Sir Ben Kingsley ~ was born 12-31-1943 and named Krishna Pandit Bhanji. He is an English actor who has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes & Screen Actors Guild Awards in his career. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. He is a well spoken man!
Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is perhaps most well known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
‘I don’t insist on being called Sir Ben. That’s a myth. Ben is just fine’ Yorkshire-born Sir Ben Kingsley, 69, found fame with his Oscar-winning performance in 1982’s Gandhi, and has since starred in hits such as Schindler’s List and Sexy Beast. He has four adult children and lives in Oxfordshire with his fourth wife, Brazilian actress Daniela Barbosa.