Ben Kingsley is an English actor who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1966 and has spent more than 50 years of his life in this field. He began his career in the theatre before moving on to roles in television sitcoms and films. This actor is best known for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 biographical film ‘Gandhi.’ In addition, he is a versatile actor who has won the hearts of many filmmakers, critics, and audiences.
|Real Name||Krishna Pandit Bhanji/ Ben Kingsley|
|Birthday||December 31, 1943|
|Birthplace||North Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Height||approx. 5 ft 8 in|
|Weight||approx. 74 Kg|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9.5 (US)|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Hobbies||Acting, Watching Movies|
Ben Kingsley Biography
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a medical doctor, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary, was a model and actress. His parents are from different cultures. Furthermore, he grew up with his one older brother and two younger sisters. Ben currently resides in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
How Tall Is Ben Kingsley?
Ben Kingsley is a British citizen. His ethnicity is multiracial, with Indian Gujrati and Ismaili Muslim Khoja ancestors on his father’s side and Russian and German-Jewish ancestors on his mother’s. Aside from that, he stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m/173cm) tall and weighs approximately 74kg (163lbs). Furthermore, he has an average body type, dark brown eyes, and a bald hairstyle.
Ben Kingsley Education
He finished his education at Manchester Grammar School. Because his brother and father were both doctors, he was expected to attend medical school as well. However, he enrolled at Pendleton College, which is now known as the Ben Kingsley Theatre. As his interest in theatre grew, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and worked as a stage artist there for fifteen years.
Ben Kingsley Wife, Marriage
Ben Kingsley has had several interesting love affairs and relationships. He’s been married four times and has four children. In 1966, he married actress Angela Morant, with whom he had two children, Jasmin Bhanji and Thomas Alexis Bhanji. They divorced in 1972. In 1978, he married British theater director Alison Sutcliffe, with whom he has two children, Edmund and Ferdinand. Similarly, they divorced in 1992. His third marriage occurred in 2003 to Alexandra Christmann, and they divorced in 2005. Finally, on September 3, 2007, he married Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender. They don’t have any children to date.
Ben Kingsley made his film debut as Royale in the 1972 film ‘Fear is the Key.’ After this film, he returned to the screen for the first time in ten years, making a huge comeback. In 1982, he starred in the biographical drama film ‘Gandhi,’ in which he played Indian freedom fighter, Mohandas Gandhi. Even though this was his second film, the role garnered him widespread acclaim and earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor. Similarly, he appeared in five other films in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he had notable film roles in ‘Bugsy,’ in which he played Meyer Lansky in 1991, ‘Searching for Bobby Fischer,’ and ‘Schindler’s List’ in 1993 ‘Twelfth Night’ in 1996, and ‘The Confession’ in 1999.
Ben first appeared in a television series in 1966, playing minor roles. From 1966 to 1979, his early series included ‘Pardon the Expression’ in 1966, ‘Coronation Street’ in 1967, ‘The Adventurer’ in 1973, ‘The Love School’ in 1975, ‘Dickens of London’ in 1976, ‘Crown Court’ from 1976 to 1979, and ‘BBC2 Playhouse’ from 1978 to 1979. His other 1980s series include ‘Oxbridge Blues’ in 1984, ‘Silas Marner’ in 1985, ‘The Secret of the Sahara’ in 1988, and a television film, ‘Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story’ in 1989. He primarily appeared in various television films beginning in the 1990s. To name a few, ‘Joseph’ and ‘Moses’ were released in 1995, ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ in 1997, ‘The Tale of Sweeney Todd’ in 1998, and ‘Alice in Wonderland in 1999.
Ben Kingsley’s Net Worth
Ben Kingsley, one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile actors, has a net worth of $60 million as of December 2022. He has been living a lavishing lifestyle throughout his career.