Aditya Chopra
India
2018

Yash Raj Films

Aditya
Chopra

Chairman

Chopra is at once enigmatic and influential in Indian media, refusing to be voluntarily photographed and yet responsible for content viewed by millions. At Yash Raj, he has the deciding word in the greenlighting process, and this personal touch results in some of the biggest Indian hits, including “Sultan,” “Dhoom 3” and “Tiger Zinda Hai.” Chopra has kept the family-owned company close, avoiding the risks of corporatization that has seen some Indian and U.S. studios cease operations. The studio has widened its global footprint with releases extending to Kazakhstan, Russia and China. Chopra debuted as director with “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” in 1995, which has been playing in a Mumbai cinema for 23 years. In 2018, he was invited to become an Academy member.

Career

  • SULTAN
  • TIGER ZINDA HAI
  • DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE

Education

  • H.R. College of Commerce and Economics (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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