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Ben Kingsley
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Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor with a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He is known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Twelfth Night (1996), Sexy Beast (2000), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hugo (2011), and Iron Man 3 (2013).

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Ben Kingsley is married to Daniela Lavender.
Daniela Lavender
  • Commenced Dating: 2005
  • Date Married: 3 September 2007
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2018 Nomis Cooper
2017 Mary King Herod
2017 An Ordinary Man The General
2017 War Machine President Karzai
2017 Backstabbing for Beginners Pasha
2016 Collide Geran
2016 The Jungle Book Bagheera
2016 The Ottoman Lieutenant Woodruff
2016 Of Dogs and Men The Caller
2015 Knight of Cups -
2015 Self/less Damian



You can throw away the privilege of acting, but that would be such a shame. The tribe has elected you to tell its story. You are the shaman/healer, that's what the storyteller is, and I think it's important for actors to appreciate that. Too often actors think it's all about them, when in reality it's all about the audience being able to recognize themselves in you. The more you pull away from the public, the less power you have on screen.


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Nominated for 74 Awards | Won 35

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