Sir Ben Kingsley is a British actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in Richard Attenborough's 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor.
Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary, an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a medical doctor.
Kingsley grew up in Pendlebury, Salford, where he studied at University of Salford. He then moved to Lancashire, where he studied at Pendl Read his whole biography