About Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra born on September 5, 1956, is an academy award- nominated Indian producer and filmmaker. He is also the head of Vinod Chopra Productions. He is particularly known for producing the Munna Bhai films.

Chopra was raised in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. He chose to study direction at the Film and Television Institute of India. His first movie ( shot in black-&-white ) was Sazaaye-Maut ( Death Penalty ) - an edge of the seat thriller made on a shoe-string budget, that used mostly unknown actors ( Nasseeruddin Shah ) and technicians ( Radha Saluja, editor ) who were co-alumni of his from FTII, Pune - and later made a name for themselves as the flag-bearers in Indian Cinema.

He married a writer Anupama Chopra. He currently is a resident of United States.

His film An Encounter with Faces was nominated for an Oscar in the short, non-fiction film category in 1979.

He has since been involved with a number of critically acclaimed films including Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, the Munna Bhai series, Parineeta and the recently released film, Eklavya: The Royal Guard.


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