Actors of Indian Descent: British Asian Actors, Ben Kingsley, Parminder Nagra, Rashi Bunny, Padma Lakshmi, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 168 pages
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Chapters: British Asian Actors, Ben Kingsley, Parminder Nagra, Rashi Bunny, Padma Lakshmi, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rhona Mitra, Archie Panjabi, Naveen Andrews, Ayesha Dharker, Art Malik, Shobna Gulati, Riz Ahmed, Nina Wadia, Raji James, Preeya Kalidas, Sacha Dhawan, Pooja Shah, Mathew Bose, Seeta Indrani, Deepak Verma, Arjun Mathur, Afshan Azad, Ronny Jhutti, Mina Anwar, Sheetal Sheth, Sarita Choudhury, Vineeta Rishi, Kavi Raz, Sunetra Sarker, Bindya Solanki, Inder Manocha, Marc Elliott, Shobu Kapoor, Anjali Jay, Nitin Ganatra, Ameet Chana, Rebecca Hazlewood, Kulvinder Ghir, Sarita Khajuria, Himesh Patel, Navin Chowdhry, Ravi Kapoor, Ben Jones, Hajaz Akram, Indira Joshi, Edmund Kingsley, Stephen Rahman-Hughes. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 167. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji (Gujarati: ); 31 December 1943) is an English actor. He has won Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary (nee Goodman), an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a medical doctor. Kingsley's father was born in Kenya of Gujarati Indian descent; Kingsley's paternal grandfather was a spice trader who had moved from India to Zanzibar, where Kingsley's father lived until moving to England at the age of 14. Ben Kingsley's mother, born out of wedlock, was "loath to speak of her background"; she was the daughter of an English mother who worked in the garment district of East London, and a father who was believed by the family to have been a Russian or German Jew. Kingsley grew up in P...More: http: //

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