Yash Chopra was an Indian director, film producer, and writer who is remembered for being one of the most influential people of the Indian film industry who worked on several award-winning films like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Chak De India, Veer Zaara, Deewaar, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Chandni.
He was born on September 27, 1932.
Yash Chopra died on October 21, 2012, at the age of 80 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India following multiple organ failure due to Dengue fever.
- Usually worked on romantic movies
- Thick eyebrows
Yash Chopra Favorite Things
- Film Directed By Him – Ittefaq, Daag, Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Lamhe, Mashaal
- Shooting Spot – Switzerland
Yash Chopra Facts
- He founded the film production and distribution company, Yash Raj Film in 1970.
- Yash Chopra once described himself as a sentimental person.
- His critically acclaimed romantic drama film, Veer-Zaara, was released in 2004 and it bagged several awards including Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, National Film Award, and Screen Award.
- Regarding Veer-Zaara, he once said, “…Veer-Zaara (2004) is a humble tribute to my home in Punjab. It’s my tribute to the one-ness of people on both sides of the border. Every religion preaches peace. Then why the bloodshed for the sake of religion? Why are we destroying each other?”.
- Yash Chopra admired playback singer and had also worked with her on several projects.
- He preferred old-styled movies to modern movies.
- A lake in the Alpenrausch, a shooting spot, has been named in his honor as ‘Chopra Lake’.
- Some prominent actors that he used to frequently cast in his films included , , Waheeda Rehman, , Raakhee, and .
- The government of India honored Yash Chopra with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and with the Padma Bhushan in 2005.
- In 2006, he was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Facts of Yash Raj Chopra
- Gender Male
- full nameYash Raj Chopra
- middle nameRaj
- birthplaceLahore, Punjab, British India (Later: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan)
- Date of Birth September 27, 1932
- Age 89 years 3 months
- Horoscope Libra
- Lucky Number 6
- Lucky Stone Peridot
- Lucky Color Blue
- Best Match for Marriage Gemini
- net worth$50 Million
- professionDirector, Film Producer, Writer
- weight70 kg or 154.5 lbs
- height5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
- hair colorGray
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildAverage
- collegeDoaba College
- fatherVilayati Raj Chopra
- brothersBaldev Raj Chopra, Dharam Raj Chopra