting in Gandhi (1982), Ben was recognized as one of the finest British actors.After his international fame for appearing in Gandhi (1982), Kingsley appeared in many other famous movies. His success as an actor continued. His performance as Itzhak Stern in the drama movie Schindler's List (1993) earned him a BAFTA nomination for best supporting actor. Schindler's List (1993) won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. During the late 1990s, Kingsley acted in many successful movies. He played Sweeney Todd in the television movie The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997), for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors' Guild Award. His other notable role was as Otto Frank in the television movie Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), for which he won the Screen Actors' Guild Award.In 2002, Kingsley was appointed Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's New Years Honours for his services to drama. In 2013, he received the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment. That same year, he also received the Fellowship Award at the Asian Awards in London, England.

  • Birthday

    Dec 31, 1943
  • Place of Birth

    Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Also known

    Μπεν Κίνγκσλεϊ, 벤 킹즐리, เบน คิงสลีย์, 本·金斯利, Бен Кингсли, Krishna Bhanji, Σερ Μπεν Κίνγκσλεϊ, बेन किंग्सले, Sir Ben Kingsley, Krishna Pandit Bhanji, بن كينغسلي, ベン・キングズレー

Known For


49 wins & 72 nominations

Zurich Film Festival
Winner - Golden Icon Award
CinEuphoria Awards
Career - Honorary Award
Winner - CinEuphoria
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