Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra's Profile

Full Name :

Yash Chopra

Other Name's :

Yash Chopra



Date of Birth :

27th September 1932



Height :


Born Place :

Jalandhar in Punjab, India


Director and Producer

Personal Details

  • Mother's : -
  • Father's : -
  • Sibling's : Baldev Raj Chopra, Dharam Chopra
  • Education : Doaba College, Jalandhar
  • Residence : -
  • Spouse : Pamela Chopra (m. 19702012)
  • Children's : Aditya Chopra , Uday Chopra

Started His Film Career:  As an assistant to I. S. Johar, and then for his director-producer brother, Baldev Raj Chopra.

Debut Film: Yash Chopra made his Directorial debut with the film Dhool Ka Phool in year 1959.

Film Production House: In the year 1970 Yash Raj Chopra set up his own film production house Yash Raj Films and Daag in 1973 was the first movie under this banner.

Upcoming Films: Roadside Romeo in 2008, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, Next in 2009.

As a Director

Veer-Zaara in 2004, Dil To Pagal Hai in 1997, Darr in 1993, Lamhe in 1991, Chandni in 1989, Faasle in 1985, Mashaal in 1984, Silsila in 1981, Kaala Patthar in 1979, Trishul in 1978, Kabhi Kabhie in 1976, Deewar in 1975, Joshila in 1973, Daag in 1973, Ittefaq in 1969, Aadmi Aur Insaan in 1969, Waqt in 1965, Dharmputra in 1961, Dhool Ka Phool in 1959.

As a Producer

Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic in 2008, Tashan in 2008, Aaja Nachle in 2007, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag in 2007, Chak De India in 2007, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in 2007, Ta Ra Rum Pum in 2007, Kabul Express in 2006, Dhoom 2 in 2006, Fanaa in 2006, Neal N Nikki in 2005, Salaam Namaste in 2005, Bunty Aur Babli in 2005, Veer-Zaara in 2004, Dhoom in 2004, Hum Tum in 2004, Saathiya in 2002, Mohabbatein in 2000, Dil To Pagal Hai in 1997, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995, Yeh Dillagi in 1994, Darr in 1993, Lamhe in 1991, Chandni in 1989, Silsila in 1981, Kaala Patharin 1979, Nooriein 1979, Doosra Aadmiin 1977, Kabhi Kabhiein 1976, Daag in 1973.


National Award for "Best Film for Providing popular and Wholesome Entertainment":
Veer-Zaara in 2004
Dil To Pagal Hai in 1997
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995
Darr in 1994
Chandni in 1989
Dharmputra in 1962, President's Gold Medal

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

  • In July 2008 He was honoured with the 'Legion d'Honneur'-- the highest French civilian award.
  • In year 2001 Yash Chopra was conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award which is the top most award of Indian film industry.
  • Yash Raj Chopra is the Vice President of the Film Producers’ Guild of India.
  • He is on the Advisory Board of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry of the Government of India.
  • Founder Trustee of Film Industry Welfare Trust.
  • Only Indian Film Producer and Director to receive the BBC Asia Awards for two times in year 1998 and 2001.
  • Honoured with the Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Millennium Lifetime Achievement in 2001.
  • Awarded with various recognitions by top houses of Indian industries like CII in Confederation of Indian Industry, NAASCOM in National Association of Software and Service Companies) and AIAI in All India Association of Industries).