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Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Krishna Pandit Bhanji

Birth Date :

December 31, 1943

Birth Place :

Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK

Spouse :

Angela Morant (actress, 1996 - 1972), Alison Sutcliffe (theatrical director, 1-Jul-78 - 1-Feb-92), Alexandra Christmann (3-Oct-03 - 8-Feb-05), Daniela Lavender (actress, since 3-Sep-07)

Claim to fame :

As Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "Bapu" in "Gandhi" (1982)

Biography


Krishna Bhanji was born on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire to a Kenya-born doctor of Indian descent named Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji and an English-born fashion model and actress of Jewish-European extraction, Anna Lyna Mary Bhanji. Krishna, as he soon known as an English actor of Indian-Gujarati and Russian-Jewish descent, derived his stage name Ben Kingsley, from his Zanzibar spice trader grandfather's nickname, Clove King.

Previously educated at Manchester Grammar School, Kingsley began his London stage debut in 1966 as the narrator of "A Smashing Day" produced by Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. Writing the music as well as singing and playing guitar for the same production, Kingsley was suggested by John Lennon and Ringo Starr to go into music and that if he didn't, "he would regret it for the rest of his life." Kingsley was once subsequently offered a deal by the same publishers who handled the Beatles, but his love to acting drove him to remain an actor.

Latest News


Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in 'Brooklyn Bridge'

September 17, 2014 04:31:13 GMT

and are added to "" from director Douglas McGrath ("Emma", ""). The "" actor and the "" actress will share screen with to play his on-screen father and on-screen wife respectively.
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'War Story' Trailer: Catherine Keener Is War Photographer With PTSD

July 03, 2014 02:37:59 GMT

The first look into indie movie "" has been released via a trailer. Featuring A-list actors like and , the film was a Sundance Film Festival entry in the NEXT section earlier this year.
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Ben Kingsley Joins Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

June 26, 2014 07:03:33 GMT

's adaptation of "" for Disney adds another big name to the cast ensemble. ("", "") is confirmed to provide voice to Bagheera, the black panther who befriends Mowgli during the boy's time in the jungle.
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Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong Star in Jaguar Super Bowl Ad

January 29, 2014 05:48:31 GMT

, and have joined forces in Jaguar's first commercial for the Super Bowl. In the ad called "Rendezvous" which will air during the big game on Sunday, February 2, the British actors play James Bond-like villains while promoting the car.
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First Clip of Marvel One-Shot 'All Hail the King' Starring Ben Kingsley

January 16, 2014 01:57:15 GMT

The first sneak peek video for "All Hail the King", a new Marvel one-shot which picks up where "" left off, has arrived. "" star plays a documentarian who is preparing for his final interview with Trevor Slattery.
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Ben Kingsley's Secret Marvel Project to Feature the Real Mandarin

October 29, 2013 06:59:15 GMT

's top-secret project with Marvel he recently teased might have been uncovered. According to a scoop from Latino-Review, the "" actor is working on one-shot short movie with the studio. More importantly, it will allegedly feature the real Mandarin.
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Ben Kingsley Working on New Secret Project With Marvel

October 23, 2013 03:45:42 GMT

caused a buzz among Marvel fanboys when he teased about a mystery project he's working on with the studio. His statement quickly leads to speculations that it has something to do with The Mandarin, the villainous role he played in "" released April this year.
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Ben Kingsley Denies 'Star Wars' Audition, Harrison Ford Confirms 'Blade Runner 2' Casting Report

October 09, 2013 07:04:30 GMT

Sir is not auditioning for "Star Wars Episode 7", despite rumors to the contrary. The 69-year-old British actor denied the casting report when sitting down with Total Film to promote his newest upcoming movie "".
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Sigourney Weaver Set for Moses Movie 'Exodus', Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley in Talks

August 28, 2013 02:59:42 GMT

Ridley Scott will reunite with in his next directorial effort, the biblical film "Exodus". The "Alien" actress has closed a deal to portray Tuya, mother of Ramses II. Joining the cast to star as Seti, Tuya's husband and the Egyptian pharaoh's father, is "" star .
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'American Idol' Top 4 Performances: Candice Glover Steals the Show

