Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Active - 1985 - 2019  |   Born - Sep 5, 1952 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India  |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Epic, Musical, Crime

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  • Won several awards with his first student short film, titled Murder at Monkey Hill (1976).
  • An Encounter with Faces (1978), a story about impoverished children, was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and it also received the Golden Peacock Award in Delhi.
  • National Film Development Corporation aided him to make his first film Sazaye Maut (1981).
  • Founded the production company Vinod Chopra Films in 1985, which has gone on to become one of India's most lucrative film companies.
  • Winner of six National Film Awards.
  • Producer of the most successful Indian film of all time, 3 Idiots (2009).
  • Made his Hollywood debut as a director with the movie Broken Horses (2015).