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Sir Ben Kingsley (ne Krishna Bhanji) (1943-), Actor

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born Krishna Bhanji in Snaiton near Scarborough in Yorkshire. Came to prominence when he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 appearing in numerous productions in their classic repertoire. His performance as the title-role in Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi (1982) won him Best Actor Oscar and a British Academy award. Subsequent films have included Betrayal (1983), Turtle Diary (1985), Maurice (1987), Bugsy (1992), Schindler's List (1993), Photographing Fairies (1997) and Sexy Beast (2001). Knighted in 2002.

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Actors

by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, May 1987
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Sir Ben Kingsley (ne Krishna Bhanji)

by Tim Richmond
bromide fibre print, February 1989
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Sir Ben Kingsley (ne Krishna Bhanji)

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1996
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