Sir Ben Kingsley will be receiving the Fellowship Award at this year’s Asian’s Awards, which is hosted in the United Kingdom.
Born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, Kingsley was born to an English mother and a Gujarati father. He changed his name early in his career as a stage actor.
Kingsley is being honored for his contributions to cinema. His five-decade-long career has included awards from the Oscars, Grammys, British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild awards. In 1984, he received the Padma Sri from Indira Gandhi and the government of India.
“Ben Kingsley is without a doubt one of the most accomplished actors of Asian descent and we are incredibly proud and excited to celebrate the remarkable career of such an outstanding individual,” said Paul Sagoo, founder of the Asian Awards.
Last year, the late Ravi Shankar received the Fellowship Award. (end)