Aditya Chopra – Bio, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Movies & Many More

By | March 19, 2021

Aditya Chopra is an Indian Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Distributor and the creative head of Yash Raj Films. He was born on 21 May 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Aditya Chopra is one of the most bankable names in the Indian entertainment and industry. He mainly works for Bollywood Film Industry.

Biography –

Personal Life :-

Full NameAditya Chopra
Date of birth21 May 1971
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (as in 2021)50 Years
Zodiac signGemini
ProfessionFilmmaker, Screenwriter, Director and Producer
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Listening Music
Address5, Shah Industrial Estate, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai- 400053
Years active1988- present

Physical State :-

HeightIn centimetres – 175 cm
In meters – 1.75 mIn feet inches – 5’5″
WeightIn kilograms – 85 Kg
In pounds – 187 Ibs
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourSalt & pepper

Money Factor :-

Net worth35-46 Crore 

Favourite Things :-

Favourite ActorRaj Kapoor
Favourite ActressRekha
Favourite FilmBollywood – Bobby (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Chupke chupke (1975)
Hollywood – When Harry Met Sally… (1989), old couple (1968), It’s a Wonderful life (1946)
Favourite SingerSonu Nigam
Favourite SportFootball
Favourite FoodBurundi Paav, Keema, Chicken Farcha
Favourite ColourYellow
Favourite BooksThe Fountain head by Ayn Rand, Kane And Abel by Jeffrey Archer, The firm by John Grisham
Favourite Authors/NovelistsSidney Sheldon, Ayn Rand, Jeffrey Archer

Relationships and More :-

Marital statusMarried
AffairsRani Mukerji
First WifePayal Khanna (m. 2001-2009)
Second WifeRani Mukerji (m. 2014-present)
Marriage Date21 April, 2014 (with Rani Mukerji)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Adira

Family Background –

He belongs to a Hindu Family. His father name is Yash Chopra, a filmmaker and His mother name is Pamela Chopra, a singer and Film producer. Aditya Chopra has a younger brother Uday Chopra, who is also an actor in the Hindi film industry. Through his father, Aditya Chopra is related to Karan Johar, Ravi Chopra, and Vidhu Vijod Chopra, who are all his first cousins, born to Yash Chopra’s sister Hiroo Johar, and qs B.R. Chopra, and D.N. Chopra, respectively. The actress Simi Garewal is his maternal Aunt.

Aditya Chopra – Rani Mukerji move into a new home : Bollywood News -  Bollywood Hungama

Family :-

FatherYash Chopra
MotherPamela Chopra 
BrotherUday Chopra

About Education Qualification –

He completed his formal education and acquired his Indian Certificate of Secondary Education from Bombay Scottish School. He graduated from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, where he was batch-mates and best friends with Karan Johar, Abhishek Kapoor and Anil Thadani.

Educational Qualification :-

SchoolBombay Scottish School, Mumbai
CollegeSydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

Personal Life :-

In 2001, he tied up the knot with his high school sweetheart Payal Khanna, but the couple got a divorce in 2009 after the rumors of Aditya Chopra’s affair with Rani Mukerji started surfacing. The couple had no Children. On 21 April 2014, he married his rumored girlfriend of many years, Rani Mukerji in a private wedding ceremony in Italy. Their first Child Adira Chopra was born in December 2015.

Career – 

As a Director :-

After assisting his Father Yash Chopra on the Sridevi starrer Lamhe (1991) and Chandni (1989), and Shahrukh Khan starrer Darr (1993), Aditya Chopra made his directorial debut with the mega-blockbuster film Dilwale dulhania le jayenge. The filmmaker who is the recipient of several National Awards and Filmmaker Awards has also directed movies like Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), and Befikre (2016). Produced and Written also by Aditya Chopra, Befikre is a modern take on love and relationships. 

He has directed many famous Hindi films like, Tiger Zinda Hai, Qaidi Band, Sultan, Fan, Kill Dill, Mardaani, Gunday, Dhoom 3, Shuddh Desi Romance, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, Ladies VS Ricky Bhai, Dil Bole Haddippa, Mere Brother ki Dulhan, Badmaash Company, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Chak De India, Dhoom 2, Fanaa, Dhoom, Veer-Zara, Mujhse Dosti Karoge etc. He has received many awards for Best Director.

