Ben Kingsley

1943 - Today

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Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. He has received accolades throughout his career spanning five decades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards and two Laurence Olivier Awards. Kingsley was appointed Knight Bachelor in 2002 for services to the British film industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Kingsley has received more than 15,654,654 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Ben Kingsley is the 138th most popular actor (down from 120th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 201st in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Actor.

Ben Kingsley is most famous for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi.

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  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Ben Kingsley ranks 138 out of 13,578Before him are Salman Khan, Bruno Ganz, Donald Sutherland, Irene Papas, Gary Cooper, and Gene Hackman. After him are Pierce Brosnan, Richard Madden, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Philippe Noiret, Robert Duvall, and Susan Sarandon.

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Among people born in 1943, Ben Kingsley ranks 21Before him are Roger Waters, Griselda Blanco, Albano Carrisi, Joe Pesci, Keith Richards, and Sadako Sasaki. After him are Louise Glück, Christopher Walken, Elena Ferrante, Joseph Stiglitz, Salvatore Adamo, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ben Kingsley ranks 214 out of 8,785Before him are Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), Edward the Elder (871), Empress Matilda (1102), and Henry IV of England (1367). After him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Lady Godiva (990), Richard Madden (1986), C. F. Powell (1903), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), and Ozzy Osbourne (1948).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ben Kingsley ranks 20Before him are Rowan Atkinson (1955), Helen Mirren (1945), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Peter O'Toole (1932), Jason Statham (1967), and Judi Dench (1934). After him are Richard Madden (1986), Laurence Olivier (1907), Stan Laurel (1890), Jeremy Irons (1948), Peter Ustinov (1921), and Gary Oldman (1958).

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