Yash Raj Chopra (27 September 1932 - 21 October 2012)

Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer. He began his career as an assistant director to I.S. Johar and his elder brother, B.R. Chopra. With a successful directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959, the Chopra brothers made several more movies together during the late fifties and sixties.

Yash Chopra rose to prominence after his commercially and critically successful drama, Waqt (1965).

He started his own production house in 1973 and launched it with Daag: A Poem of Love (1973). 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).

Yash Chopra was one of those directors who could bring out emotions from each and every soul. Unfortunately, he is no more among us but with his contribution to Bollywood we have all reasons to celebrate his 81st birthday today.

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Yash Chopra Awards

National Film Award (Producer)

  • 1990, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Chandni
  • 1994, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Darr
  • 1996, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • 1998, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Dil To Pagal Hai
  • 2005, National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Veer-Zaara
  • 1990, President's Gold Medal for best Hindi Film, Dharmputra

Filmfare Awards

  • 1965, Filmfare Best Director Award, Waqt
  • 1969, Filmfare Best Director Award, Ittefaq
  • 1973, Filmfare Best Director Award, Daag
  • 1975, Filmfare Best Director Award, Deewar
  • 1991, Filmfare Best Movie Award, Lamhe
  • 1995, Filmfare Best Movie Award, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • 1997, Filmfare Best Movie Award, Dil To Pagal Hai
  • 2004, Filmfare Best Movie Award, Veer-Zaara
  • 2006, Filmfare Power Award
  • 2007, Filmfare Power Award
  • 2008, Filmfare Power Award
  • 2013, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

Apsara Awards

  • 2008, Outstanding Contribution Indian Cinema
  • 2008, Apsara Award for Best Film, Chak De! India

IIFA Awards

  • 2005 , IIFA Award for Best Director, Veer-Zaara
  • 2005 , IIFA Award for Best Movie, Veer-Zaara
  • 2008, IIFA Awards for Best Movie, Chak De! India

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