Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Updated: May 21, 2014 07:28 IST

Filmmaker Aditya Chopra, possibly Bollywood's shyest celebrity, has managed to have an eventful 2014 without once being seen in public. As he celebrates his 43rd birthday, we celebrate his life and career.

Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Filmmaker Aditya Chopra, possibly Bollywood's shyest celebrity, has managed to have an eventful 2014 without once being seen in public. As he celebrates his 43rd birthday, we celebrate his life and career.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya Chopra, born on May 21, 1971, is the elder son of late director Yash Chopra and his wife Pamela. He went to Mumbai's Bombay Scottish School and graduated from Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics where his college mates were filmmakers Karan Johar and Abhishek Kapoor.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
On April 21, 2014, Aditya Chopra and long-time partner Rani Mukerji married in a private ceremony in Italy.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya Chopra started assisting his father at the age of 18 and worked on movies like Darr, Chandni and Lamhe.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
In 1995, Aditya directed his first movie, the blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The movie, which won a National Award, featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. College buddy Karan Johar also had an important role.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
In 1997, Aditya wrote the dialogues for the National Award-winning Dil Toh Pagal Hai, directed by his father and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
In 2000, Aditya Chopra directed Mohabbatein, the movie which resurrected Amitabh Bachchan's moribund career. It also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Eight years later, in 2008, Aditya Chopra directed his third movie, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, starring Shah Rukh Khan again and debutante Anushka Sharma.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
In between his second and third films, he produced hit films like 2004's Dhoom, 2005's Fanaa, Bunty Aur Babli and Veer-Zaara, 2006's Dhoom 2 and 2007's Chak De! India under the Yash Raj Films banner.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya's recent producing credits include Band Baaja Baarat in 2010, Ishaqzaade and Ek Tha Tiger in 2012, Jab Tak Hai Jaan - also his father's last film - in 2012, and Dhoom 3 in 2013.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya Chopra formally took over as the head of Yash Raj Films after his father died of dengue-related complications in October 2012. His first film as the new chairman, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, released in November 2012. Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra's swan song, starred Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya Chopra's next films as producer include Detective Byomkesh Bakshi this year and Shekhar Kapur's Paani in 2015.
Aditya Chopra@43: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
On May 3, 2014, newlyweds Aditya and Rani celebrated their wedding in typically private style. They had their friends over to dinner but stayed carefully out of sight themselves.

We wish Aditya a very happy birthday and hope to see more of him this year.

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