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FactHas lived in Dharamsala, India since the 1959 failed uprising in Tibet.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on July 6, 1935, in Taktser, Amdo, Tibet. His parents were farmers, and he was the youngest of 16 siblings. He began his education at the age of six, and at age 23, he was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest degree in Tibetan Buddhism. In 1959, he fled to India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet. He has since been living in exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and has been working to preserve Tibetan culture and promote human rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

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Full Name14th Dalai Lama
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Lama, Politician, Philosopher, Author


ParentsDiki Tsering, Choekyong Tsering
SiblingsGyalo Thondup, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Jetsun Pema, Tenzin Choegyal, Lobsang Samden, Tsering Dolma


AwardsNobel Peace Prize, Templeton Prize, Congressional Gold Medal, Honorary degree, World Security Annual Peace Award, International Freedom Conductor Award, Four Freedoms Award, Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award, International League for Human Rights A...
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

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1[on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign] I see another Hitler [Adolf Hitler] in the making. If American people vote for Trump, it will be the end of great American civilization.
2Getting older is its own beauty: more experience to share with other people. If you age but then still feel bitter because you are not able to do lots of things you could when you were young, that is silly, unrealistic.
3Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and this effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
4[on the influence of Facebook and Twitter] It depends on how you use them. If the person, himself or herself, has a certain inner strength, a certain confidence, there is no problem. But if an individual's mind is weak, then there is more confusion. You can't blame technology. It depends on the use of technology.
5[on his impression of China's President Xi Jinping, 2014] He is courageously tackling corruption, quite effectively. Fearlessly. But real development must take place in rural areas. It is not a solution to build new, big cities.
6Censorship is an unrealistic method that actually develops distrust and suspicion. The Chinese judicial system must be lifted up to the international standard of judiciary systems. Then these one billion people can have some kind of protection.
7I told President Obama the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party are missing a part of the brain - the part that contains common sense.


1Born to Choekyong and Diki Tsering, wealthy farmers, he was one of sixteen and the fifth eldest of nine surviving children.
2Has lived in Dharamsala, India since the 1959 failed uprising in Tibet.
3Loves photography and develops his own photographs.
4Has a hobby of collecting and repairing watches.
5Chosen to be the godfather of Richard Gere's and Carey Lowell's child.




