Baldev Raj Chopra (B.R. Chopra) (21 April 1924 – 5 November 2008) was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials. Most known for Hindi films like Naya Daur (1957), Kanoon (1961), Gumrah (1963) and Humrāz (1967) and the TV Series, Mahabharat in the late 1980s, The Hindu, 6 November 2008. he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998. Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Born in Ludhiana, "B.R." received an M.A. in English literature from University of the Punjab in Lahore. He started his career in 1944 as a film journalist with Cine Herald, a film-monthly published in Lahore, he later took over the magazine and ran it until 1947. The Times of India, 6 November 2008. In the same year, he launched a film with a story by I. S. Johar, Chandni Chowk. Naeem Hashmi was hero of this movie and Erika Rukhshi was the heroine. Just as the production of film was to start, riots broke out in Lahore and he and his family had to flee from the city. After the partition of India into India and Pakistan in 1947, he moved to Delhi. He later moved to Bombay (Mumbai), where his first production, Karwat, began in 1948, though it turned out to be a flop. His first film as a director, Afsana, was...... Read More