Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Celebrate the life of Yash Raj Chopra 1932-2012

October 23, 2012

Please join us for a celebration of the life of Yash Raj Chopra
with Barkha Dutt and Rachel Dwyer

Wednesday, October 24th at 12:30-1:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
Lunch Provided
Yash Raj Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012) was an Indian film directorscreenwriter, and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema and Bollywood. Chopra founded and was chairman of the motion picture production and distribution company Yash Raj Films, which ranks as India's biggest production company as of 2006, as well as the founder of Yash Raj Studios. Chopra's career has spanned over five decades and over 50 films and is considered one of the leading filmmakers in the history of Hindi cinema. Chopra has won several film awards, including six National Film Awards, eleven Filmfare awards and four Filmfare Award for Best Director. The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. BAFTA presented him with a lifetime membership for his contribution to the films, making him the first Indian to receive the honour.
Watch the video from this event.