As a Writer :-

The Filmmaker wrote his first script for Yash Raj Chopra’s Parampara, the movie failed miserably at the box office. He further wrote the screenplay and co-wrote the dialogues of his film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. He has been credited as a writer for many successful films starring Shah Rukh Khan like Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). He has also written screenplays and scripts for ‘new-age’ movies like Salaam Namaste, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Band Baaja Baraat, Ladies VS Ricky Bhai and Befikre. The superhit Dhoom trilogy starring Abhishek Bachchan as an Indian super-cop and Uday Chopra as his sidehick is also penned down by this multi-talented filmmaker.

As a Producer :-

In 1997, Aditya Chopra under his father’s banner, Yash Raj films produced Dil Toh Pagal Hai. After the blockbuster success of the romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra Produced Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, and Mujhse Dosti Karoge, both of the film’s starred his brother Uday Chopra but failed at the box office. In the year 2004, Aditya Chopra produced three films: Hum Tum, Veer Zaara and Dhoom. All of them were smashing hits at the Box office and recieved huge commercial and critical success.

In 2007, the film mogul produced the National Award – winning film Chak De! India, establishing YRF as a production house catering to all kind of cinema. In between 2007 and 2010, YRF suffered some major losses and released commercial flops one after the other. Movies like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007), Tashan (2008), Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008), Roadside Romeo (2008), and Pyaar Impossible (2010), all these movies failed to leave any impact amongst the audience. After the release of the crime comedy film Badmaash Company, the filmmaker took over as the Vice-president of Yash Raj films and produced films like Rocket Singh; Salesman of the Year, Band Baaja Baraat, Ladies VS Ricky Bahl, Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance, introducing fresh faces in the industry. 

In 2012 and 2013, Yash Raj films produced record-breaking commercial films starring the top three khan’s viz. Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger, Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3. In 2012, after the death of Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra was made the Chairman of YRF. Hereafter Aditya Chopra produced Gunday, Bewakoofiyaan, Mardaani, Dawaat-e-Ishq, and Kill Dill. Released in 2014, all the above mentioned films bombed at the Box office, 2015 saw YRF foray into non-commercial and offbeat cinema, with films like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!, and Titli. Replicating the success of Ek Tha Tiger! Aditya Chopra made the action-drama film Sultan, with Salman Khan in 2016. 

As a Chairman :-

After the death of his father Yash Chopra in October 2012, Aditya Chopra was elevated to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the company’s Studio wing. The company went for a soft-Launch on 3 January 2013. The company received angel investment by institutional Fund-raisers such as LIC of India, RNT Associates, Catamaran Ventures, Maruti Udyog, Premjilnvest and Unilazer Ventures. YRF was made open to Indian enterprises only and no FDI was accepted. YRF came out with more films, under the chairmanship of Chopra and the new management.

Controversy –

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on 14 June at his Mumbai home. The Mumbai police has so far questioned over 30 people in this entire case. These include Aditya Chopra, Rhea Chakraborty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mukesh Chhabra, Yash Raj Films casting director Shanu Sharma among many others, besides members of Sushant’s Family.

Filmography :-

In the year 1989

FilmCredited asNotes
ChandniExecutive Producer

In the year 1991

FilmCredited asNotes
LamheExecutive Producer

In the year 1993

FilmCredited asNotes
ParamparaWriter and Executive Producer
AainaWriter and Executive Producer
DarrExecutive Producer1 National Award & 2 Filmfare Award

In the year 1995

FilmCredited asNotes
Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeDirector and Writer1 National Award and 10 Filmfare Awards

In the year 1997

FilmCredited asNotes
Dil Toh Pagal HaiProducer and Writer

In the year 1998

FilmCredited asNotes
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)

In the year 1999

FilmCredited asNotes
Biwi No. 1DistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
MannDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)

In the year 2000

FilmCredited asNotes
Kahi Naa Pyaar HaiDistributor
YRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Dulhan Hum Ke JayengeDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
RefugeeDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
MohabbateinDirector and Writer

In the year 2001

FilmCredited asNotes
ZubeidaaDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Kabhi Khushi kabhi ghamDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)

In the year 2002

FilmCredited asNotes
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi HaiProducer/ Distributor
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!Producer/ Writer/ Distributor
SaathiyaProducer/ Distributor6 Filmfare Awards

In the year 2003

FilmCredited asNotes
Koi… Mil GayaDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
MaqboolDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Kal Ho Na HoDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)

In the year 2004

FilmCredited asNotes
Hum TumProducer/ Director1 National Award and 5 Filmfare Award
DhoomProducer/ Writer/ Distributor2 Filmfare Awards
Veer ZaaraProducer/ Writer/ Distributor1 National Award and 4 Filmfare Award

