Baldev Raj Chopra

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Baldev Raj Chopra

Born: 22 April 1914

Died: 5 November 2008

  • He was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials.
  • Best known for making Hindi films like Naya Daur (1957), Sadhna (1958), Kanoon (1961), Gumrah (1963), Humraaz (1967), Awam (1987) and the TV series, Mahabharat in the late 1980s.
  • He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998.
  • His younger brother Yash Chopra, son Ravi Chopra and nephew Aditya Chopra are also directors in the Bollywood industry.
  • His nephew Uday Chopra is an actor and producer.
  • In 1955, Chopra formed his own production house, B.R Films.
  • His first movie for this production house was Ek hi Raasta which was highly successful he followed it up with Naya Daur (1957) starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala Bali, the film became a golden jubilee hit.
  • He was a member of the jury at the 13th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • He was awarded thePadma Bhushan-2001.

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