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Kamal ka Quiz

Last updated on: November 11, 2005 13:36 IST
One of India's finest ever actors, Kamal Haasan turned 51 on Monday.

After taking a look at our special The Kamal Haasan Phenomenon, check out how much you know about the iconic superstar.

1. What was the Tamil original for the movie Chachi 420?
a. Avvai Shanmugi
b. Sathi Leelavathi
c. Mahanadi

2. In which movie did Kamal Haasan play four roles?
a. Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
b. Michael Madana Kamarajan
c. Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Did you know? K Balachander gave Haasan all his big roles, starting with Apoorva Raagangal. He has played all kinds of characters, such as a ventriloquist in Antu Leni Katha, an underworld don in Nayagan, freedom-fighter in Indian, classical dancer in Saagara Sangamam, and a blind violinist in Raajaparvai.
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Did you know? Did you know? K Balachander gave Haasan all his big roles, starting with Apoorva Raagangal. He has played all kinds of characters, such as a ventriloquist in Antu Leni Katha, an underworld don in Nayagan, freedom-fighter in Indian, classical dancer in Saagara Sangamam, and a blind violinist in Raajaparvai.

3. For which movie was Haasan nominated as Best Actor and Supporting Actor for the Filmfare Awards?
a. Saagar
b. Ek Duje Ke Liye
c. Sadma

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Haasan has performed in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Some of his hits in other languages include Vishuvijayam, Rasaleela, Yeeta and Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha in Malayalam; Swathi Muthiyam and Saagara Sangamam in Telugu; and Saagar, Ek Duje Ke Liye and Chachi 420, in Hindi.

He will be making his Kannada comeback in Rama Shyama Bhama, remake of a Tamil movie called Sati Leelavati.

Correct!
Did you know? Haasan has performed in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Some of his hits in other languages include Vishuvijayam, Rasaleela, Yeeta and Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha in Malayalam; Swathi Muthiyam and Saagara Sangamam in Telugu; and Saagar, Ek Duje Ke Liye and Chachi 420, in Hindi.

He will be making his Kannada comeback in Rama Shyama Bhama, remake of a Tamil movie called Sati Leelavati.

4. How many times has Haasan won the National Award?
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Haasan has won the award three times, as Best Actor for the films Nayagan, Moonram Pirai, and Indian. Seven of his movies have been the official Indian entry for the Oscars. His movie Nayagan is on the Time list of the 100 top movies of all time. And yes, he has 18 Filmfare Awards in all.
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Did you know? Haasan has won the award three times, as Best Actor for the films Nayagan, Moonram Pirai, and Indian. Seven of his movies have been the official Indian entry for the Oscars. His movie Nayagan is on the Time list of the 100 top movies of all time. And yes, he has 18 Filmfare Awards in all.

5. Which of his films does not have a single dialogue?
a. Pushpak
b. Singaaravelan
c. Thevar Magan

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Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Kamal Haasan is a rationalist, atheist and activist but he is also a follower of Periyar E V Ramaswamy Naicker, one of the leading lights of the rationalist and Dravida movements in Tamil Nadu. He, along with his daughters Shruti and Akshara, have donated their eyes, and he has also offered his body for research after his death.

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Did you know? Kamal Haasan is a rationalist, atheist and activist but he is also a follower of Periyar E V Ramaswamy Naicker, one of the leading lights of the rationalist and Dravida movements in Tamil Nadu. He, along with his daughters Shruti and Akshara, have donated their eyes, and he has also offered his body for research after his death.

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