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Ben Kingsley was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, is of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother Anna Lyna Mary, was English. 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 ... See full bio »

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 2017 Security (filming)
 2016 Collide (completed)
Geran
 2015/II The Walk
Papa Rudy
 2015 Self/less
Damian
 2015/I Life
Jack Warner
 2015 Knight of Cups (voice)
 2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Merenkahre (Ahk's Father)
 2014 Robot Overlords
Robin Smythe
 2014 Learning to Drive
Darwan
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
Silas Lamb
 2014/I War Story
Albert
 2013 Walking with the Enemy
Regent Horthy
 2013 A Common Man
The Man
 2013 A Birder's Guide to Everything
Lawrence Konrad
 2012/III Noah
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Teen Patti
Perci Trachtenberg
 2009 Journey to Mecca
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 2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking
Fergus
 2008/I Elegy
David Kepesh
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2005 BloodRayne
Kagan
 2005 A Sound of Thunder
Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
 2002 Spooky House
The Great Zamboni
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Specialist (voice)
 1999 The Confession
Harry Fertig
 1997 Photographing Fairies
Reverend Templeton
 1992 Sneakers
Cosmo
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Freddie (voice)
 1991 L'amore necessario
Ernesto
 1990 O Quinto Macaco
Cunda
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Father Capulet (voice)
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Governor
 1989 Slipstream
Avatar
 1988 Pascali's Island
Basil Pascali
 1985 Harem
Selim
 1983 Betrayal
Robert
 1972 Fear Is the Key
Royale
  Ich bin dann mal Charlie
Bernard Maris (rumored)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with John Woodvine, and David Threlfall in the cast. Barry Kyle was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Ben Kingsley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on winning the Oscar for Best Actor in Gandhi (1982)] If I knew I was going to win, I would not have gone dressed as a waiter. See more »

Trivia:

Is shown being eaten by a "Grasshopper-raptor" in an episode of The Simpsons (1989). See more »

Trademark:

Rich, mellifluous voice and Shakespearean bearing See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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