Ben Kingsley Biography

Birthday: 1943-12-31
Place of Birth: Scarborough, Yorkshire
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Ben Kingsley was born in England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati descent. 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 TV. 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. Ben Kingsley first earned international fame for his performance in the 1982 movie, Gandhi (1982). His performance as "Mohandas Gandhi" earned him international fame. He won many awards - including an Oscar 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. In 1993, his performance as "Itzhak Stern" in the movie, Schindler's List (1993) earned him a BAFTA nomination. Schindler's List (1993) won seven Oscars, including Best Picture. During the late 1990s, Kingsley acted in many successful movies. He played "Sweeney Todd" in the 1998 TV movie, The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997) (TV). For his performance in this movie, he was nominated for the Screen Actors' Guild Award. His other notable role was as "Otto Frank" in the TV movie "Anne Frank: The Whole Story" (2001), for which he won a Screen Actors' Guild Award. Ben Kingsley lives in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, in England.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Wessex Tales 1973 Drama
The Love School Rossetti 1975 Drama
Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi 2009 History
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Number 13 1922
Confession 1937
Fear is the Key 1973 Action, Crime, Drama
Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi 1982 0
Crime and Punishment 1983
Turtle Diary 1986 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Testimony Dmitri Shostakovich 1987
Maurice Lasker-Jones 1987 0
Pascali's Island Basil Pascali 1988
Without a Clue Dr. John Watson 1988 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Una vita scellerata Governor 1990 Drama, History
The Children Martin Boyne 1990 Drama
L'amore necessario Ernesto 1991
Bugsy Meyer Lansky 1991 Crime, Drama
Romeo.Juliet Father Capulet 1992
Freddie as F.R.O.7 1992 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Schindler's List Itzhak Stern 1993 Romance, 0
Searching for Bobby Fischer Bruce Pandolfini 1993 Comedy, Drama
Joseph 1995
Species Xavier Fitch 1995 Reality Tv, 0, Sport
Death and the Maiden Dr. Roberto Miranda 1995 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
MOS Moses 1996
Twelfth Night Feste 1996 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Assignment 1997 Game Show, 0
Weapons of Mass Distraction 1997 Comedy, Drama, Crime
Photographing Fairies 1997 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
The Tale of Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd 1998 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Confession Harry Fertig 1999 Drama, Thriller
Parting Shots Renzo Locatelli 1999 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Islam: Empire of Faith 2000
What Planet Are You From? Graydon 2000 Sport, 0, 0
The Triumph of Love Hermocrates 2001 0, 0
Sexy Beast Don Logan 2001 Crime, Drama
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Otto Frank 2001 Drama
Tuck Everlasting Man in the Yellow Suit 2002 Drama, Romance, Family
House of Sand and Fog Behrani 2003 Drama
Suspect Zero Benjamin O'Ryan 2004 Comedy, Game Show
Spooky House The Great Zamboni 2004 Family
A Sound of Thunder Charles Hatton 2005 0, Game Show, Sport
BloodRayne Kagan 2006 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Mrs. Harris Herman Tarnower 2006 Drama, Thriller
Lucky Number Slevin The Rabbi 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Last Legion Ambrosinus 2007 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Ten Commandments Narrated by 2007 Animation, Family
War, Inc. 2008 0, 0
The Wackness Dr. Squires 2008 0, 0
Transsiberian Grinko 2008 Game Show
Elegy David Kepesh 2008 Drama, Romance
The Love Guru Guru Tugginmypudha 2008 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Love Guru Guru Tugginmypudha 2008 Comedy, Romance, Sport
War Inc. 2008 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Journey to Mecca Narrator 2009 Drama, History
Fifty Dead Men Walking 2009 Drama, Thriller
Shutter Island Dr. Cawley 2010 0
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Nizam 2010 0, Biography
Teen Patti Perci Trachtenberg 2010 Drama, Thriller
The Desert of Forbidden Art 2011
Noah Narrator 2012 Animation
The Dictator Tamir 2012 Comedy
A Doll's House Dr. Rank 2013 Drama
Walking with the Enemy Regent Horthy 2013 Action, Drama, History
A Common Man The Man 2013 0, Game Show, Sport, 0
Iron Man 3 The Mandarin 2013 0, Sport
A Birder's Guide to Everything Lawrence Konrad 2013
Ender's Game Mazer Rackham 2013 Action, Adventure
The Physician Ibn Sina 2013 Adventure, Drama, History
Eliza Graves Silas Lamb 2014 Thriller
Our Robot Overlords Robin Smythe 2014
War Story Albert 2014
Mary Mother of Christ King Herod 2014 Action, Biography, Drama
The Boxtrolls Archibald Snatcher 2014 Animation, Adventure, Family
Learning to Drive Darwan 2014 Romance
The Confession 2017