Release Date:8 December 1982 (USA). Genre:Biography / Drama. Tagline:His Triumph Changed The World Forever. Plot Outline:Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest. Plot Keywords:Biopic / Political Activism / No Opening Credits / Asia / British Colonial. Awards:Won 8 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 16 nominations.