Yash Chopra

Occupation: Director
Producer
Script Writer
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Years Active:1959–2012-
Died: 2012-10-21
Filmography:Dum Laga Ke Haisha Year :2015
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Year :2015
Daawat-e-Ishq Year :2014
Gunday Year :2014

Biography

Yash Raj Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema.Yash Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I. S. Johar and elder brother, B.R. Chopra. He made his directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959, a melodrama about illegitimacy, and followed it with the social dramaDharmputra (1961).
Encouraged by the success of both films, the Chopra brothers made several more movies together during the late fifties and sixties. Chopra rose to prominence after his commercially and critically successful drama, Waqt(1965), which pioneered the concept of ensemble casts in Bollywood.
In 1973, Chopra founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films, and launched it with Daag: A Poem of Love (1973), a successful melodrama about a polygamous man. His success continued in the seventies, with some of Indian cinema’s most successful and iconic films, including the action thriller Deewar (1975), which established Amitabh Bachchan as the leading actor in Bollywood; the romantic drama Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and Trishul (1978).
The period from late seventies to 1989 marked a professional setback in Chopra’s career; several films he produced or directed in that period failed to leave a mark at the Indian box office, notably Doosra Aadmi(1977), Mashaal (1984), Faasle (1985) and Vijay (1988). In 1989, Chopra directed the commercially and critically successful cult film Chandni, which became instrumental in ending the era of violent films in Bollywood and returning musicals.
Chopra directed and produced the cult classic Lamhe in 1991. Considered by critics and Chopra himself as his best work to date, the film became one of the biggest Bollywood hits in the overseas market, although underperforming at the domestic box office. In 1992 he directed Parampara which was critically panned and was a box office failure. Chopra followed it with the box-office hit and trend setter Darr (1993). StarringShahrukh Khan, it was a sympathetic look at obsessive love and defied the image of the conventional hero. -Chopra directed three more romantic films, all starring Khan; Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Veer-Zaara (2004), andJab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), before he announced his retirement from directing in 2012.
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DOB:September 27, 1932
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Nationality: Indian
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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