Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 145

Birthday 1943-12-31

Place of Birth Yorkshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Sir Ben Kingsley
  • Krishna Pandit Bhanji
  • بن كينغسلي
  • 벤 킹즐리
  • ベン・キングズレー
  • เบน คิงสลีย์
  • 本·金斯利
  • Бен Кингсли

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Our Lady, LTD(1 episode) as Pastor Byron Brown
The Jungle Book - Family Live Action 2016
Brooklyn Bridge as Washington Roebling, Sr.
Of Dogs and Men as The Caller (voice)
Necessary Love
The Red Sea Diving Resort as Ethan Levin
Dali Land as Salvador Dali
Mary as King Herod
Wake
2019 Spider in the Web as Adereth
2018 Watership Down(4 episodes) as General Woundwort (voice)
2018 Intrigo: Death of an Author as Henderson
2018 Nomis as Cooper
2018 Operation Finale as Adolf Eichmann
2018 All or Nothing: Manchester City(8 episodes) as Narrator
2018 Backstabbing for Beginners as Pasha
2018 Who Killed British Cinema? as Himself
2017 Spielberg as Himself
2017 War Machine as President Karzai
2017 An Ordinary Man as The General
2017 The Ottoman Lieutenant as Woodruff
2017 Security as Charlie
2016 Collide as Geran
2016 The Jungle Book as Bagheera (voice)
2015 The Walk as Papa Rudy
2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015 Life as Jack Warner
2015 Tut(3 episodes) as Ay
2015 Self/less as Damian
2015 Lip Sync Battle(1 episode)
2015 Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse as Drago (Voice)
2015 Knight of Cups as (voice)
2015 Robot Overlords as Robin Smythe
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Merenkahre
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings as Nun
2014 Stonehearst Asylum as Silas Lamb
2014 The Boxtrolls as Archibald Snatcher (voice)
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Himself
2014 Learning to Drive as Darwan
2014 Walking with the Enemy
2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King as Trevor Slattery
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Himself - Interviewee
2014 War Story as Albert
2013 The Physician as Ibn Sina
2013 Ender's Game as Mazer Rackham
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2013 A Common Man as The Man
2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything as Lawrence Konrad
2013 Iron Man 3 as Trevor Slattery
2012 It Is No Dream: The Life Of Theodor Herzl as Narrator
2012 A Therapy as Therapist
2012 The Dictator as Tamir
2011 Hugo as Georges Méliès
2011 The Desert of Forbidden Art as Voice
2010 Aral. El mar perdido
2010 Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny as Narrator
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Nizam
2010 Teen Patti as Perci Trachtenberg
2010 Shutter Island as Dr. John Cawley
2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking as Fergus
2008 Elegy as David Kepesh
2008 The Wackness as Dr. Squires
2008 The Love Guru as Guru Tugginmypuddha
2008 War, Inc. as Walken / The Viceroy
2008 Transsiberian as Grinko
2007 The Ten Commandments as Narrator (voice)
2007 The Last Legion as Ambrosinus
2007 You Kill Me as Frank Falenczyk
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Mrs. Harris as Herman Tarnower
2006 Lucky Number Slevin as The Rabbi
2005 Peace Is Every Step as Narrator
2005 BloodRayne as Kagan
2005 Oliver Twist as Fagin
2005 A Sound of Thunder as Charles Hatton
2004 Suspect Zero as Benjamin O'Ryan
2004 Thunderbirds as The Hood
2004 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
2003 House of Sand and Fog as Behrani
2003 Unlikely Heroes as Narrator
2002 Tuck Everlasting as Man in the Yellow Suit
2002 Spooky House as The Great Zamboni
2001 The Triumph of Love as Hermocrates
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence as Specialist (voice)
2001 Islam: Empire of Faith as Himself - Narrator
2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story(2 episodes)
2000 Sexy Beast as Don Logan
2000 Rules of Engagement as Ambassador Mourain
2000 What Planet Are You From? as Graydon
1999 A Force More Powerful as Narator
1999 Rove(1 episode) as Himself
1999 Parting Shots as Renzo Locatelli
1999 The Confession as Harry Fertig
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Major Caterpillar
1998 The Tale of Sweeney Todd as Sweeney Todd
1998 Crime and Punishment as Porfiry
1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction as Julian Messenger
1997 The Assignment as Amos
1997 Photographing Fairies as Rev. Templeton
1996 Twelfth Night as Feste
1995 Moses as Moses
1995 Species as Xavier Fitch
1995 Joseph as Potifar
1994 Death and the Maiden as Dr. Roberto Miranda
1994 Liberation as Narrator
1993 Schindler's List as Itzhak Stern
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer as Bruce Pandolfini
1993 Dave as Vice-President Nance
1992 Sneakers as Cosmo
1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7. as Freddie (voice)
1991 Bugsy as Meyer Lansky
1990 The Fifth Monkey as Cunda
1990 The Children as Martin Boyne
1990 Una vita scellerata as Governatore
1990 Romeo.Juliet as Father Capulet (voice)
1989 Slipstream as Avatar
1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story as Simon Wiesenthal
1988 Il treno di Lenin(2 episodes) as Lenin
1988 Lenin: The Train as Lenin
1988 Testimony as Dimitri Shostakovich
1988 Without a Clue as Dr. John Watson
1988 Pascali's Island as Basil Pascali
1988 Secret of the Sahara(4 episodes) as Sholomon
1988 The Secret of the Sahara(4 episodes) as Sholomon
1987 Maurice as Lasker-Jones
1985 Silas Marner as Silas Marner
1985 Harem as Selim
1985 Turtle Diary as William Snow
1984 Camille as Duval
1984 Playing Shakespeare(11 episodes)
1983 Betrayal as Robert
1982 Gandhi as Mahatma Gandhi
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1976 Dickens Of London(13 episodes) as Dr. John Elliotson
1975 Antony and Cleopatra as Thidias
1974 Playhouse(17 episodes) as Robert Cibrario
1974 Playhouse(17 episodes) as Ivanov
1973 Wessex Tales(1 episode)
1973 Hard Labour as Naseem
1972 Fear Is the Key as Royale
1972 Pebble Mill at One(1 episode)
1972 The Adventurer(26 episodes) as Pierre
1965 Pardon the Expression(24 episodes) as Roy
1965 Orlando(72 episodes) as Peter Batterby
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)

Creator

1988 Il treno di LeninCreator

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