Anupama Chopra Age, Husband, Family, Children, Biography & More

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Age: 57 Years
Husband: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Education: Masters In Journalism

Anupama Chopra

NicknameMiss Congeniality
Profession(s)Author, Journalist, Film Critic
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 February 1967 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024)57 Years
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Educational Qualification• Bachelors Degree in English literature
• Masters in Journalism
FamilyFather- Navin Chandra (Worked as Executive with Union Carbide)
Mother- Kamna Chandra (Scriptwriter)
Brother- Vikram Chandra (American-Indian writer)
Anupama Chopra brother Vikram Chandra
Sister- Tanuja Chandra (Director, Writer)
Anupama Chopra sister Tanuja Chandra
AddressB-30, Kalpana Apts., Sheley Ranjan Road, Bandra, Mumbai
HobbiesReading, travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorsShah Rukh Khan
Favourite FilmsBollywood- Sholay, Anand, Guide, Pyaasa, Lagaan
Hollywood- Pulp Fiction, Breathless
Favourite FilmmakersAng Lee, Rajkumar Hirani
Favourite Film CriticsPauline Kael, Anthony Lane to Anthony Oliver Scott, Manohla Dargis
Favourite FoodCroissant
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsVidhu Vinod Chopra
Husband/SpouseVidhu Vinod Chopra (m.1990-present)
Anupama Chopra with her husband Vidhu Vinod Chopra
ChildrenSon- Agni Dev Chopra (Cricketer)
Daughters- Zuni Chopra (Writer), Ishaa Chopra (Step-daughter)
Anupama Chopra with her husband and children
Money Factor
Net Worth INR 30 million

Anupama Chopra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anupama Chopra

  • Does Anupama Chopra smoke?: No
  • Does Anupama Chopra drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Despite being born in an era where middle-class people didn’t really watch Hindi films in theatres, she was interested in films and later became a film critic.
  • She was a gold medallist in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  • She started her journalism career with ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ in New York for a little while, after which she returned to India as she wanted to write about Hindi films.
  • On return to India, she started her career as a journalist in the early 1990s when she joined ‘Sunday Magazine’. She came into limelight with her detailed story on the Mafia-culture in Bollywood.
  • Her rise in journalism came up after the 1993 Mumbai serial blast when she wrote a long write-up and took interview of the people in the Mafia.
  • In 2000, she wrote her first book ‘Sholay: The Making of a Classic’ on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the film ‘Sholay’ (1975), for which she won the National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema.

    Anupama Chopra - Sholay =The Making of a Classic

    Anupama Chopra – Sholay =The Making of a Classic

  • It took her around 5 months to convince Shah Rukh Khan to write a book on him. And in 2007, she wrote ‘King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema’, which was featured on the annual “Editor’s Choice” list of the New York Times Book Review.

    Anupama Chopra - King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

    Anupama Chopra – King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema

  • Her favourite celebrity interview was for Kangana Ranaut on the talk show ‘The Front Row’.
  • In 2014, she replaced Shyam Benegal to become the chairperson of the Mumbai Film Festival.
  • The same year, she co-founded, ‘Film Companion’, a YouTube platform to provide film reviews and interviews.
  • She is the 3rd wife of popular filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
  • She is a gluten-free vegetarian.