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SRK - King of Bollywood Trivia Quiz


A recent visit by Shah Rukh Khan to Melbourne, which generated a lot of media attention, spurred me to find out more about the amazing career of the man they call King Khan.

A multiple-choice quiz by looney_tunes. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
looney_tunes
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
399,866
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
291
Last 3 plays: Guest 152 (7/10), bernie73 (3/10), Guest 115 (3/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In his early career, Shah Rukh Khan's performances were often described as energetic and athletic. Indeed, he took up acting because he was forced to stop playing sports because of an injury to what part of his body? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Shah Rukh Khan's made his television debut in 1989. What was the name of this series? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1991, Shah Rukh Khan changed his mind about the most appropriate medium for his career, and moved from television to film. What incident in his personal life did he cite as the motivation for the change, which involved moving from Delhi to Mumbai? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The 1993 film 'Baazigar' ('Gambler') earned Shah Rukh Khan his first (but far from last) Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Which of these would best describe his character, Ajay Sharma? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What was controversial about Shah Rukh Khan's 1993 film 'Maya Memsaab' (translated into English as 'Maya: The Enchanting Illusion')? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the middle of the 1990s, Shah Rukh Khan started to play more romantic leads. Which of his films, originally released in 1995, was still running in cinemas over 20 years later? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the early years of the 21st century, Shah Rukh Khan turned to more serious dramatic roles. In which of these does he play the coach of the Indian women's national hockey team? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 'My Name is Khan' (2010), what event causes massive disruption to the happy marriage of Rizwan Khan and his Hindu wife? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In the second decade of the 21st century, Shah Rukh Khan had reached a superstar status that made his appearance as himself in films seem plausible. In the 2010 film 'Shahrukh Bola "Khoobsurat Hai Tu"' ('Shahrukh Said "You are Beautiful"'), where does the central figure meet him? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. When the Indian Premier League (a cricket competition commonly called the IPL) was set up in 2008, the ownership of the eight original teams was put up for auction, and Shah Rukh Khan was part of a consortium that purchased the Kolkata team. They chose their team name in reference to a US television series that originally aired in the 1980s. What is the team name? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In his early career, Shah Rukh Khan's performances were often described as energetic and athletic. Indeed, he took up acting because he was forced to stop playing sports because of an injury to what part of his body?

Answer: Shoulder

At his school in Delhi during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Shahrukh (his birth name, but his preferred way of writing it was as Shah Rukh) Khan excelled in both hockey (field hockey, not on ice) and football (aka soccer), and was planning to choose between the two in pursuing a professional career before a shoulder injury meant that was no longer an option.

He replaced sports with dramatics, and modelled his performances on those of the Bollywood stars of the day. While earning his bachelors degree in economics (1985-1988), he also spent much of his time working with the Theatre Action Group, and shortly after enrolling for a masters degree in mass communications, he made acting his full time career.
2. Shah Rukh Khan's made his television debut in 1989. What was the name of this series?

Answer: Fauji

His first starring role was intended to be in the series 'Dil Dariya', but production delays in that series meant his first appearance was as Lieutenant Abhimanyu Rai in 'Fauji' ('Soldier'), a series about army commandos in training. The series director found Khan's on-camera presence to be so appealing (and the audience agreed) that the part grew from being just one of the members of the unit to being the lead.

He attracted a young demographic that was much sought after, and this success led to a number of other television appearances, including the other shows listed in the incorrect answers.
3. In 1991, Shah Rukh Khan changed his mind about the most appropriate medium for his career, and moved from television to film. What incident in his personal life did he cite as the motivation for the change, which involved moving from Delhi to Mumbai?

Answer: The death of his mother

Shah Rukh was raised as a Muslim, and continues to practice that religion. He and his wife Gauri had been seeing each other since 1984, leading to their marriage in a Hindu ceremony in October 1991, about six months after the move to Mumbai. Their first child was not born until 1997.

It was the death of his mother that he has said led to his decision to move to another city and throw himself into a new style of acting there. He quickly obtained parts in several films, and made his film debut as the second lead in 'Deewana' ('Crazy'), released in 1992.

It was a big hit, and SRK received the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance.
4. The 1993 film 'Baazigar' ('Gambler') earned Shah Rukh Khan his first (but far from last) Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Which of these would best describe his character, Ajay Sharma?

Answer: Anti-hero

Ajay Sharma is a young man seeking revenge for his father's death. In pursuit of this goal, he murders the daughter of the former employee who was responsible for making his father lose his company, an event which was soon followed by his mother losing her mind, and his father dying of a heart attack.

There is a lot of complicated manoeuvring as Ajay regains control of the company and is pursued by the younger sister of the woman he killed before he manages to kill the man who destroyed his father and die in his mother's arms.

This was only one of the villainous roles he undertook at this time, receiving several nominations for the Filmfare Best Villain Award, which he won for his portrayal of an obsessed lover in the 1994 film 'Anjaam'. These roles were considered a risky way to start a Bollywood career, but they paid off!
5. What was controversial about Shah Rukh Khan's 1993 film 'Maya Memsaab' (translated into English as 'Maya: The Enchanting Illusion')?

