Yash Chopra was born on 27 September, 1932 in Lahore (British India).
He was passionate about filmmaking from a young age and assisted I S Johar and B R Chopra, his elder brother, before setting up his own production house.
His first directorial venture is the 1959 social drama ‘Dhool Ka Phool.’
His 1961 hit ‘Dharmaputra’ bagged the National award for Best Feature Film.
The 1965 blockbuster hit ‘Waqt’ is considered to be Chopra’s breakthrough movie. This multi-starrer brought the concept of ‘bichde hue’ siblings to Bollywood.
In 1971, Chopra founded his own company ‘Yash Raj Films’, thus terminating the collaboration between him and his brother BR Chopra.
Chopra made many successful cult classics like ‘Dewaar’ and ‘Trishul’ that gave Amitabh Bachchan his most famous moniker ‘the angry young man’.
Although Chopra started off with social drama and revenge sagas, he is widely known for being the undisputed king of romance.
He directed Bollywood’s epic romances ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ and ‘Silsila’.
Yash has two sons with wife Pamela- Aditya, who is also a director, and Uday, who is an actor.
A typical Yash Raj heroine wears sexy chiffon saris, has her hair flowing in the wind, as she dances around trees in exotic places.
He was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2005.
Some of his famous movies include- 'Chandni', 'Lamhe', 'Darr', 'Dil Toh Paagal hai' and so on.
He is said to have been a huge fan of the movies ‘Mother India’ and ‘Sangam’.
His last movie as a director is the SRK starrer ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ that is releasing on 13 November, 2012.
He had announced his retirement from directing movies earlier this year.
The ‘king of romance’ loved Kashmir and Switzerland and most of his movies are shot there.
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