In the year 2005

FilmCredited asNotes
BlackDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
My Brother NikhilDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Bunty Aur BabliProducer/ Writer/ Distributor3 Filmfare Award
Mangal Pandey: The RisingDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Salaam NamasteProducer/ Writer/ Distributor
Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin MaraDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Neal ‘N’ NikkiProducer/ Distributor

In the year 2006

FilmCredited asNotes
FanaaProducer/ Writer/ Distributor3 Filmfare Awards
KrishhDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Kabhi Alvida Na kehnaDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Dhoom 2Producer/ Writer/ Distributor
Kabul ExpressProducer/ Distributor

In the year 2007

FilmCredited asNotes
Ta Ra Rum PumProducer/ Distributor
Chak De! IndiaProducer/ Distributor1 National Award and 1 Filmfare Award
Laaga Chunari Mein DaagProducer/ Distributor
Aaja NachleProducer/ Writer/ Distributor

In the year 2008

FilmCredited asNotes
Thoda Pyaar Thoda MagicProducer/ Distributor
Bachna Ae HaseenoProducer/ Writer/ Distributor
Roadside RomeoProducer/ Distributor1 National Award
DostanaDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Rab Ne Bana Di JodiDirector/ Producer/ Writer

In the year 2009

FilmCredited asNotes
NewYorkProducer/ Writer/ Distributor
Dil Bole Haddippa!Producer/ Distributor
All The BestDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the YearProducer/ Distributor1 Filmfare Award

In the year 2010

FilmCredited asNotes
Badmaash CompanyProducer/ Distributor
Lafangey ParindeyProducer/ Distributor
Band Baaja BaraatProducer/ Distributor2 Filmfare Award

In the year 2011

FilmCredited asNotes
Mere Brother ki DulhanProducer/ Distributor
Ladies Vs Ricky BahlProducer/ Writer/ Distributor

In the year 2012

FilmCredited asNotes
IshaqzaadeProducer/ Distributor1 National Award and 1 Filmfare Award
Ek Tha TigerProducer/ Writer/ Distributor
Jab Tak Hai JaanProducer/ Writer/ Distributor3 Filmfare Awards (Also directed parts of the film after its director died)

In the year 2013

FilmCredited asNotes
AurangzebProducer/ Distributor
Shuddh Desi RomanceProducer/ Distributor1 Filmfare Award
Dhhom 3Producer/ Writer/ Distributor

In the year 2014

FilmCredited asNotes
GundayProducer/ Distributor
BewakoofiyaanProducer/ Distributor
MardaaniProducer/ Distributor
Dawaat-e-IshqProducer/ Distributor
Happy New YearDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
Kill DillProducer/ Distributor

In the year 2015

FilmCredited asNotes
Dum Laga Ke HaishaExecutive Producer/ Distributor3 National Award and 2 Filmfare Awards
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Executive Producer/ Distributor
PikuDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical, digital, home, satellite)
TitliExecutive Producer/ Distributor

In the year 2016

FilmCredited asNotes
FanProducer/ Distributor
SultanProducer/ Distributor
BefikreDirector/ Producer/ Writer

In the year 2017

FilmCredited asNotes
Meri Pyaari BinduExecutive Producer/ Distributor
TubelightDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical)
Jab Harry Met SejalDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical)
Qaidi BandProducer/ Distributor
IttefaqDistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical)
Tiger Zinda HaiProducer/ Distributor

In the year 2018

FilmCredited asNotes
HichkiExecutive Producer/ Distributor
Sui DhaagaExecutive Producer/ Distributor
Thugs of HindostanProducer/ DistributorIMAX release
ZeroDistributorYRF Distributors (IMAX, theatrical)

In the year 2019

FilmCredited asNotes
WarProducer/ Writer/ Distributor
Mardaani 2Producer/ Distributor
Dabangg 3DistributorYRF Distributors (theatrical)

In the year 2021

FilmCredited asNotes
Sandeep Aur Pinkey FaraarExecutive Producer/ DistributorYRF Distributor (theatrical)
Bunty Aur BabliProducer/ Distributor
ShamsheraProducer/ DistributorIMAX release
Jayeshbhai JordaarProducer/ Distributor
PrithvirajProducer/ Distributor

In the year 2022

FilmCredited asNotes
TGIFProducer/ DistributorVijay Krishna Acharya project
UntitledProducer/ DistributorSharat Katariya project
MaharajaProducer/ DistributorSiddharth P. Malhotra project
UntitledProducer/ DistributorShiv Rawail Project
Project TigerProducer/ DistributorManeesh Sharma project
PathanProducer/ DistributorSiddharth Anand Project

In the year 2023

FilmCredited asNotes
DhoomProducer/ Writer/ DistributorVikramaditya Motwane project

