Born: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
Krishna Pandit Bhanji professionally known as Ben Kingsley made his debut as an actor in the series Pardon the Expression (1966). It was in 1982 he gained recognition as an actor with the film Gandhi. There was no turning back after that and Kingsley at present is considered as a very bankable star. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gandhi which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Kingsleys career so far are Gandhi (1982), Schindlers List (1993), Twelfth Night (1996), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Thunderbirds (2004), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hugo (2011), The Dictator (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Enders Game (2013) to name a few. Kingsley son of actress and model Anna Lyna Mary and doctor Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji was born on 31 December 1943 in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire. He attended Manchester Grammar School. He then studied at De La Salle College in Salford. In 2002 he was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to the British film industry.
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