Uday Chopra is the younger son of Late Yash Chopra. He was born & brought up in a filmy family where his father was an Indian film director and producer. He has one brother Aditya Chopra who is also a director and a producer. His sister-in-law is Rani Mukerji, popular Bollywood actress.
He started his career as an Assistant Director in a number of his father’s and brother’s films. In 1994 he entered production business and produced a movie Yeh Dillagi with Kajol, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in lead. He made his acting debut in the year 2000 under his father’s banner YRF in “Mohabbatein”. Movie fared well at the box office but he didn’t gain much benefit out of it. Most of the movies, done by him have been under his father’s production house. He couldn’t establish himself as an actor and that led him to shift his focus on film direction.