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Ben was born under the official name Bhanji, Krishna on December 31st, 1943. He has been a credited actor since the 1982 film Gandhi.
Ben Kingsley is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in eight films including the 2014 adventure film The Boxtrolls as the character Archibald Snatcher, the 2011 adventure movie Hugo playing Georges MÃ©liÃ¨s and the 2008 comedy release The Wackness cast as Dr. Squires.
Ben has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-seven films including: the 2014 action film Exodus: Gods and Kings as the character Nun, the 2013 action movie Iron Man 3 playing Trevor Slattery and the 2013 action release Ender's Game cast as Mazer Rackham.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2013 action film Iron Man 3, which brought in $409,000,000 at the box office.
In 2015 Ben Kingsley produced his first movie, the history film The Shah of Iran.
Ben is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over six publications and featured in fifteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor Ben Kingsley has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on four occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi. Ben Kingsley was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Meyer Lansky in the 1991 movie Bugsy , Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Don Logan in the 2001 movie Sexy Beast and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Behrani in the 2003 movie House of Sand and Fog .