Awards and Nominations –

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India :-

Popular AwardChak De! India (2007)Best FilmNominated2008
Popular AwardBunty Aur Babli (2005)Best FilmNominated2006
Popular AwardSalaam Namaste (2005)Best FilmNominated2006

Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards :-

Apsara AwardChak De! India (2007)Best FilmWon2008

Asia Pacific Screen Awards :-

Asia Pacific Screen AwardBand Baaja Baraat (2010)Best FilmNominated2011

Awards of International Indian Film Academy :-

Popular AwardBand Baaja Baraat (2010)Best FilmNominated2011
Popular AwardChak De! India (2007)Best PictureWon2008
Award for Technical ExcellenceDhoom 2 (2006)Best StoryNominated2007
Popular AwardDhoom 2 (2006)Best PictureNominated2007
Popular AwardBunty Aur Babli (2005)Best PictureNominated2006
Award for Technical ExcellenceVeer Zaara (2004)Best StoryWon2005
Popular AwardDhoom (2004)Best PictureNominated2005
Popular AwardHum Tum (2004)Best PictureNominated2005
Award for Technical ExcellenceMohabbatein (2000)Best StoryWon2001
Popular AwardMohabbatein (2000)Best DirectorNominated 2001

ETC Bollywood Business Awards :-

Bollywood Business AwardWar (2019)Highest grosser of the YearWon2020
Bollywood Business AwardWar (2019)The 300 Crore ClubWon2020
Bollywood Business AwardDhoom: 3 (2013)The 200 Crore ClubWon2014

Filmfail Awards :-

Filmfail AwardJab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)Worst Screenplay AwardWon2013

Filmfare Awards :-

Filmfare AwardWar (2019)Best FilmNominated2020
Filmfare AwardMulkBest StoryWon2019
Filmfare AwardSultan (2016)Best FilmNominated2017
Filmfare AwardBand Baaja Baraat (2010)Best FilmNominated2011
Filmfare AwardRab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)Best FilmNominated2009
Filmfare AwardRab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)Best DirectorNominated2009
Filmfare AwardVeer Zaara (2004)Best StoryWon2005
Filmfare AwardVeer Zaara (2004)Best DialogueWon2005
Filmfare AwardMohabbatein (2000)Best FilmNominated2001
Filmfare AwardMohabbatein (2000)Best DirectorNominated2001
Filmfare AwardDil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)Best DialogueWon1998
Filmfare AwardDil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)Best FilmWon1998
Filmfare AwardDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)Best DirectorWon1996
Technical AwardDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)Best ScreenplayWon1996
Technical AwardDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)Best DialogueWon1996

National Film Awards, India :-

Regional AwardDam Laga Ke Haisha (2015)Best feature Film in HindiWon2016
Golden Lotus AwardRoadside Romeo (2008)Best Animation FilmWon2010
Golden Lotus AwardChak De! India (2007)Best popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentWon2008
Golden Lotus AwardDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentWon1996

Screen Award, IN :-

Screen AwardWar (2019)Best FilmNominated2020
Screen AwardMulkBest FilmWon2019
Technical AwardVeer Zaara (2004)Best DialogueWon2005
Technical AwardVeer Zaara (2004)Best ScreenplayNominated2005
Screen AwardMohabbatein (2000)Best DirectorNominated2001
Technical AwardMohabbatein (2000)Best DialogueNominated2001
Screen AwardDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)Best DirectorWon1996

Screen Weekly Awards :-

Screen Weekly AwardsVeer Zaara (2004)Best StoryWon2005

Star Box office India Awards :-

Box Office India AwardDhoom: 3 (2013)Film of the YearWon2014

Stardust Awards, India :-

Reader’s ChoiceSultan (2016)Best Film of the YearWon2017

Zee Cine Awards :-

Viewer’s Choice AwardWar (2019)Best FilmNominated2020
Popular AwardDhoom : 3 (2013)Best FilmNominated2014
Technical AwardJab Tak hai Jaan (2012)Best DialogueNominated2013
Popular AwardChak De! India (2007)Best FilmWon2008
Technical AwardVeer Zaara (2004)Best StoryNominated2005
Zee Cine AwardDil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)Best FilmWon1998

Some Interesting facts about Aditya Chopra :-

  • Does Aditya Chopra Smoke? Not known
  • Does Aditya Chopra drink Alcohol? Not known
  • Walking in the footsteps of his father, Aditya took-up filmmaking at the age of 18. 
  • Aaina (1993) was his only “Non-YashRaj” movie as an assistant director.

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