He is the son of Yash Chopra (legendary director and producer) and brother of Aditya Chopra (director of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein). He is associate director when it comes to his father’s and brother’s movies.
He made his debut under his brother’s direction in Mohabbatein. He starred with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and five other debutantes (Shamita Shetty, Jugal Hansraj, Jimmy Shergill, Preeti Jhangiani and Kim Sharma). The film was a hit but the audiences noticed Bachchan, Khan, and Rai rather than Uday and the other five stars. However the film established him in the industry.
He has mostly done films under his father’s production house. He had his first hit in 2004 with the action thriller Dhoom. His playful performance was appreciated and it enhanced him in the industry. His friend is actor Hrithik Roshan.
He dated actress Tanisha Mukherjee, his co star in Neel and Niki but unfortunately they broke up in 2007. There were many rumours about there marriage but nothing materialized.
He has worked as an assistant director in the past under the Yash Raj Film banner. His debut was the Yash Raj Film Mohabbatein starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and four other debutantes. The film did well at the box office and was a hit.
The movies which he has done are mostly with his father’s production house. After Mohabbatein he appeared in many more movies like Mujhse Dosti Karoge (2002), Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hain (2002), Supari and Charas. His first hit was Dhoom (2004) which was an action thriller and then he starred in it’s sequel Dhoom2 released in 2006. He has also worked as an executive producer for movies like Hum Tum and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and as a producer for Yeh Dillagi.
He is currently playing a major role in the Information Technology and digital rights management of the Yash Raj Productions and helping his brother Aditya to run the company.
Movies Done By Uday Chopra
- 1991 Lamhe – Assistant director
- 1993 Parampara – Assistant director
- 1993 Darr – Assistant director
- 1994 Yeh Dillagi – Producer
- 1995 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge – Assistant director
- 1997 Dil To Pagal Hai – Assistant director
- 2000 Mohabbatein Vikram Kapoor/Oberoi Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
- 2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Sanjay Malhotra
- 2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Rohan Varma Also producer
- 2003 Supari Aryan Pandit
- 2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Day 6 Announcer Special appearance
- 2004 Charas: A Joint Operation Ashraf
- 2004 Dhoom Ali Khan
- 2004 Hum Tum – Assistant Director
- 2005 Neal ‘n’ Nikki Gurneal ‘Neal’ Ahluwalia
- 2006 Dhoom 2 Ali Khan
- 2009 Dil Bole Hadippa bicycle driver in the song “Ishq Hi Hai Rab” special appearance
- 2010 Pyaar Impossible Abhay Sharma Also producer and writer
- 2011 Ladies vs Ricky Bahl – Screenwriter
- 2013 Dhoom 3 Ali Khan
- 2014 Grace of Monaco – Producer
- 2014 The Longest Week – Producer