Yash Raj Chopra (Hindi: यश चोपड़ा, born 27 September 1932) is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and the most successful producer of Bollywood date in India. Waqt, Deewar, Lamhe, Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Veer-Zaara are some of the highly successful movies which Yash Chopra made. He is the founder of Yash Raj Films, India's largest film production company.
Chopra was born to Vilayati Raj Chopra in village rahon of nawanshahar shaheed bhagat singh ngar (now in india) in a Hindu, Punjabi family. He was the youngest of the eight children.
Yash initially worked as an assistant to I. S. Johar, and then for his director-producer brother, B.R. Chopra. Baldev Raj gave him his first directorial opportunity in Dhool Ka Phool. Later he set up his own movie production company, Yash Raj Films.
Dag (1973) was Yash's first movie under Yash Raj banner.
His string of hits with Amitabh made him one of the golden directors who had a special working relationship with Amitabh Bachchan ( Ramesh Sippy , Prakash Mehra, Manmohan Desai, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee being the other four).
Yash and his wife, Pamela, have two sons: Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra. Aditya is a film director and manages most of Yash Rāj Production House. Uday is an actor; (he received his first break in Aditya's Mohabbatein).