Uday Chopra

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Uday Chopra
Chopra in 2012
Born  (1973-01-05) 5 January 1973 (age 50)
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active1993–present
Parent(s)Yash Chopra
Pamela Chopra
RelativesAditya Chopra (brother)
FamilySee Chopra family

Uday Raj Chopra (born 5 January 1973) is an Indian actor and producer. He is the son of filmmaker Yash Chopra. He made his acting debut in the 2000 musical romantic drama Mohabbatein and featured in several other films including Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Dhoom (2004), Dhoom 2 (2006) and Dhoom 3 (2013).

Early life[edit]

He is the son of director Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra. His sister-in-law is the actress Rani Mukerji. Chopra worked as an assistant director on a number of his father's and brother's films under the Yash Raj Films banner.[1][2]

In July 2012, Chopra founded his own company, "Yomics", which creates comics based on Yash Raj Films.[3]


In 1994, Chopra produced Yeh Dillagi starring Akshay Kumar, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan. He made his acting debut in the movie Mohabbatein.[1] 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

In summer of 2011, He went to Los Angeles to join a production work shop in UCLA.[7]

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.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Lamhe Assistant director only
1993 Parampara
1995 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge Biker infront of Simran Uncredited cameo;

Also assistant director

1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Assistant director only
2000 Mohabbatein Vikram Kapoor Also associate producer
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Sanjay Malhotra
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Rohan Varma
2003 Supari Aryan Pandit
Kal Ho Naa Ho Day 6 Announcer Cameo
2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Ashraf
Dhoom Ali Khan
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Gurneal 'Neal' Ahluwalia
2006 Dhoom 2 Ali Khan
2010 Pyaar Impossible Abhay Sharma Also producer and screenwriter
2013 Dhoom 3 Ali Khan
2014 Grace of Monaco Producer only
The Longest Week Producer only


Year Title Role Notes
2023 The Romantics Himself Documentary; also executive producer


Chopra received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie for producing Grace of Monaco at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.[9]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Uday Chopra engagement". Oneindia.in. 25 June 2007. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Yomics | Comic Books | Comic Books India | Comic Books Online". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Bowes, Danny. "Dhoom: 3 movie review & film summary (2013) | Roger Ebert". Rogerebert. Archived from the original on 30 November 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Dhoom: 3 movie review - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Yash Raj Films ventures into hollywood". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Uday Chopra - Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins | Television Academy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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