Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

About Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, 31 December 1943) is an English actor who has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), and Hugo (2011). Kingsley will play the supervillian the Mandarin in the upcoming film Iron Man 3 (2013). Kingsley was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. In 2010, Kingsley was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.