TIL Krishna Pandit Bhanji of Gujarati Indian descent changed his name due to British racism hampering his career and started as Ben Kingsley. by whatilearned June 28, 2021, 1:57 am Read more: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Kingsley What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote benBhanjiBritishcareerchangeddescentdueGujaratihamperingindianKingsleyKrishnaPanditracismstartedTILToday I learned See more Previous article Secondhand Smoke Derails Quit-Smoking Efforts Secondhand smoke may foster nicotine cravings and make it harder for cigarette smokers to quit. Next article Teenage Girls Get Tans Despite Cancer Risk Large numbers of teenage girls are still using tanning beds or sunbathing outdoors despite repeated warnings from doctors that too much exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancer, a new survey shows. 8 Comments Leave a Reply Omg. And I always thought when they had him play Gandhi it was some racist bullshit because he was white. Except… he’s Indian… and white. TIL. Log in to Reply It’s like the black school board guy in Perris California, he ran with a Hispanic name and did not show his face till voting was over. Alot of people in the city were mad they voted for him just off his name. This was back in the early 2000s late 90s. Log in to Reply one of my fav actors… thanks for posting this!! Log in to Reply Thank goodness he turned down the starring role in CLEAVER! Log in to Reply UK doesn’t have a racism problem /s Log in to Reply Fun fact, white actor Fisher Stevens is not Indian! Log in to Reply It’s Trevor, the act-tor. Log in to Reply Not true at all. Another clown throwing out false racism accusations. He changed his name because he thought his name could hamper his career. Nothing racist about it. Get a life. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.