Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
Celebrated Name: Ben Kingsley
Real Name/Full Name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: December 31, 1943
Birth Place: Snainton, North Riding, England
Nationality: British
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Angela Morant (m, 1966 div, 1976), Alison Sutcliffe (m,1978 div,1992), Alexandra Christmann( m,2003 div, 2005), Daniela Lavender (m,2007)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Ferdinand Kingsley, Edmund Kingsley, Jasmin Bhanji and Thomas Alexis Bhanji)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ben Kingsley Gay?: No
Profession: Acting
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $70 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Sir Ben King is a legendary English actor. The career of an actor is spanning over four decades. Kingsley won several awards for his performance in movies. He is known for his role as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the film The Gandhi. He received Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Generative Indian Freedom Fighter.

The movie helped to draw the attention of Hollywood towards Ben. He played the role of Nazi war criminal in Operation Finale. The actor won the heart of critics and fans around the world. The British Film Industry gave him the title of Sir due to his talent.

Maybe you know about Ben Kingsley very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ben Kingsley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The actor was born on December 31, 1943, as Krishna Pandit Bhanji. He is the son of Dr. Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji and Anna Lyna Mary. The mother of Ben was English, whereas his father was from Kenya born and belonged to Gujarati Indian descent. The paternal grandfather was a spice trader, and he moved to Zanzibar from India. Ben spent his childhood in Pendle bury, Lancashire.

Ben attended Manchester Grammer School. The classmate of Kingsley was actor Robert Powell. He studied from Pendleton College. In college, the artist discovered his passion for acting. The actor made his theatre debut in 1967. The artist joined Royal Shakespeare Company and work there for 15 years. Ben made his Broadway debut with William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

After receiving fame as a stage actor, Krishna Bhanji changed his name to Ben Kingsley because the previous name can hamper its career.

Personal Life

Ben Kingsley married four times in his life. In 1976, he married Angela Morant, and they divorced in 1976. Angles and Ben has two children named Thomas Bhanji and Jasmin Bhanji. The second time he married Alison Sutcliffe and divorced in 1992. He has two children named Edmund Kingsley and Ferdinand Kingsley.

In 2003, the actor married Alexandra Christmann. His third marriage does not go well, and the couple divorced in 2005. On September 03, 2007, the artist married actress Daniela Lavender in North Leigh, Oxfordshire.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 31, 1943, Ben Kingsley is 80 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 5 ft 8 in tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


In 1972, he made debut with movie Fear is the Key. The movie based on the novel by Alistair Maclean. The actor worked in several television serials around the same time. He worked in the long-running program named Crown Court. Ben appeared in as British Poet in BBC historical drama production named The Love School.

The actor worked in both TV and Films over the next decade. Ben appeared in TV series named Dickens of London in 1976. During this time, he starts preparing for a role that will take his career to new heights.  The actor played the role of Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982. He won several awards for his performance in the movie.

After the success of the film, he worked in several other movies like Turtle Diary, Maurice, and Bugsy. In 1993, the actor worked in an acclaimed drama movie named Schindler’s List. Fans liked the character of Ben. In 1990, the actor worked in The Tale of Sweeney Todd.

The artist worked in hit television movie Anne Frank in 2001. The actor worked in several other films like Mrs. Harris, The Sopranos, and You Kill Me throughout the 2000s. He worked in thriller Shutter Island in 2010. The actor worked with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. In 2013, the actor worked as the villain in Marvel Iron Man 3. The audience liked the character of the movie. He worked as the voice actor for the movie the Jungle Book.

Awards & Achievements

The legendary actor won several awards for his performance in movies and television. He received several awards like Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Saturn Award for Best Actor, and many more.

Net Worth & Salary of Ben Kingsley in 2024

Ben Kingsley Net Worth
Ben Kingsley Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Ben Kingsley is $70 million. Ben made his net worth from working in movies and television shows. The actor has an impressive career in Hollywood. He started his career with stage and remains loyal to the theatre.

The breakthrough role of Kingsley was Gandhi. He is coming with several memorable characters in the future. The legendary actress received Honorary Degree from the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus.

Sir Ben is the greatest actor of all time. He did the role of age 23 and 78 in the movie Gandhi. The actress provided his influential voice to the character in Jungle Book.


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