Aditya Chopra is an Indian film producer, screenwriter and director. He is most popular for directing films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. He has produced films like Dhoom, Veer-Zaara, Bunty Aur Babli, Fanaa, Dhoom 2, Chak De! India, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, New York, Dil Bole Hadipaa, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year, Badmaash Company, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Ek Tha Tiger, and many more .
Aditya Chopra is the elder son of filmmaker Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra. As a child, Aditya was shy and preferred to keep to himself and developed a keen interest in watching films and writing stories.
Aditya Chopra was also known as an avid dancer among his select group of friends and would often try to outshine others during his childhood days. He completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, along with his brother's and states that his best friends as he grew up were Karan Johar and younger brother Uday Chopra.
Aditya started his film making career at the age of 18 as an assistant director, working with his father for films like Chandni, Lamhe and Darr. Aditya, after gaining a respectable amount of experience, started independently at the age of 23, with the all time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, for which he was the director and writer. The film was scripted by Chopra and produced by his father Yash Chopra, under the Yash Raj Films banner.
Aditya started work on the script of the film in the year 1990, at the age of 19, and gradually spent time making about five drafts of the film's original script. Aditya Chopra even managed to convince his brother Uday Chopra and close friend Karan Johar, both aspiring film makers, to enter the film industry as assistant director's along with the film. Chopra states that the presence of his brothers, during the making of the film worked as a huge emotional support for him and helped him great deal with the final outcome of the movie.
Aditya Chopra married his high school girlfriend, Payal Khanna, at the age of 30, in a private ceremony attended by a few of the couple's close friends. The couple, however filed for divorce, on 20 April 2009.