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Vidhu Vinod Chopra Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Vidhu Vinod Chopra Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth September 5, 1952
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Vidhu Vinod Chopra is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has worked on a variety of films which include the likes of 3 Idiots, PK, Murder at Monkey Hill, An Encounter with FacesSazaye MautJaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Khamosh, 1942: A Love Story, Parinda, Mission Kashmir, Kareeb, Munna Bhai MBBS, Parineeta, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Eklavya: The Royal GuardFerrari Ki SawaariBroken Horses, Wazir, SanjuEk Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Shikara, and 12th Fail. He has also been a recipient of various accolades such as the National Film Award and Filmfare Award.

Born Name

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Nick Name

Vidhu

Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen at the 'PK' DVD launch in Mumbai on March 11, 2015
Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen at the ‘PK’ DVD launch in Mumbai on March 11, 2015 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Vidhu Vinod Chopra attended the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), a film institute in Pune under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and aided by the Central Government of India, and studied film direction.

Occupation

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor

Family

  • Father – D. N. Chopra
  • Mother – Shanti Devi Mahalakshmi
  • Siblings – Ramanand Sagar (Older Paternal Half-Brother) (Director, Producer, Writer)
  • Others – Anand (Nephew), Prem (Nephew), Moti (Nephew), Subhash (Nephew), Sarita (Niece), Navin Chandra (Father-In-Law, Anupama Chopra’s Father), Kamna Chandra (Mother-In-Law, Anupama Chopra’s Mother) (Scriptwriter), Tanuja Chandra (Sister-In-Law, Anupama Chopra’s Sister) (Film Director, Screenwriter), Vikram Chandra (Brother-In-Law, Anupama Chopra’s Brother) (Novelist), S. Sukhdev (Ex Father-In-Law, Shabnam Sukhdev’s Father) (Director of documentaries for the Films Division of India), Radha Saluja (Ex Sister-In-Law, Renu Saluja’s Sister) (Film Actor), Dr. Kumkum Khadalia (Ex Sister-In-Law, Renu Saluja’s Sister) (Plastic Surgeon)

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $30 Million as of 2024.

Build

Slim

Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen with Prof. Rachel Dwyer at SOAS in 2015
Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen with Prof. Rachel Dwyer at SOAS in 2015 (SOAS Uni of London / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has dated –

  1. Renu Saluja (1976-1983)​ – He married his first wife, film editor Renu Saluja, in the year 1976 but the marriage ended in divorce in 1983.
  2. Shabnam Sukhdev (1985-1989)​ – In 1985, he tied the knot with filmmaker Shabnam Sukhdev and the duo was blessed with a daughter named Ishaa Chopra (who went on to become a dance instructor and choreographer). After only a few years of marriage, they got divorced in 1989.
  3. Anupama Chandra (1990-Present) – He married author, journalist, and film critic Anupama Chandra on June 1, 1990. Anupama has also served as the director of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The couple has 2 children together – a son named Agni Chopra and a daughter named Zuni Chopra.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen while returning from IIFA 2012
Vidhu Vinod Chopra as seen while returning from IIFA 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Vidhu Vinod Chopra Facts

  1. He was raised in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. In 1985, he founded his own production company named Vinod Chopra Films.
  3. He produced the 2006 Hindi-language satirical comedy-drama film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, the second installment of the Munna Bhai film series. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Boman Irani, Dia Mirza, and Dilip Prabhavalkar. The film won many awards such as the National Film Awards for “Best Screenplay” and “Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment”, Filmfare Awards for “Best Diaolgue” and “Best Story”, IIFA Award for “Best Screenplay”, Zee Cine Award for “Best Screenplay”, and Screen Award for “Best Film”.
  4. Vidhu Vinod Chopra served as the producer for the 2009 Hindi-language coming-of-age comedy-drama film 3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya. The film was a major success and became the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time.
  5. He directed, co-produced, and co-wrote the 2023 Hindi-language biographical drama film 12th Fail, starring Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, and Anshumaan Pushkar. The film won many accolades including Filmfare Awards for “Best Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay”, and “Best Editing”.

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