Looking for God2000
Ethics for the New Millennium1999


Tao of Peace2010Documentary mental support


Outrider2015Documentary very special thanks
The Nightingale of Tibet2012special thanks
The Curse of Blanchard Hill2006Video special thanks
Tibetan Refugee2004Video documentary thanks - as His Holiness The Dalai Lama
The Yogis of Tibet2002Video documentary special thanks - as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Ashoka the Great2001acknowledgment - as His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Kundun1997acknowledgment - as His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Women of Tibet: The Buddha's Wife2016Documentary filming
State of Control2015Documentary completedHimself
The Letter2015/IIDocumentary shortHimself
Dalai Lama's Compassion in Action2014DocumentaryHimself
Andaaz2014TV SeriesHimself / Guest
Monk with a Camera2014DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dalai Lama Awakening2014DocumentaryHimself
Bringing Tibet Home2013DocumentaryThe Dalai Lama
Journey of the Heart: A Film on Heart Sutra2013Documentary
Road to Peace; Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet2012DocumentaryHimself
Souls of Zen2012DocumentaryHimself
Bergwelten2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Kreuz & Quer2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Talk im Hangar-72012TV SeriesHimself
Flipside: A Journey Into the Afterlife2012Documentary
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself (voice)
One World Concert2012TV MovieHimself
Susana Giménez2011TV SeriesHimself
MasterChef Australia2011TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Project Happiness2011DocumentaryHimself
Efter Tio2011TV SeriesHimself
Jan Pawel II: Szukalem Was...2011DocumentaryHimself
Nicky's Family2011DocumentaryHimself
Discover the Gift2010/IDocumentaryDalai Lama
Heaven in Exile2010DocumentaryDalai Lama
The Invocation2010DocumentaryHimself
2012: The True Mayan Prophecy2010DocumentaryHimself
Yoga for Beginners and Beyond2010VideoHimself
The Buddha2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (as His Holiness The Dalai Lama)
Larry King Live2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Journey from Zanskar2010Documentary
When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun2010DocumentaryHimself
Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche2010DocumentaryAppears
The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom2010DocumentaryHimself
Mustang: Journey of Transformation2009Documentary shortInterviewee
Serotonin Rising2009Himself
Woke Up Alive2009DocumentaryHimself
Focus TV Reportage2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Happiness Is2009DocumentaryHimself
Dalai Lama, Colombia2009Documentary voice
Beyond Our Differences2008DocumentaryHimself
Jesus in India2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - His Holiness the 4th Dalai Lama
Buddhistische Stille2008DocumentaryHimself
The Search for the Balanced Life2008Video documentaryHimself
Dancing in Amdo2008DocumentaryThe Dalai Lama
The Unwinking Gaze: The Inside Story of the Dalai Lama's Struggle for Tibet2008DocumentaryHimself
Berlin Mitte2008TV SeriesHimself
Die roten Drachen und das Dach der Welt2008DocumentaryHimself
We Can Change the World2008Documentary shortHimself
Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution2008Documentary
One Water2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tibetans. A Life in Exile2007Documentary
Odyssey: Driving Around the World2007TV SeriesHimself
Paroles - Abbé Pierre2007Video documentary
La nit al dia2007TV SeriesHimself
Na plovárne2007TV SeriesHimself
Dalai Lama Renaissance2007DocumentaryHimself
Not in God's Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama2007DocumentaryHimself
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Compassion as Source of Happiness2007Video documentaryHimself
On Life and Enlightenment: Principles of Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama2006Video documentaryHimself
Punainen lanka2006TV SeriesHimself
Sacred Tibet: The Path to Mount Kailash2006DocumentaryGuest Apperance
The Lost World of Tibet2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
BBC World Peacemaker Debate 12006TV MovieHimself
The Compassion Generation2006DocumentaryHimself
The Nomad Experience2006Video documentary
Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo - The Great Mother2006Documentary
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama2006DocumentaryHimself (as The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself
Ein Leben für Tibet - Der XIV. Dalai Lama2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beckmann2005TV SeriesHimself
Call It Karma2004DocumentaryHimself
Kumbh Mela: Songs of the River2004DocumentaryHimself
Dalai Lama: Discourse on the Heart Sutra2004Video documentaryHimself
Photosuisse - Manuel Bauer2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Peace One Day2004DocumentaryHimself
Monte Grande: What Is Life?2004DocumentaryHimself (as H.H. Tenzin Gyatso)
Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela2004DocumentaryHimself
What Remains of Us2004DocumentaryHimself
Tibetan Refugee2004Video documentaryHimself
Dalai Lama2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Discovering Buddhism2004Video documentaryHimself - Teacher
Himalaya with Michael Palin2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Tibet: El techo del mundo2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dreaming of Tibet2003Documentary
Prisma2003TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Time2003DocumentaryHimself
Little Monk2003Documentary shortHimself
Det forbudte landshold2003DocumentaryHimself
A Closer Walk2003DocumentaryHimself
Nòmades de la condició humana2003TV Series documentary
The Ring of the Buddha2002DocumentaryHimself (as His Holiness the Dalai Lama)
Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk2002Documentary
Cave in the Snow2002DocumentaryHimself
The Yogis of Tibet2002Video documentaryHimself (as Tenzin Gyatso His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama)
Der Frieden und sein Preis - Das Vermächtnis des Alfred Nobel2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Laureate 1989 (as 14. Dalai-Lama)
Power of Peace2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Universum2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 10 Commandments of Creativity2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dalai Lama - en levende gud2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gaia Symphony II1999DocumentaryHimself
Boulevard Bio1999TV SeriesHimself
Skutecny svet?1998DocumentaryHimself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself
In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese1998DocumentaryHimself
Karmapa - A Voyage on the Roof of the World1998DocumentaryHimself
Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity1998DocumentaryHimself
The Spirit1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Journey to Enlightenment1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Everyman1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Shadow Over Tibet: Stories in Exile1995DocumentaryHimself
The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus1994TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama)
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life1994DocumentaryHimself
A Parliament of Souls1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Compassion in Exile: The Life of the 14th Dalai Lama1993DocumentaryHimself
In Search of the Dead1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Heart of Tibet1991Video documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Walking After Midnight1988DocumentaryHimself
Ahimsa: Non-Violence1987DocumentaryHimself
Panorama1962TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

SPHINX: Genesis2015ShortHimself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself
Nostalgia Critic2014TV SeriesHimself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2012TV SeriesHimself
Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself
Free the Mind2012DocumentaryHimself
Den Sidste Rejse2011Himself
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest2011TV SeriesHimself
4:44 Last Day on Earth2011Himself (uncredited)
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Metaphysia 20122010DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Kyôiku terebi no gyakushû: Yomigaeru kyoshô no kotoba2009TV MovieHimself (as Darai Rama 14-sei)
Tibet, Tibet2008DocumentaryHimself
The Dalai Lama: Peace and Prosperity2008DocumentaryHimself
Neues aus der Anstalt2007TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Príbeh duhových bojovníku - Greenpeace2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Anno Domini1975TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1989Nobel Peace PrizeNobel Prize

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