Happy Birthday! Ben Kingsley Turns 72 Today


Happy birthday, Ben Kingsley! The actor is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.

Kingsley cemented his place in geek culture when he played Trevor Slattery, the not-Mandarin (spoiler-alert!) in Iron Man 3. Anyone who has followed the actor knows that he is well-known and respected for several of his other 125+ roles. Some of his notable films include Shutter Island, Hugo, Schindler's List, and earlier this year he starred opposite Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in the sci-fi thriller Self/less.

In 1983, Kingsley won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the self-titled biopic.

Prior to his acting fame, Kingsley went by his real name, Krishna Pandit Bhanji, but ultimately changed it to help advance his acting career.


Happy birthday, Ben Kingsley!