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Actor. Producer. Technophile.
Taking cinema beyond Indian shores.
Uday Chopra, late Yash Chopra’s younger son, started his film career by assisting
Yash Chopra in the films LAMHE (1991), PARAMPARA (1993), DARR (1993) and DIL TO
PAGAL HAI (1997).
He also assisted his elder brother Aditya Chopra in his debut film, DILWALE DULHANIA
LE JAYENGE (1995), which became one of the largest grossers in the year of its release.
Uday Chopra made a successful debut as an actor, under his elder brother’s
direction in MOHABBATEIN (2000), which was one of the top grossing films of the
He also played the lead in MERE YAAR KI SHAADI HAI (2002) and a cameo in MUJHSE
DOSTI KAROGE (2002). He has acted in films produced by other banners as well, like
SUPARI (2003) and CHARAS (2004).
Uday Chopra (as Ali) won the nation over in DHOOM (2004), which was one of the highest
grossing Hindi films of the year.
He also played a lead character with NEAL ‘N’ NIKKI (2005). After the
super success of DHOOM, its sequel DHOOM:2 (2006) also had a stellar performance
by the youngest scion of the Chopra family. Uday also played the lead role in PYAAR
IMPOSSIBLE (2010) which was also written and produced by him for YRF. He also starred
in DHOOM:3 next to Aamir Khan in 2013.
Uday Chopra launched ‘Yomics’ - YRF Comics in 2012 in an endeavour to
bring the comic art form of entertainment back and use the lure of films to help
excite and entice the first lot of consumers. Under this umbrella four major comic
series were created including DHOOM, HUM TUM, EK THA TIGER and a new character-based
series - ‘Daya Prochu’ which is an anagram of Uday Chopra.
He’s currently the CEO of YRF Entertainment, a Hollywood based production
company focused on developing, financing, and producing feature films and television
for the United States and international market. Feature film releases under the
umbrella include the opening film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival - GRACE OF MONACO,
starring Nicole Kidman, and THE LONGEST WEEK, starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde,
Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate.
YRF Entertainment's upcoming feature film projects include SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN,
which Arash Amel adapted from the eponymous novel by Chris Greenhalgh (COCO CHANEL
& IGOR STRAVINSKY). YRF Entertainment is developing an English-language remake
of KAHAANI, which Ann Peacock (CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) is adapting for Western audiences.
In addition to its feature film business, YRF Entertainment has recently entered
the English-language television space. Its upcoming TV slate includes FREUD, a dramatic
series based on the work and personal life of Sigmund Freud, written by Danielle
Barros, and THE NYE INCIDENTS, based on the graphic novel created by Whitley Strieber,
author of over twenty books including the inspiration for THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
and multiple New York Times bestsellers.
Cannes red carpet welcome for ‘Grace Of Monaco’