Uday Raj Chopra (born 5 January 1973) is an Indian actor, film producer, director, screenwriter and assistant director in Bollywood. He is the son of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra[1] and brother of Aditya Chopra. His sister-in-law is the actress Rani Mukerji and his cousins are film director Karan Johar and film producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Chopra worked as an assistant director on a number of his father's and brother's films under the Yash Raj Films banner.[2] Chopra is the owner-manager (CEO) of YRF Entertainment and manager of Yash Raj Films along with his mother Pamela Chopra and his brother Aditya, who owns the company.

Uday Raj Chopra
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Chopra at the launch of his company "YOMICS" in July 2012
Born(1973-01-05)5 January 1973
Occupation
Years active1991–2014 (actor)
2014–present (director & producer)
OrganizationYash Raj Films
YOMICS
Notable work
Mohabbatein (2000)
Dhoom (2004, 2006 and 2013)
Parent(s)
RelativesAditya Chopra (brother)
Rani Mukerji (sister-in-law)

Chopra made his acting debut in the notable 2000 musical romantic drama Mohabbatein and featured in several other notable films including Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Dhoom (2004), Dhoom 2 (2006) and Dhoom 3 (2013). In July 2012, Chopra founded his own company, "Yomics", which creates comics based on Yash Raj Films.[3]

Chopra received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie for producing Grace of Monaco at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.[4]

CareerEdit

In 1994, Chopra produced Yeh Dillagi starring Akshay Kumar, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan. He made his acting debut in the movie Mohabbatein.[2] Chopra has mostly done films under his father's production house.

He starred in 2004 in the action thriller Dhoom and in its sequels Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3, released in 2006 and 2013 respectively.[5] Although praised for his performance as Ali Akbar Fateh Khan in the first instalment, a role he reprised in both the sequels, the sequels were met with mixed reviews.[6][7]

In summer of 2011, He went to Los Angeles to join a production work shop in UCLA.[8]

In 2014, Chopra produced two films. Grace of Monaco was the biography film about Grace Kelly starring Nicole Kidman in the leading role. He produced the Hollywood film The Longest Week, a comedy-drama starring Olivia Wilde and Jason Bateman. It is the first project of Yash Raj Film's subsidiary Hollywood production house YRF Entertainment.[9]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Lamhe  – Assistant director
1993 Parampara  – Assistant director
1993 Darr  – Assistant director
1994 Yeh Dillagi  – Producer
1995 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge  – Assistant director
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai  – Assistant director
2000 Mohabbatein Vikram Kapoor/Oberoi Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Sanjay Malhotra
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Rohan Varma Also producer
2003 Supari Aryan Pandit
Kal Ho Naa Ho Day 6 Announcer Special appearance
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Ashraf
Dhoom Ali Khan
Hum Tum  – Assistant Director
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Gurneal 'Neal' Ahluwalia
2006 Dhoom 2 Ali Khan
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! bicycle driver in the song "Ishq Hi Hai Rab" special appearance
2010 Pyaar Impossible Abhay Sharma Also producer and writer
2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl  – Screenwriter
2013 Dhoom 3 Ali Khan
2014 Grace of Monaco  – Producer
2014 The Longest Week  – Producer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uday Chopra engagement". Oneindia.in. 25 June 2007. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "In Candid Conversation with Uday Chopra". The Economic Times. 9 January 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Uday Chopra is the best in Dhoom 2". The Times of India. 24 November 2006. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  6. ^ Bowes, Danny. "Dhoom: 3 movie review & film summary (2013) | Roger Ebert". Rogerebert. Archived from the original on 30 November 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Dhoom: 3 movie review - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  8. ^ "My father thought I was stupid to do this: Uday Chopra". DNA India. 16 June 2014. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Yash Raj Films ventures into hollywood". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.

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