Ben Kingsley is a British Actor. He was born on 31 December 1943 in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He mainly appears in the British-American film & Television industry. Ben Kingsley is best known for his roles in films, including The Jungle Book, The Boxtrolls, Iron Man 3, Ender’s Game, The Dictator, Hugo, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Shutter Island, Lucky Number Slevin, Thunderbirds, Twelfth Night, House of Sand and Fog, etc.
His father’s name is Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji and his mother’s name is Anna Lyna Mary Goodman. Ben Kingsley got married to Daniela Lavender in 2007. Previously he married Alexandra Christmann from 2003 to 2005 and Alis on Sutcliffe from 1978 to 1992 and Angela Morant from 1966 to 1976. He has four children.
Ben Kingsley’s height is 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 74 kilograms. He has beautiful dark brown color eyes. Ben Kingsley’s shoe size is 9.5 US.
Ben Kingsley Personal Details
Date Of Birth: 31 December 1943
Birth Place: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth Name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Race/Ethnicity: Gujarati Indian, English
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Ben Kingsley Body Statistics
Weight in Pounds: 163 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 74 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Ben Kingsley Family Details
Father: Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji
Mother: Anna Lyna Mary Goodman
Spouse: Daniela Lavender (m. 2007), Alexandra Christmann (m. 2003-2005), Alison Sutcliffe (m. 1978-1992), Angela Morant (m. 1966-1976)
Children: Thomas Kingsley (Son), Ferdinand Kingsley (Son), Jasmin Bhanji (Daughter), Edmund Kingsley (Son)
Ben Kingsley Education
He attended and graduated from Manchester Grammar School in Manchester, England.
He also studied at the University of Salford and at Pendleton College.
Ben Kingsley Facts
He belongs of Gujarati Indian and English descent.
His real name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji, but he changed it to advance his acting career.
He won the Best Actor Academy Award for the movie Gandhi.
He played Mohandas Gandhi in the movie Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He was awarded the Indian civilian honor, Padma Shri, in 1984.
He won a Grammy Award for the “spoken word” in 1985. It was for the reading of “The Words of Gandhi”.
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