Ten fun facts about Ben Kingsley


Fact 1
Ben Kingsley’s real name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji . He changed his name when he began acting.

Fact 2
In 1966 he debuted on the London stage. He was the narrator for “A Smashing Day”. The production was produced by Brian Epstein who was the manager for The Beatles whom Kingsley was a fan of.

Fact 3
Ben Kingsley is one of only six actors of Asian descent who have ever been nominated for an Oscar.


Fact 4
Ben Kingsley received his official star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Fact 5
He won a Grammy Award for the “spoken word” in 1985. It was for the reading of “The Words of Gandhi”.

Fact 6
One of Ben Kingsley’s most iconic roles is that of Gandhi in 1982 in the movie by the same name. When he won the award he made the following quote: "If I knew I was going to win, I would not have gone dressed as a waiter”.

Fact 7
Ben Kingsley attended Manchester Grammar School in his youth.

Fact 8
Ben Kingsley has been married four times. He has divorced three times but is currently married to Daniela Lavender.

Fact 9
As a result of his four marriages Ben Kingsley is the father of four children.

Fact 10
Though he is a famous Hollywood actor, Ben Kingsley still resides in England.


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