Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an Anglo-Indian English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award from four nominations.
Born to an English mother and a Gujarati father with roots in Jamnagar, Kingsley began his career in theatre, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and spending the next 15 years appearing mainly on stage. His starring roles included productions of As You Like It (his West End debut for the company at the Aldwych Theatre in 1967), Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (including Peter Brook’s 1970 RSC production of the play), Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Ben Kingsley’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million, according to the list of richest British Hollywood Actors.