Ben Kingsley Biography
Ben Kingsley is an English actor, well-known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the movie Gandhi which earned him an Academy Award for the Best Actor.
Kingsley current wife’s name is Daniela Lavender with whom he got married in 2007. He was also married to other three ex-wives Angela Morant, Alison Sutcliffe, and Alexandra Christmann but got divorced. So, without any delay, let’ s know all about Ben’s early life, career, education, family, marriage, married life, divorce, children, affairs, relationship, net worth, couple, salary, award, parents, mother, father, cars, houses, bikes, lifestyle, and much more.
Ben Kingsley Early life and Education
Sir Ben Kingsley was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji on 31st December 1943 in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was born to a father, Rahimutalla Harji Bhanji, a doctor, and a mother, Anna Lyna Mary, an actress and model in 1920s and 30s. His father was born in Kenya and had Gujarati descent whereas his mother was British.
Ben grew up in Pendlebury, Manchester and attended Manchester Grammar School along with the actor, Robert Powell. He attended Pendleton College and was actively involved in drama. He made his first professional stage debut during his graduation at the age of 23.
Ben Kingsley Career
After fifteen years of hard work and dedicating towards the stage and appearing in several theatres, Kingsley made his Broadway debut in 1971. He also changed his name to Ben Kingsley thinking a foreign name may hamper in his career.
Kingsley made his movie debut from Fear Is the Key in 1972 and appeared in historical drama such as The Love School, Dickens of London, etc. He earned wide recognition and fame as Mohandas Gandhi from the movie Gandhi in 1982. His outstanding performance won him the Academy Award as a Best Actor and the movie was also critically and financially successful.
Afterward, Ben featured in several movies such as Turtle Diary, Maurice, Pascali’s Island, Silas Marner, Death and the Maiden, Sexy Beast, etc. His performance in the movie, House of Sand and Fog earned him Oscar nomination for the Best Actor.
Moreover, Ben Kingsley has also featured in numerous TV series and movies. His successful movies include Shutter Island, Hugo, Fifty Dead Men Walking, Iron Man 3, Ender’s Game, Night at the Museum, War Machine, The Jungle Book, The Walk, etc.
Ben Kingsley Awards and Achievements
Ben’s diligent performance has won the heart of millions of people as well as several awards and honors. He won Academy Award for the Best Actor four times, Golden Globe Award five times, Grammy Award, BAFTA Award, Saturn Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and several others.
Additionally, Kingsley has also received an award from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and the 2002 New Year Honours for services to the British film industry. He was also awarded the Indian civilian honor called Padma Shri, awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as honored the Fellowship Award at The Asian Awards in London.
Ben Kingsley Personal life
Ben Kingsley is married for four-times till date. Firstly he got married to an actress, Angela Morant in 1966 and welcomed two children, Thomas Bhanji and Jasmin Bhanji. Later, he got married to ex-spouse, Alison Sutcliffe in 1978 and gave birth to two children, Edmund Kingsley and Ferdinand Kingsley.
In 2003, he married the third wife, Alexandra Christmann and divorce in 2007 after her kissing picture with another man went viral on the internet.
Currently, he is married to a Brazilian actress, Daniela Lavender. The couple tied the knot at Eynsham Hall in North Leigh, Oxfordshire on 3rd September 2007.
Ben Kingsley Net worth
Being such a great actor, Ben Kingsley earns a tremendous amount of money in his career. He featured in several movies, TV series, and stage production through which he received a decent amount of money.
His annual income is around $3 million and receives $25.2 million from a personal investment. Kingsley has $125000 Black Mercedes and recently brought $426,000 brand new luxury car.
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Moreover, Ben owns $15,000,000 worth house in Oxfordshire and also had purchased Kingsley’s Beverly Hills home in 2013 which is of an estimated value of $2,700,000. Allocating information from several sources it is found out that his current estimated net worth as per 2018 is around $60 million.