Answer: It had a nude scene.

This mystery/drama based on Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary' stars Deepa Sahi as the woman stifled by her marriage to an older man who seeks excitement with a series of lovers, one of whom is Lalit, played by SRK. The nude scene between the lovers was censored by the Central Board of Film Certification before the film could be released, but what remained still caused a deal of controversy, and the film was one of his few that have been less than successful at the box office.
6. In the middle of the 1990s, Shah Rukh Khan started to play more romantic leads. Which of his films, originally released in 1995, was still running in cinemas over 20 years later?

Answer: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride)

The directorial debut of Aditya Chopra was only one of the seven films SRK released in 1995, but it was by far the most successful, achieving both commercial and critical success (including his second Filmfare Best Actor Award). It follows Raj (SRK) and Simran (Kajol), two young Indians living in London who take a trip across Europe with some friends, and find themselves falling on love, despite the fact that Simran has been promised in marriage to Kuljeet, the son of a friend of her father. The tension between their desire to uphold traditional family values and their love for each other clearly struck a responsive chord. SRK was not the first choice for the role - the original concept had involved an American man and an Indian woman, with Tom Cruise the director's first choice for the part. However, he was convinced to change the concept to involve two non-resident Indians, a group which was seen as potentially creating a large market for the film.

The incorrect options were also SRK romantic roles, but not released in 1995 (and none had the screening staying power of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'). He has identified the part of Sunil, the love-struck musician in 1994's comedy-drama 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' as being his personal favourite role.
7. In the early years of the 21st century, Shah Rukh Khan turned to more serious dramatic roles. In which of these does he play the coach of the Indian women's national hockey team?

Answer: Chak De! India (Go For It! India)

Somewhat based on the 2004 film 'Miracle', about the US men's ice hockey team winning a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics, the 2007 film 'Chak De! India' used as its focus the 2002 women's field hockey victory in the Commonwealth Games. SRK, a former captain of the men's national team who had lost his position after a terrible performance against the Pakistani team, takes on the task of forming his squabbling squad into a winning team.

The part was a sort of a return to his roots for SRK - he was a keen hockey player in his youth, before turning to acting.

It was unusual for a Bollywood film, with no singing or dancing, and no female star - all 16 team members were given equal billing.
8. In 'My Name is Khan' (2010), what event causes massive disruption to the happy marriage of Rizwan Khan and his Hindu wife?

Answer: The 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001

Rizwan Khan (SRK), a Muslim living in San Francisco with his brother, has a happy marriage with Mandira (Kajol) and her son from a previous relationship until the events of 9/11 create a rising hostility in the community against Muslims. When Mandira's son is kicked to death by bullies, she feels that Rizwan was to blame, as it only happened because they had taken on his last name. To expiate his guilt, he undertakes a trip across the USA to try and spread the message that not all Muslims are terrorists. It takes time (his chant of "My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist" at a rally for President Bush being misheard as "My name is Khan and I am a terrorist" led to some time in jail), but he does eventually meet President-elect Obama, and fulfil his quest. SRK earned his eighth Filmfare Award for Best Actor for this role, based on a true story.

As part of the promotion for this film, Khan and Kajol rang the opening bell on the NASDAQ stock exchange on 1 February 2010 - the first Indian movie stars to do so.
9. In the second decade of the 21st century, Shah Rukh Khan had reached a superstar status that made his appearance as himself in films seem plausible. In the 2010 film 'Shahrukh Bola "Khoobsurat Hai Tu"' ('Shahrukh Said "You are Beautiful"'), where does the central figure meet him?

Answer: He is in a car that stops where she is selling flowers.

Laali (Preetika Chawla) is a superfan of SRK, and is thrilled when he is in a car that pulls up at the light where she is selling flowers, and asks for some. She nearly faints from excitement, but he catches her, and tells her she is beautiful. She spends the rest of the film trying to convince everyone that it actually happened, and living in the expectation that he will rescue her from her humdrum life.
10. When the Indian Premier League (a cricket competition commonly called the IPL) was set up in 2008, the ownership of the eight original teams was put up for auction, and Shah Rukh Khan was part of a consortium that purchased the Kolkata team. They chose their team name in reference to a US television series that originally aired in the 1980s. What is the team name?

Answer: Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders quickly became a team with a big fan base, because of the celebrity owners, who maintained a high profile. Shah Rukh Khan has performed several times at the opening ceremonies for the IPL season. The owners have also invested financially in the team, providing the funds to purchase valuable players at the annual player auctions that establish which overseas players will be available for each team.

After a slow start in the early years, Kolkata have become quite successful, winning the IPL competition in 2012 and again in 2014, when they set what was then the record for the most consecutive wins in the IPL, with 14 consecutive victories. SRK attends many of their matches - since each season only lasts for less than two months, this still leaves him plenty of time for his media work.
Source: Author looney_tunes

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