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Yash Chopra's life

A timeline of Yash Chopra's amazing life in film.

1932: Yash Raj Chopra is born.

1959: Makes directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool.

1965: Receives first Filmfare Best Director Award for Waqt.

1973: Establishes own production company, Yash Raj Films, and launches it with Daag: A Poem of Love.

1975: Releases the action thriller Deewar which marks Amitabh Bachchan's arrival as Bollywood's "angry young man".

1985: Chopra's career takes a dip as he releases Faasle, a romantic drama which turns out to be a critical and commercial failure, regarded as the worst work of his entire career.

1989: Makes a comeback with Chandni, which marks the first in what will soon be known as "Yash Chopra-style" films: romantic, highly emotional, heroine-centric and featuring a melodic soundtrack shot in picturesque foreign locales.

1993: Directs musical thriller Darr, starring Juhi Chawla and Sunny Deol, alongside newcomer Shah Rukh Khan. The runaway success becomes a cult classic and marks the start of Khan's ascent.

1995: Releases his iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

2001: The Government of India honours Chopra with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001.

2006: Yash Raj Films becomes India's biggest production company.

2007: Receives Filmfare Power Award.

2012: Passes away at age 80.