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Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra is an Indian film director. He is the founder of the Yash Raj Films.


Legendary producer Yash Chopra passed away on 21 October 2012. He was suffering with Dengue and was receiving treatment at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Yash Chopra has recently directed 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', which he declared it as his last movie as a director.

Professional Career

Yash Chopra is an accomplished film director.


  • Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
  • Kabhi Kabhi
  • Silsila
  • Dil Toh Pagal Hai
  • Veer Zaara
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Dhool Ka Phool

Yash Chopra made his directorial debut in the 1959 film Dhool Ka Phool.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

After a break of eight years, Yash Chopra has made his directorial comeback in 2012. The movie is titled 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. A poster was released in September 2012 with a urdu poem on it. The lyrics of the poem was written by Aditya Chopra. The lyrics were translated into English by film director Shah Rukh Khan who was also the lead actor in the movie.

The movie is slated to be released on Diwali of 2012 - November 13, 2012.

Film director Karan Johan said that Jab Tak Hai Jaan is probably Yash Chopra's last film.


On 27 September 2012, Yash Chopra confirmed that Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be his last movie as a director and that he will retiring after it. In his conversation with Shah Rukh Khan, Chopra said, "Bahut ho gaya abhi. My heart says its enough now. I will not direct any other film after Jab Tak Hain Jaan. I have got a lot of love in all these years. I think now the time has come to pay back. I want to help directors, actors, technicians who I could not help all these years,"


Yash Chopra has won the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Movie four times each. The Government of India has honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

Personal Biography

Yash Chopra is married to Pamela Chopra. The couple have two sons Aditya and Uday. Aditya Chopra is also a film director. Uday Chopra is an assistant director turned actor.

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Oscar winning lyricist Gulzar was facilitated with the lifetime achievement award at the on going Mumbai Film Festival.

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