May 02, 2013 06:51:39 GMT

Saved from elimination night on April 25, the four remaining girls were once again competing for the Top 3 spots on "" show Wednesday, May 1. Mentored by three-time Grammy Award-winning , the "Idol" singers performed two songs each, a 2013 hit and a musical standard.
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Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Pushes Back Wedding Date Because of Brad Pitt

May 02, 2013 06:50:54 GMT

and are said moving back their wedding date because of and 's nuptials. In a new issue of Us Magazine which will be available on Friday, May 3, sources reveal that Jennifer and her fiance delay their big day to avoid overlap with Brad's wedding with the "" actress.
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Michael Buble Lands Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

May 02, 2013 06:21:28 GMT

With a very convincing 195,000 copies sold in its debut, 's "" beats 's "" to the top spot in the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "To Be Loved" becomes Buble's fourth No. 1 album, following in the footsteps of his 2011 "Christmas" album, his 2009 chart-topper "" and his 2007 LP "".
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First Look at Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham in 'Ender's Game'

May 02, 2013 04:59:07 GMT

A first look at Sir 's character Mazer Rackham in Gavin Hood's upcoming film "" has been unleashed on the web via Entertainment Weekly. The picture shows the British actor's upper half and moko-tattoed face, clearly suggesting that his character is a Maori descent.
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Ben Kingsley's Scary Portrayal as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3' Praised by Kevin Feige

October 27, 2012 05:25:09 GMT

Shortly after "" released its first trailer a few days ago, 's portrayal as The Mandarin was brought into attention. Most fans had good words for the Oscar-winning actor, praising his convincing performance as the supervillain though he's only seen for a few seconds in the promotional video.
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Jack Osbourne Names Newborn Baby Girl Pearl

April 25, 2012 01:03:37 GMT

Jack Osbourne has officially become a father to a baby girl. HELLO! Magazine has just broken the news that the 26-year-old son of rock legend and his fiancee Lisa Stelly have welcomed their first child together, and they named their bundle of joy Pearl.
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'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Renewed Until Season 9

April 24, 2012 20:35:59 GMT

The Kardashians are here to stay. Their reality show "" has just been renewed by E! for three more years including the upcoming 18-episode seventh season which kicks off May 20.
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The Saturdays to Film Reality Show for E!

April 24, 2012 20:14:54 GMT

British girl-group have scored a reality show that will air on E! The show, which is not yet titled, will follow the fivesome's personal and professional lives as they move to Los Angeles and conquer the continent with their music and charm.
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Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich Co-Starring in 'Cut Bank'

April 24, 2012 19:52:45 GMT

Indie crime drama "" will feature star-heavy ensemble cast including , and . The trio of males will lead in the movie which script by Roberto Patino was lauded in the 2009 Black List.
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Ben Kingsley Close to Play Supervillain in 'Iron Man 3', Movie to Be Based on 'Extremis'

April 10, 2012 01:48:53 GMT

could end up fighting in "". The English veteran actor is entering final talks to star as the supervillain in the third armored hero movie, Variety reported.
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Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston and More Added as 18th SAG Awards' Presenters

January 27, 2012 16:38:31 GMT

Screen Actors Guild Awards have simultaneously announced two batches of presenters for its 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event, which will be held on January 29 at Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, officially owns the predicate of having impressive list of presenters.
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Jude Law, Christopher Lee and More Team Up for Johnny Depp-Produced Movie

June 30, 2010 08:35:03 GMT

The cream of Britain's actors have teamed up for a new Martin Scorsese film is producing. , , Sir , , and beloved thespians Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths have started work on the great director's live-action adventure "Hugo Cabret" in London.
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Craig David's Sexy Video for 'All Alone Tonight' Premiered

May 10, 2010 04:47:09 GMT

taped a sexy music video for the second single of his latest album "", getting naked with a woman in the shower and showing her naked body in silhouette. The new music video is made in support of the single "All Alone Tonight (Stop, Look, Listen)".
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'Prince of Persia' Holds World Premiere, Debuting New Sneak Peek Videos

May 10, 2010 04:40:56 GMT

Sunday, May 9 became a busy day for Walt Disney Pictures since the studio held the world premiere for "". Before the stars arrived at the Vue Westfield in London, England, the crowd was entertained by a stunning Parkour demonstration.
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