Debut As: Writer-Director
Aditya Chopra is a successful writer, producer, director, master storyteller, a visionary and also the driving force behind creativity at Yash Raj Films. He became an avid film buff from his early childhood. At the age of 18, his own film career kicked off. He started working as an assistant to his father in CHANDNI (1989), LAMHE (1991) and DARR (1993).
Aditya Chopra made his directorial debut at the age of 23, with DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE (DDLJ) (1995) which is still running theatrically, after it was originally released on 20 October 1995 and created a landmark of being the longest running film in Indian Cinema. He won every conceivable award for this film, including 10 Filmfare Awards (highest for a film until that year) and the coveted National Award for the Best Film for providing Popular and Wholesome Entertainment.
His other directorial ventures include the highly successful films MOHABBATEIN (2000), RAB NE BANA DI JODI (2008) and also the feisty romance BEFIKRE (2016). The Chairman and Managing Director at YRF - Aditya Chopra’s trend setting excellence over the years has elevated the production house to the position it holds today.