Having started stage performance at the age of 23, Ben made his London West End theatre debut at the Aldwych Theatre in 1967. After almost 15 years into the stage work, Ben made his Broadway debut, finally, in 1971 with the RSC.
Later, he played Mosca in Peter Hall’s production of Ben Jonson's Volpone for the Royal National Theatre, and also in Peter Brook's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
After years of involvement in stage theaters, Ben directed his talent to a bit different field of visual arts, i.e. film. He made his film debut in 1972 crime/drama film, 'Fear Is the Key'. Later, he played Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the BBCs historical drama 'The Love School' and also appeared in the TV miniseries Dickens of London the following year.
His major critical success came with Gandhi, a British-Indian epic historical drama film based on the life of the leader of India's non-violent movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He played Mohandas Gandhi, the protagonist in the film, and won his first Academy Award for Best Actor.
Apart from these, Kingsley's other accomplishments as an actor include Turtle Diary, Maurice, Pascali's Island, Without a Clue as Dr. Watson, etc. Moreover, he also appeared in Sexy Beast as Don Logan, Schindler’s list as Itzhak Stern and in Iron man 3 as Trevor Slattery.
Talking about Kingsley's love life, he is a married man and is currently married to Daniela Lavender, a Brazilian actress. The couple got married at Eynsham Hall, in North Leigh, Oxfordshire.
Besides, his current relationship, he has been 3 other marital bonds in the past. From his three marriages, he has four children: Thomas Bhanji and Jasmin Bhanji, with actress Angela Morant; and Edmund Kingsley and Ferdinand, with Alison Sutcliffe. Later, he married Alexandra Christmann, however, none of the relationships worked for him as he ended up divorcing all his 3 wives.
Talking about awards received by Ben Kingsley, he received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word or Nonmusical Recording for The Words of Gandhi. Likewise, he was also honored with the Indian civilian honor Padma Shri.
Similarly, Ben was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was followed by a Fellowship Award at The Asian Awards in London in 2013.
Ben Kingsley has earned` a huge amount of money from his professional career. As an Oscar-winning television personality, he has several sources of income and is paid well in terms of salary. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $60million. Besides, his Mercedes worth $125000 is also a part of his net worth.