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Ben Kingsley

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Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Residence: Snainton
Country: British
BirthDay: 31 December 1943
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.73 m
Education: Manchester Grammar School, University of Salford, Pendleton College

Ben Kingsley was bornon 31 December 1943 in Snainton, British, is Actor. Ben Kingsley is a celebrated British actor with a career spanning over four decades. During his extensive career in films and TV, he has won multiple awards: an Oscar, two Golden Globes, Grammy, BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He is best known for his role as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the 1982 film titled ‘Gandhi’. For his role as the prolific Indian freedom fighter, he won an Oscar for Best Actor. The movie was only his second on the big screen; however, it propelled his career, drawing the attention of Hollywood’s best and brightest. Over the years, Kingsley has shown his versatility in playing just about any role to perfection. From a Nazi war criminal in ‘Operation Finale’, to his celebrated role as a Holocaust survivor in ‘Schindler’s List,’ his movies over the decades have showcased his depth as an actor and have won the hearts of critics and filmgoers around the world. Kingsley is known to adamantly refuse similar roles in fear of recycling the same roles and limits his releases to not more than one a year. He is also known to spend years preparing for a movie character of his liking, getting the details of his character just right. For his services to the British Film industry, he was made a Knight Bachelor, giving him the title of ‘Sir’.


$60 Million


In 2013, he appeared as a villain in the American super hero film ‘Iron Man 3’


In the US it became the 12th-highest-grossing film of the year, whereas in India it was the highest grossing film ever at that time


In 2010, Ben Kingsley starred in acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s thriller ‘Shutter Island’


In July 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in the documentary film ‘Mrs


For his heart wrenching portrayal of Anne Frank’s father, he received the Screen Actors' Guild Award in 2002


In the following year he played Otto Frank in the hit television movie ‘Anne Frank’ released in late 2001


The 2000 feature film ‘Sexy Beast’ is possibly one of the actor’s more definitive roles and still draws a huge cult following


In 1998, he was also a member of 48th Berlin International Film Festival, where he was the head juror


In 1993, he played the role of Holocaust survivor ‘Itzhak Stern’ in the critically acclaimed drama movie ‘Schindler's List’


During the mid-late 1990s, he acted in various box office successes, like ‘The Tale of Sweeney Todd’ where he was nominated for the Screen Actors' Guild Award


The movie was released in the year 1982 and was applauded by critics and movie goers alike


This includes an appearance in the TV miniseries ‘Dickens of London’ in 1976


In 1975, he starred as the distinguished British poet ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti’ in BBC’s historical drama production ‘The Love School’


Ben Kingsley made the transition from theatre to the big screen in 1972 with a role in Michael Tuchner’s ‘Fear Is the Key’; a movie based on the 1961 the novel by author Alistair MacLean


In 1971, he made his Broadway debut playing a part in William Shakespeare's play, ‘A Midsummer's Night Dream’


In late 1967, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and immersed himself in the world of stage acting for the next 15 years


Ben Kingsley was born on December 31, 1943 in North Riding of Yorkshire, England as Krishna Pandit Bhanji


His mother, Anna Lyna Mary, was an actress/model who appeared in films during the 1920s and 1930s


Ben Kingsley has acted in some of the 20th and 21st centuries’ most admired feature films

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