Ben Kingsley

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Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born to an English mother and a Gujarati father with roots in Jamnagar, Kingsley began his career in theatre, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and spending the next 15 years appearing mainly on stage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Kingsley has received more than 11,828,759 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ben Kingsley is the 114th most popular actor (up from 137th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 232nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 12M

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  • 77.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ben Kingsley ranks 114 out of 10,030Before him are Tony Curtis, Helen Mirren, Robert Duvall, Sigourney Weaver, Tommy Lee Jones, and Laurence Olivier. After him are Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, Ava Gardner, Stan Laurel, Jason Statham, and Lee Van Cleef.

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Among people born in 1943, Ben Kingsley ranks 13Before him are Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, and Vangelis. After him are Keith Richards, Joe Pesci, Elena Ferrante, Christopher Walken, Roger Waters, and Toto Cutugno.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ben Kingsley ranks 197 out of 6,924Before him are Boudica (33), Robert Burns (1759), Henry I of England (1068), Henry Morgan (1635), John Logie Baird (1888), and Laurence Olivier (1907). After him are Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), and Harold Wilson (1916).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ben Kingsley ranks 18Before him are Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Cary Grant (1904), Helen Mirren (1945), and Laurence Olivier (1907). After him are Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Julie Andrews (1935), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Peter Ustinov (1921), and Ian Holm (1931).

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