Anupama Chopra is an Indian author, journalist, film critic and director of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
23 Facts About Anupama Chopra
Anupama Chopra is the founder and editor of the digital platform Film Companion, which offers a curated look at cinema.
Anupama Chopra has written several books on Indian cinema and has been a film critic for NDTV, India Today, as well as the Hindustan Times.
Anupama Chopra hosted a weekly film review show The Front Row With Anupama Chopra, on Star World.
Anupama Chopra won the 2000 National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema for her first book Sholay: The Making of a Classic.
Anupama Chopra is the festival director of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image.
Anupama Chopra's grandfather, originally from Delhi, was an executive with Union Carbide, Kolkata.
Anupama Chopra's mother Kamna Chandra was a scriptwriter who wrote dialogue for such films as Prem Rog and Chandni.
Anupama Chopra grew up with her brother and sister in Mumbai, where her family lived in Nepean Sea Road and then in Cuffe Parade.
Anupama Chopra's sister Tanuja Chandra is an Indian Film director and screenwriter; her brother Vikram Chandra is a novelist, who splits his time between California and India.
Anupama Chopra lived in Hong Kong for several years as a teenager.
Anupama Chopra graduated from St Xavier's College, Mumbai with a BA in English Literature in 1987.
Later, Anupama Chopra earned her MA in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Anupama Chopra won the Harrington Award for "academic excellence and promise for success in the field of magazine journalism" while at Medill.
Anupama Chopra's 2011 book First Day First Show: Writings from the Bollywood Trenches, is a compilation of her articles on Hindi cinema over two decades, published by Penguin India.
Anupama Chopra's work has been published in India Today, India's largest English-language magazine.
Anupama Chopra hosted film review show, Picture This on NDTV 24X7 news channel.
Anupama Chopra's latest book, The Front Row: Conversations on Cinema published by HarperCollins is a collection of her televised interviews with both Indian Film and Hollywood personalities.
Anupama Chopra is actively involved in works related to film festivals happening in India.
In November 2014, Anupama Chopra replaced Shyam Benegal to become the chairperson of the Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image.
In July 2014, Anupama Chopra founded the website Film Companion as a pan-India platform for entertainment journalism.
Anupama Chopra is married to Vidhu Vinod Anupama Chopra, a Hindi Film producer and director.
Anupama Chopra's son Agni Dev Chopra is an aspiring cricketer.