Gandhi is an epic biographical drama film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. The movie covers Gandhi’s life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. The film dominated the Oscars in 1983 with the victory of eight statues including the Oscar for Best Film. Among the numerous awards we also remember: five Golden Globes, five Bafta Awards and three Italian David di Donatello Awards.
As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983, he also won four Bafta Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park.