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Yash Chopra
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Yash Chopra at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born (1932-09-27)September 27, 1932
Died October 21, 2012(2012-10-21) (aged 80)
Cause of death Multiple Organ Failure
Spouse(s) Pamela
Children Two sons :- Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra

Yash Raj Chopra (Hindi: यश चोपड़ा, 27 September 1932 - 21 October, 2012) is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and a highly successful Bollywood producer. Some of his successful movies are : Waqt , Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Lamhe, Chandni, Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Veer-Zaara. He is also the founder of Yash Raj Films.


Yash Chopra is undoubtedly India's most successful filmmaker. With a career spanning over five decades, he has been associated with almost 35 films, most of which have created box-office history.

He started out as an assistant to his brother and went on to direct 5 very successful films for his brother’s banner - B.R.Films. These were Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Dharmputra (1961), Waqt (1965), Ittefaq (1969) & Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969). He has wielded the baton, additionally, for 4 films made by other film companies - Joshila (1973), Deewaar (1975), Trishul (1978) & Parampara (1993). But his greatest repertoire of work has been around 30 films made under the auspices of his own company, YASH RAJ FILMS. Out of these, he has directed 12 films himself, while the others have been directed by younger directors – under his supervision and administrative acumen as one of India’s greatest producers.


Yash worked as an assistant for I. S. Chopra and later he was working for his brother, who was also in the movie industry, Baldev R. Chopra. Baldev provided Yash an opportunity to direct his first movie which was named as Dhool Ka Phool and was released in 1959. Yash later set up his own company under the name Yash Raj Films and the first movie to be released under this company was Daag in 1973.

Yash has produced more than 45 movies and has directed more than 20 movies, thus making him one of the most successful filmmaker/producer in India.


Filmfare Awards

Years Category Films Results
1965 Filmfare Best Director Award, Waqt Won
1969, Ittefaq Won
1973, Daag Won
1975 Deewar Won
1991 Filmfare Best Movie Award Lamhe Won
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Won
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Won
2004 Veer-Zaara Won
2006 Filmfare Power Award Won
2007 Won
2008 Won

National Film Awards

Years Category Films Results
1990 Best Popular Film Chandni Won
1994 Darr' Won
1996 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' Won
1998 Dil To Pagal Hai' Won
2005 Veer-Zaara' Won

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