Ben Kingsley

Originally named Krishna Pandit Bhanji, Ben Kingsley was raised in  Scarborough, Yorkshire England, born in December of 1943. Kingsley is of half Indian and half English descent: his mother, Anna Lyna Mary Bhanji, was born in England and worked as a fashion model of Jewish-European extraction;  Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, Kingsley’s father, was born in Kenya physician of Indian descent. For his role in Schindler’s List, Kingsley was nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award in 1993. Today, Kingsley resides in Oxfordshire, England.


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