Ben Kingsley is one of the prominent actor in the entertainment industry who came in the light following his role in the 1982 hit movie Gandhi. The breakout role in the project also brought him the Academy Award.

His other successful projects quickly followed Schindler’s List (1993), Twelfth Night (1996), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and Shutter Island (2010). Additionally, the actor played the roles in Iron Man 3 (2013) and Ender’s Game (2013).

What Is The Net Worth Of Ben Kingsley? 

Ben Kingsley has an estimated net worth of $60 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2020. He has collected the majority of his wealth through his roles in both movies and TV shows.

British actor Ben Kingsley in Gandhi
British actor Ben Kingsley in Gandhi 

Source: Britannica

Some box office hit movies listed below,

Movie Budget – Box Office Cast Member
Gandhi (1982) $22 million – $127.8 million Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, and John Gielgud
Schindler’s List (1993) $22 million – $321.3 million Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) $150 million – $336.4 million Jake Gyllenhaal
The Dictator (2012) $65 million – $179 million Sacha Baron Cohen and Anna Faris

Awards And Achievements 

Ben Kingsley won Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and twice Golden Globe Awards for his role in the movie Gandhi. The actor also received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken World Album.

His role in Bugsy also brought him Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. Additionally, Kingsley also won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award and also got the Academy Award nomination for his work in Sexy Beast.

Philanthropic Works  

Ben Kingsley supports several charitable organizations around the world such as 21st Century Leaders, Cinema For Peace, Elton John AIDS Foundation, First Star,  Karuna, and Legacy of Hope Foundation.

The actor has also involved in non-profit organizations like Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation,  Prince’s Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, Variety Club,  Whatever It Takes, and WildAid.

Where Does Kingsley Live?  

Ben Kingsley currently resides in his Spelsbury House in Oxfordshire. As per TheRechist, it was valued at $15 million as of 2015.

Built-in the mid-19th century, the stunning mansion has been revamped several times. The last renovation was in 1998 by famed architect Michael Reardon.

Ben Kingsley’s house in England 

Source: Architectural Digest

Back in late 2013, Kingsley spent $2.7 million on his Beverly Hills mansion. According to some real estate reports, it was listed back in May 2013 for $2.9 million.

The 4888 square feet single-family home features five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Early Life

Ben Kingsley was born on 31 December 1943, in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire. He is the son of Anna Lyna Mary, an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a doctor.

Kingsley attended Manchester Grammer School. He later went on to enroll at De La Salle College in Salford.

Wife And Children 

Ben Kingsley first married Angela Morant (1966-72). The couple has two children Jasmin Bhanji, a daughter, and Thomas Alexis Bhanji, a son.

For the second time, the actor married on 1st July 1978. They also have two sons Edmund Kingsley and Ferdinand Kingsley. The two also divorced in Feb 1992.

Kingsley married Alexandra Christmann (October 2003 – Feb 2005). He is now happily married his wife Daniela Lavender since Sept 2007.