Yash Chopra Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Yash Chopra Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 27, 1932
Zodiac SignLibra
Eye ColorDark Brown

Yash Chopra was an Indian director, film producer, and writer who is remembered for being one of the most influential people of the Indian film industry who worked on several award-winning films like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengeChak De IndiaVeer ZaaraDeewaarDil To Pagal Hai, and Chandni.

Born Name

Yash Raj Chopra

Nick Name

Yashji

Yash Chopra as seen at the launch of Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project in March 2011
Yash Chopra as seen at the launch of Suzanne Roshan’s The Charcoal Project in March 2011 (Filmi Tadka / filmitadka.in / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

He was born on September 27, 1932.

Died

Yash Chopra died on October 21, 2012, at the age of 80 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India following multiple organ failure due to Dengue fever.

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Lahore, Punjab, British India (Later: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan)

Nationality

Indian

Education

Yash Chopra studied at Doaba College which is a multi-faculty postgraduate co-educational institution located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

Occupation

Director, Film Producer, Writer

Family

  • Father – Vilayati Raj Chopra (An accountant in the PWD division of the British Punjab administration)
  • Siblings – Baldev Raj Chopra (Older Brother) (Film Producer, Director), Dharam Raj Chopra (Older Brother) (Cinematographer), Raj Chopra (Older Brother) (Distribution and Production Manager), Kuldip Raj Chopra (Older Brother). Yash Chopra had 3 other older siblings.
  • Others – Ravi Chopra (Nephew) (Producer, Director), Shashi Chopra (Nephew), Bina Chopra (Niece)
Yash Chopra (Right) as seen in a picture alongside Shahrukh Khan during his birthday party in October 2012
Yash Chopra (Right) as seen in a picture alongside Shahrukh Khan during his birthday party in October 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Yash Chopra had dated –

  1. Mumtaz – He has a short-termed romance with actress Mumtaz.
  2. Pamela Yash Chopra (1970-2012) – He got married to Bollywood playback singer Pamela Chopra in 1970 and they remained together until his death in 2012. The duo was blessed with 2 sons – Aditya Chopra (born May 21, 1971) and Uday Chopra (born January 5, 1973).

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Yash Chopra as seen while receiving the title 'Ambassador of Interlaken (2011)', with his wife Pamela Chopra, in 2011
Yash Chopra (Right) as seen while receiving the title ‘Ambassador of Interlaken (2011)’, with his wife Pamela Chopra, in 2011 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Usually worked on romantic movies
  • Thick eyebrows

Religion

Hinduism

Yash Chopra Favorite Things

  • Film Directed By Him – Ittefaq, Daag, Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Lamhe, Mashaal
  • Shooting Spot – Switzerland

SourceIMDb

Yash Chopra (Right) as seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of 'Paa' in 2009
Yash Chopra (Right) as seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of ‘Paa’ in 2009 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Yash Chopra Facts

  1. He founded the film production and distribution company, Yash Raj Film in 1970.
  2. Yash Chopra once described himself as a sentimental person.
  3. His critically acclaimed romantic drama film, Veer-Zaara, was released in 2004 and it bagged several awards including Filmfare Award, Zee Cine Award, National Film Award, and Screen Award.
  4. Regarding Veer-Zaara, he once said, “…Veer-Zaara (2004) is a humble tribute to my home in Punjab. It’s my tribute to the one-ness of people on both sides of the border. Every religion preaches peace. Then why the bloodshed for the sake of religion? Why are we destroying each other?”.
  5. Yash Chopra admired playback singer Lata Mangeshkar and had also worked with her on several projects.
  6. He preferred old-styled movies to modern movies.
  7. A lake in the Alpenrausch, a shooting spot, has been named in his honor as ‘Chopra Lake’.
  8. Some prominent actors that he used to frequently cast in his films included Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Shah Rukh Khan, Raakhee, and Rani Mukerji.
  9. The government of India honored Yash Chopra with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and with the Padma Bhushan in 2005.
  10. In 2006, he was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Featured Image by Filmi Tadka / filmitadka.in / CC BY-SA 3.0

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