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Baldev Raj Chopra Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 22, 2019

Short Biography

Baldev Raj Chopra informally referred as B. R. Chopra was born on 22-04-1914 in Rahon, British India. He was an Indian Film Producer, Film Director, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television Producer who was well-known for his appearance in Bollywood movies and Television series.

Baldev Raj Chopra Complete Bio & Career

Baldev Raj Chopra Ji is best known for making Hindi films like Sadhna, Naya Daur, Gumrah, Kanoon and Humraaz and the TV series, Mahabharat in the late 80’s. He made his debut as a Producer in 1949 by producing his first film, Karwat. The movie, unfortunately, turned out to be a disaster at the box office. Two years later, he tried again as the Producer and Director of the film Afsana, in 1951 and this time he was able to enjoy success as a movie was a golden jubilee hit.

Inspired by this success, he established his own production house, B.R. Films, in the year 1955, and started off with a bang with the release of Ek-Hi-Rasta. After tasting huge success in movies, B.R. Films decided to try hands in the Television sector. In 1985 B.R. films made several successful television programs, the most noted among them was the serial Mahabharat, based on the Hindu epic. The show became one of the most loved serials in the history of Indian cinema.

In the Year 1999, he was awarded Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for his contribution to Indian Cinema.

Honours & Awards

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1998 Hindi Film Industry
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Baldev Raj Chopra Ji died in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at the age of 94 on 5th November 2008.

DEATHDAY 5 November,2008 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Life's Important Dates Of Baldev Raj Chopra

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Rahon, Punjab
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College University of the Punjab, Lahore
Qualification M. A. in English
Hobbies Reading & Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Afsana (1951)
Best Movies Naya Daur (1957), Kanoon (1961), Humraaz (1967), Nikaah (1982) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Actress Mala Sinha
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Film Director Yash Chopra
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Dress Safari Suit

Baldev Raj Chopra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Baldev Raj Chopra was 94 years 6 months & 13 days old age.