Yash Chopra Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Dengue
Death Date: 21/10/2012
Age: 80 Years


Yash Chopra

Full NameYash Raj Chopra
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5' 5''
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSemi-Bald (White)
Date of Birth27 September 1932
BirthplaceLahore, Punjab, British India
Date of Death21 October 2012
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death) 80 Years
Death CauseMultiple organ failure after suffering from Dengue
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureYash Chopra Signature
Nationality Indian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
CollegeDoaba College, Jalandhar
DebutDirector - 'Dhool ka Phool'(1959) Dhool ka Phool-
FamilyFather- Vilayati Raj Chopra
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Baldev Raj Chopra (film journalist and Director)
B R Chopra
Sister- Hiroo Johar
hiroo johar
HobbiesReading and Writing
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite ActressRekha , Raakhee , Waheeda Rehman , Jaya Bachchan
Favourite Film(s) Silsila , Darr, Dil to Pagal Hai, Veer-Zaara
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpousePamela Chopra (died on 20 April 2023 due to pneumonia at the age of 74)
Pamela Chopra
Marriage DateYear, 1970
ChildrenSon- Aditya Chopra , Uday Chopra
Uday and Aditya Chopra
Net Worth 5500 Crores (INR)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Yash Chopra

  • Did Yash Chopra drink alcohol?: No
  • Yash Chopra made his debut as an assistant director in his elder brother’s Film ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ in the year 1959.
  • His company Yash Raj Films (YRF) is the most dominant production company in India. Last Blockbuster movie produced and directed by Yash Chopra was ‘ Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in the year 2012.
  • As most of his films had Swiss backdrop, the government of Interlaken honoured him by making his 350 kg Statue at Kursaal Garden in the central Swiss town of Interlaken. yash ji statue
  • He was also honored with many prestigious awards like 7 National Film Award,  Filmfare award for best films (DDLJ, Veer-Zaara, Dil to Pagal Hai ), Padma Bhushan Award (India’s third highest civilian honors), Dada Sahab Phalke Award, which is the topmost and the highest honour given in the Indian film industry and many more.
  • He has contributed almost five decades (50 years) of his life to the film industries.
  • In Switzerland,  Switzerland’s Jungfrau Railways has started a train, which is named after him. Coach-named-after-Yashji
  • For the renowned movie Dil To Pagal Hai, Yash Ji rejected around 60 dresses designed by famous designer Manish Malhotra for Madhuri Dixit. Finally, Yash Ji selected simple salwar-kameez for his Actress.
  • He suggested Javed Akhtar to start writing lyrics for movies gave this artist a chance to familiarise his talent with the world.
  • Here is the Video which will lead you to the nostalgic journey of Yash Chopra ‘ The King of Romance’.