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B'day Spl: Mysterious Life Of Aditya Chopra

Aditya Chopra is a three-time National Award winning Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and distributor. Chopra, the elder son of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra, was born on 21 May 1971. Aditya was diagnosed with severe APD as a child and recovered from the disorder throughout his teenage. He graduated from Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics along with Anil Thadani, Karan Johar and Abhishek Kapoor. He was married to Payal Khanna, until their divorce in 2009. In April 2014, he married actress Rani Mukerji in a private wedding ceremony in Italy.

His work as a director includes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). He is also the current chairman of India's 45 year-old multi-national film, media and entertainment conglomerate, Yash Raj Films (YRF). Chopra has written and produced a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films under the banner like Veer-Zaara (2004), Hum Tum (2004), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Fanaa (2006), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), New York (2009), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Ishaqzaade (2012), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), The Dhoom Trilogy (2004, 2006 & 2013) and Gunday (2014).

Apart from emerging as the most equitable brand in Indian Entertainment, his company has earned the status of a movie mogul in the Indian market, through the years of its existence. In the year 2014, Chopra became the first Indian producer to move towards a true film studio model through Independent projects helmed by producers, writers and directors under the YRF banner. With a majority of its films being part of the highest grossing Indian films of all time, the company is estimated to be worth ₹4000 crore (US$680 million) thereby making it the biggest and most successful film production company in the history of Indian Cinema.

Chopra has however remained extremely media-shy and has battled constant reports of an alleged social anxiety disorder throughout his two-decade career. Well let's embark on his mysterious life's journey and get to know some mind boggling facts.

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