Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra ranks as one of the most eminent personalities in the world of Hindi cinema, who hails from the city of Jalandhar in Punjab. Amongst the famed Jalandhar people, Yash Chopra is one of the most successful film makers with a career in the film industry that spans over more than fifty years. The films produced by him have created history in the box office and are popular throughout the world.

This producer-director was born on 27th September 1932 in the city of Jalandhar and started his career in the 1950s under the banner of brother's production company, B.R. Films. The 1959 blockbuster Dhool Ka Phool was the first film directed by him. Since then, Yash Chopra has directed several box office hits like Joshila, Daag, Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Trishul, Chandni, Darr, Dil to Pagal Hain and Veer Zaara. During the course of his career he also became a producer under the banner Yash Raj Films. Some of the big hits produced by him are Noorie, Yeh Dillagi, Mohabbatein, Saathiya, Hum Tum, Dhoom, Bunty aur Bubli and Dhoom 2. Yash Chopra has worked with most of the top superstars of Hindia cinema. His movies have been set in exotic locations in distant countries like Switzerland.

Yash Chopra has been honored with several awards from the Indian film industry as well as from different countries. The Swiss Government awarded him a special award for rediscovering Switzerland. The British Tourist Authority and British Film Commission awarded him the Certificate of Recognition. He received the BBC Asia Awards twice and is the only Indian to have been honored twice for his accomplishments. He was also the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Awards awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Presently, he is the member of the Advisory Board of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry of the Government of India and the Vice President of the Film Producers' Guild.

Yash Chopra is the proud father Aditya Chopra, a leading director of modern times, and Uday Chopra, an actor. His contribution to the film canvas and the world of entertainment remains incomparable.

Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012