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Ravi Chopra Age, Wife, Caste, Family, Biography & More

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DOB: 27/09/1946
Profession: Producer-Director
Wife: Renu Chopra

Ravi Chopra

Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)Kookie [1]Filmfare
Profession Indian film producer and director
Famous For Directing Indian television series 'Mahabharat'
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Zameer(1975)
TV: Mahabharat (1988-1990)
Last FilmBhoothnath Returns (2014)
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 September 1946 (Friday)
BirthplaceMumbai
Date of Death12 November 2014
Place of DeathBreach Candy Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death) 68 Years
Death CauseDamaged phrenic nerve[2]Filmfare
Zodiac signLibra
Nationality Indian
HometownMumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's
Educational QualificationB.A. [3]Hindustan Times
ReligionHindu (Arya Samaji) [4]Hindustan Times
ControversiesIn 2009, 20th Century Fox served a legal notice in the name of Ravi Chopra for copying the 1992 movies, 'My Cousin Vinny.' Century Fox filed for damages worth $1.4 million to settle the case. Fox gave permission to Ravi Chopra to make a movie based on the above mentioned movie. The end result was "Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai" and the movie remains unreleased.[5]The Economic Times
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date18 November 1975
Family
WifeRenu Chopra
Renu Chopra
ChildrenSon- Abhay and Kapil Chopra
Abhay and Kapil Chopra
ParentsFather- B.R. Chopra (producer-director)
Mother- Prakash Chopra
SiblingsBrother- Aditya and Uday Chopra (cousins)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravi Chopra

  • Ravi Chopra started his career as an assistant director with his father, B.R. Chopra, and uncle, Yash Raj Chopra. His debut as an independent director was with Zameer (1975). The cast of the movie was Amitabh Bachchan, Saira Banu, Shammi Kapoor, etc.

    Ravi Chopra(standing) with B.R. Chopra and Yash Raj Chopra

    Ravi Chopra(standing) with B.R. Chopra and Yash Raj Chopra

  • He worked with his father in direction of the legendary television series, Mahabharat. Later, he independently directed Vishnupuran and Ramayan.

    Old picture of Ravi Chopra with B.R. Chopra on the set of Mahabharat

    Old picture of Ravi Chopra with B.R. Chopra on the set of Mahabharat

  • Ravi directed Baghban in 2003 and initially, people criticized the movie. However, the movie was successful in the box office as people from the age of 25-30 years could relate to the movie and they loved the concept.
  • The family was struck by a financial crisis when several bad decisions were made. The TV serials they were making were not generating revenue, the movie ‘Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai’ had to be kept on hold, Babul (2006) didn’t do well in the cinema halls because people didn’t like the idea of Salman Khan dying.

    Ravi Chopra with Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan during Baghban promotion

    Ravi Chopra with Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan during Baghban promotion

  • Ravi Chopra’s health got worse because of some lung ailment. Later, it was discovered that one of his phrenic nerves was damaged which paralyzed his diaphragm. He had to live with a portable ventilator and he couldn’t speak for four years.
  • Ravi Chopra and Yash Raj Chopra shared the same birthdate and in the early days, they both lived together in a balcony cum bedroom house near Lido Cinema.
  • Ravi Chopra believed in numerology and his lucky numbers were- 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9.