Ben Kingsley's father was an Hindu native of India. Ben Kingsley's mother was a Russian Jew.
Ben Kingsley was a Quaker.
Ben Kingsley received the Best Actor Academy Award for his starring role in the film Gandhi (1982).
From: "Religious Affiliations of Celebrities" page in "Celebrity Religion" section of "Religion Facts" website (http://www.religionfacts.com/celebrities/religions_of_celebrities.htm; viewed 26 April 2007):
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Celebrity: Ben Kingsley
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Though perhaps best known for portraying the Hindu saint Gandhi, Kingsley is a member of the Religious Society of Friends. - Quakernet.org [link to: http://www.quakernet.org/MonthlyMeetings/PennValley/quakeroscars.html]