Vidhu Vinod Chopra:
He is an Indian director and producer. He is well-thought-out to be one of the most brilliant and path breaking Indian filmmakers. He is also the head of Vinod Chopra Productions. He is mainly known for producing the Munna Bhai films.
He was born on 5th september,1952.He was born and brought up in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. He has done the course of direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Chopra’s first student short film Murder At Monkey Hill won the National Film Award for the Best Short Experimental Film and also the Guru Dutt Memorial Award for Best Student Film.
This was followed by a small documentary emphasizing the dilemma of India’s deprived children named An Encounter with Faces, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the short, non-fiction film category in 1979.
His first feature film, shot in black-&-white, was Sazaa-E-Maut (Death Penalty) – an edge of the seat thriller made on a shoe-string budget with then unknown actor Naseeruddin Shah and editor RenuSaluja, who were his parallel students at FTII, Pune.
Chopra has from the time when then been involved with a number of greatly commended films including Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Mission Kashmir, the Munna Bhai series, Parineeta and the recently released film, Eklavya: The Royal Guard.
His Personal Life:
His father’s name was D. N. Chopra.He is married to writer Anupama Chopra and is at present a resident of the United States. Chopra is the half-brother of veteran Ramanand Sagar of Ramayana Fame.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra Biography,Birthday,Wiki,Family,Career and Images:
|Real Name||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Profession||Film director, producer, screenwriter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Date of Birth||5 September 1952|
|Age (as in 2017)||65 Years|
|Birth Place||Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||Peshawar, Pakistan (currently resides in Mumbai)|
|College||Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune|
|Educational Qualification||Course in film direction|
|Debut||Directorial: Sazaye Maut (1981)
Production: Khamosh (1985)
|Family||Father– D. N. Chopra
Mother– Name Not Known
Brother– Ramanand Sagar, Director (half brother)
|Controversies||• Following the release of his movie 3 Idiots, Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra called for a press conference meet in order to clear the air regarding Chetan Bhagat’s copyright infringement allegations. However, Chopra lost his cool while responding to a journalist’s questions and asked him to ‘shut up.’
• In October 2016, at a film festival in Mumbai, Chopra again lost his cool on a journalist. Although the reporter’s question could not be ascertained, Chopra was heard saying, “Don’t tell me what to speak about, why the F**K should I speak.”
|Favourite Actors||Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Dilip Kumar|
|Favourite Filmmakers||Steven Spielberg, James Cameron|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Late Renu Saluja, Film Editor (m.1971-1976)
Shabnam Sukhdev (Daughter of a short film- maker)
Anupama Chopra, Journalist (m.1990-present)
|Children||Son– Agni Dev