Ben Kingsley is a famous British actor. He has won many awards and nominations. He has a vast collection of cars and owns some exotic homes around the world. His primary residence is a 19th Century castle in England.
Born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, he was the son of Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji from Kenya and an English mother, Anna Lyna Mary. He attended Manchester Grammar School and Pendleton College.
He is a British actor
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor who has starred in many of the world’s most popular movies. He is also a well-known humanitarian who works on various causes around the globe. He has won numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and a BAFTA award. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Born Krishna Bhanji, Kingsley began his acting career on stage and made the transition to film in 1972. His first film role was a small part in the movie Fear Is the Key, and he went on to appear in many other films throughout the 1970s. He also acted in television shows, including the soap opera Coronation Street from 1966 to 1967 and as a regular on the British legal drama Crown Court. In the 1980s, he appeared in movies such as Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Turtle Diary, Harem, Pascali’s Island, and Without a Clue (as Dr. Watson to Michael Caine’s Sherlock Holmes).
He is a member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
A renowned actor and philanthropist, Sir Ben Kingsley has made an imprint in the world of acting. He has won many awards in his long and successful career. His acting and philanthropic efforts have touched the lives of many people around the world. He has earned a place in the history of British theatre as one of the most famous actors of all time.
His film career began in l972 with the thriller Fear is the Key. His film roles include Itzhak Stern in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, and Mayer Lansky in Bugsy. He has also appeared in a number of films in the ’90s, including Turtle Diary, Pascali’s Island, and Without a Clue (as Dr. Watson to Michael Caine’s Sherlock Holmes).
Born Krishna Bhanji, Kingsley was born on December 31, 1943 in Snainton, Yorkshire. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a doctor from Kenya and of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary Goodman, was English.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Arts
After gaining international fame in the film Gandhi, Sir Ben Kingsley has gone on to deliver many powerful performances. From a Nazi war criminal in Operation Finale to the Holocaust survivor Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List, the actor is known for his deep understanding of each character and his ability to portray them with unmatched detail.
In the 1980s, he appeared in several more European films, including Jeremy Irons’ Betrayal (1983) and James Ivory’s Maurice (87). He made his U.S. film debut in 1988 with Without a Clue, as Dr. Watson to Michael Caine’s Sherlock Holmes.
In the 1990s, he continued to expand his horizons with roles such as the gangster Meyer Lansky in Bugsy and a chess teacher for Sigourney Weaver in Searching for Bobby Fischer. Other memorable films include a supporting role in the thriller Sneakers, as well as an Academy Award-nominated turn as a scheming U.S. vice president in Dave and as Itzhak Stern, a trusted friend of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust drama Schindler’s List.
He is a member of the British Empire
Steeped in British theater, Kingsley began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has a number of notable stage performances to his credit, including the roles of Brutus in Julius Caesar and Hamlet. He later transitioned to film and has earned numerous accolades for his work. In addition to earning a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award, he has also been knighted and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has starred in a number of films, from the crime dramas House of Sand and Fog and Lucky Number Slevin to the war movie saga War Inc. He has also played a Nazi war criminal in Operation Finale, a Gandhi in Schindler’s List and an infamous prisoner of the Japanese Allied Forces in A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
He recently voiced the panther Bagheera in Jon Favreau’s 2016 adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Other recent film appearances include the satirical The Dictator, as well as roles in the movies Ender’s Game and Iron Man 3. He has also appeared in the thrillers Trans-Siberian and 50 Dead Men Walking.