Pamela Chopra is an Indian film producer and the widow of acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra. She was born in Calcutta, India on May 5th 1948.
Pamela’s father was a doctor who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and her mother worked as a teacher at St. Thomas College in Shimla. She graduated from Lady Irwin College with a degree in Political Science before going on to study management and business at the University of Delhi where she earned her MBA.
Pamela Chopra’s career highlights include producing numerous award-winning films and managing her late husband, Yash Chopra’s production company. In the early 2000s, she produced a film titled Veer-Zaara starring Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta which was critically acclaimed and went on to receive several awards including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. She also co-produced Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in 2006 with Karan Johar which earned five awards at the IIFA Awards as well as being nominated for seven others.
In addition to her work in film production, Pamela has been recognized by many organizations throughout her career. In 2010, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Lions International Club of India and an honorary doctorate by Amity University in
She has been featured on various magazine covers such as Femina India Magazine, Ladies Home Journal (India) and Savvy Magazine (India). Finally, Pamela is a former member of the Central Board of Film Certification in India.
Relationship & Family
Pamela Chopra met her husband Yash Chopra in 1970 when she was 25 years old. Yash, a successful Bollywood producer at the time, had taken an interest in Pamela and they were married shortly thereafter. Together they went on to have two children: Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra. Aditya is the older of the two sons and he followed his father’s footsteps into film production. He has produced several award-winning films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge , Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Uday also works in the film industry but does not have any producing credits under his name yet; instead, he is mostly known for acting roles such as Dhoom 2 and Pyaar Impossible! Pamela has been a source of support for both her sons throughout their careers. She often attends their premieres or other events related to their work with them by her side, speaking highly of each project that is released.
Net Worth & Assets
Pamela Chopra’s estimated net worth is $ 60 million, making her one of the wealthiest women in India. She has acquired her wealth through her career in film production and also as a result of being married to the late Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra who had an estimated net worth of $ 400 million at the time of his death.
The majority of Pamela’s assets consist primarily of property located in Mumbai which was inherited from Yash after his passing. This includes their family home, where Pamela will remain until her death on April 20, 2023, as well as various other houses located across the city. In addition to those real estate holdings, she held substantial stocks and investments, including a stake in Mukta Arts Limited, which produced films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Those investments had contributed significantly to increasing Pamela’s wealth over time.
In addition to her financial assets, Pamela Chopra also owned numerous luxury cars, including two Rolls Royce vehicles – one for herself and another for Aditya that was gifted by Yash before his passing. Her other automobiles included an Audi Q7 SUV, BMW 7 Series sedan, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe convertible among others.
Pamela Chopra died from pneumonia in Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on April 20, 2023, at the age of 75, after being brought to the hospital for “age-related issues.” Her health had rapidly worsened, and she was on ventilatory support at the time of her death.
Pamela Chopra has had a long and successful career in film production that spans over five decades. Her hard work and dedication to the industry have been rewarded with numerous awards such as a Lifetime Achievement Award from Lions International Club of India and an honorary doctorate by Amity University. She was also the owner of substantial assets including several luxury cars, properties located in Mumbai, along with various stocks and investments inherited from late husband Yash Chopra which have significantly contributed to her estimated net worth of $ 60 million. Overall, Pamela Chopra’s life was one of great success that serves as an inspiration for many aspiring filmmakers all around the world.