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Yash Chopra

Indian film director, script writer and film producer

Yash Chopra is ...


Born 27 September 1932 in Lahore
Died 21 October 2012 in Mumbai
Age 80 years, 1 months
Cause Dengue fever

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship India
Manner of death natural causes
Sibling Baldev Raj Chopra
Spouse Pamela Chopra
Child Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film producer, artist and producer
Awards Filmfare Awards, Legion of Honour, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan and National Film Awards

About Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra was a visionary filmmaker who transformed the Indian film industry with his innovative storytelling and cinematic techniques. Born on September 27, 1932, in Lahore, British India, Chopra began his career as an assistant director in the late 1950s and went on to become one of the most celebrated directors, scriptwriters, and producers in Indian cinema.

Chopra's films were known for their lavish sets, melodious music, and intricate plots that explored themes of love, family, and tradition. He was a master of the romantic genre and his films, such as "Kabhi Kabhie," "Silsila," and "Dil To Pagal Hai," are considered classics of Indian cinema.

Chopra was also a pioneer in introducing new technologies and techniques to Indian cinema. He was one of the first directors to use sync sound and to shoot abroad, which gave his films a more international appeal. He also experimented with different camera angles and lighting to create a distinct visual style.

Chopra's contributions to Indian cinema were recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor in Indian cinema. He was also the founder of Yash Raj Films, one of the most successful production houses in India.

Chopra passed away on October 21, 2012, at the age of 80, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire and influence filmmakers in India and around the world.


- "Yash Chopra: The King of Romance." Rolling Stone India, 21 October 2019,

- "Yash Chopra: The Man Who Redefined Romance in Indian Cinema." The Indian Express, 21 October 2019,

- "Yash Chopra: The Master of Romance." The Hindu, 21 October 2019,

About Death

Yash Chopra died of Dengue Fever on 21 October 2012.

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